The Maidenhead Register

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  1. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    CWGC :: Cemetery Details

    Have now decided to get on with searching for the graves of these servicemen & women who were foreign natiionals who served with the Commonwealth Forces & whose remains were repatriated.

    As usual all grave finds will be subject to CWGC approval.

    Initally I will be concentrating on the US as records are available on line in a language that I speak.
     
  2. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    Graves found & reported to CWGC; all were found just by using Find A Grave

    Name: ARN, JOHN ALBERT
    Initials: J A
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Sergeant (Pilot)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force
    Unit Text: 52 O.T.U.
    Age: 23
    Date of Death: 10/02/1942
    Service No: R/83133
    Additional information: Repatriated to the U.S.A.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Memorial: THE MAIDENHEAD REGISTER


    Mount Calvary Cemetery
    Fort Jennings
    Putnam County
    Ohio, USA
    Plot: Section C

    Name: DEEMER, AMOR MEADE
    Initials: A M
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Captain (Pilot)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Transport Command
    Unit Text: 44 A.T. Group
    Date of Death: 22/11/1943
    Additional information: Repatriated to the U.S.A.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Memorial: THE MAIDENHEAD REGISTER

    Burial:
    Brookville Cemetery
    Brookville
    Jefferson County
    Pennsylvania, USA

    Name: McBRYDE, SAMUEL HAMPTON
    Initials: S H
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Sergeant (Pilot)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force
    Unit Text: 15 (P) A.F.U.
    Age: 21
    Date of Death: 13/10/1942
    Service No: R/109887
    Additional information: Repatriated to the U.S.A.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Memorial: THE MAIDENHEAD REGISTER

    Burial:
    Falfurrias Burial Park
    Falfurrias
    Brooks County
    Texas, USA

    Name: MILTON, WILLIAM BYRD LEE
    Initials: W B L
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: First Officer
    Regiment/Service: Air Transport Auxiliary
    Unit Text: 5 O.T.U.
    Age: 35
    Date of Death: 23/02/1943
    Additional information: Cremated - ashes repatriated to the U.S.A.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Memorial: THE MAIDENHEAD REGISTER

    Burial:
    Ware Episcopal Church Cemetery
    Gloucester
    Gloucester County
    Virginia, USA

    Name: NOEL, PATRICK CLUNEY
    Initials: P C
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Flight Sergeant (Pilot)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force
    Unit Text: 22 O.T.U.
    Age: 22
    Date of Death: 29/07/1942
    Service No: R/833366
    Additional information: Repatriated to the U.S.A.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Memorial: THE MAIDENHEAD REGISTER

    Fairview Cemetery (North Section)
    Memphis
    Hall County
    Texas, USA
    Plot: G-123-3

    Name: NICHOLSON, MARY WEBB
    Initials: M W
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Second Officer
    Regiment/Service: Air Transport Auxiliary
    Age: 37
    Date of Death: 22/05/1943
    Additional information: Cremated - ashes repatriated to the U.S.A.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Memorial: THE MAIDENHEAD REGISTER

    Burial:
    New Garden Friends Cemetery
    Greensboro
    Guilford County
    North Carolina, USA

    Name: PEWITT, ROBERT LEWIS
    Initials: R L
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Pilot Officer
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Unit Text: 133 (Eagle) Sqdn.
    Age: 22
    Date of Death: 19/05/1942
    Service No: 100528
    Additional information: Repatriated to the U.S.A.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Memorial: THE MAIDENHEAD REGISTER

    Burial:
    Eastside Cemetery
    Bridgeport
    Wise County
    Texas, USA
    Plot: 3, 1, 622

    Name: WADE, LANCE CLEO
    Initials: L C
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Wing Commander (Pilot)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Date of Death: 12/01/1944
    Service No: 68717
    Awards: D F C and 2 Bars
    Additional information: Repatriated to the U.S.A.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Memorial: THE MAIDENHEAD REGISTER

    Burial:
    McKnight Cemetery
    Cushing
    Nacogdoches County
    Texas, USA

    Name: WALMSLEY, ELWOOD PALMES
    Initials: E P
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Captain
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Ferry Command
    Date of Death: 28/03/1943
    Additional information: Repatriated to the U.S.A.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Memorial: THE MAIDENHEAD REGISTER

    Puerto Rico National Cemetery
     
  3. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    Name: McANANY, ROBERT ADRIAN
    Initials: R A
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Pilot Officer (Pilot)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Unit Text: 1 (C) O.T.U.
    Age: 23
    Date of Death: 01/10/1941
    Service No: 100990
    Additional information: Repatriated to U.S.A.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Memorial: THE MAIDENHEAD REGISTER

    Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Shawnee, Johnson Co, KS
     
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  4. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    Re John Albert Arn. Info received from the US shows that the gravestone reads buried in England
     
  5. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    From evidence from the Canadian Virtual War Memorial it seems as though he was originally buried in England at Chalford Tabernacle Graveyard, Gloucester, but his body was repatriated to Mount Calvary Cemetery. Therefore the headstone must predate the repatriation
     
  6. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    Chris, is this to find people who should be on the register and aren't or on those already on the register, or both?

    Interesting stuff as I had never heard of the Maidenhead Register.
     
  7. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    Paul

    This is the description of the register at CWGC:-

    Cemetery: THE MAIDENHEAD REGISTER

    Country: United Kingdom Locality: Berkshire

    Historical Information: Those named within the Maidenhead Register were all non-Commonwealth foreign nationals who died serving as members of Commonwealth Forces. Their remains were removed to their home countries and are presently commemorated solely by their database record and register entry.

    The register is maintained at C.W.G.C. Head Office, Maidenhead.

    No. of Identified Casualties: 194
     
  8. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    Thanks. I wonder if it is a recent thing?
     
  9. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    Paul

    Cannot really comment on how long the register has been in existence as I only stumbled on it by accident. Thought it was worth tracking down their graves because as it stands at the moment the register is their only commemoration. However I think in time when all leads on finding their graves have been exhausted then they will be added to their relevant service memorial.

    Chris

    Sorry about the late reply as I have been too attentive to the forums over Xmas
     
  10. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    The acceptances have started
    Name: MILTON, WILLIAM BYRD LEE
    Initials: W B L
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: First Officer
    Regiment/Service: Air Transport Auxiliary
    Unit Text: 5 O.T.U.
    Age: 35
    Date of Death: 23/02/1943
    Additional information: Cremated - ashes repatriated to the U.S.A.
    N.B.: Recent research has shown that First Officer Milton is buried here.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Section West. Lot 133
    Cemetery: GLOUCESTER WARE EPISCOPAL CHURCH CEMETERY

    Name: PEWITT, ROBERT LEWIS
    Initials: R L
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Pilot Officer
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Unit Text: 133 (Eagle) Sqdn.
    Age: 22
    Date of Death: 19/05/1942
    Service No: 100528
    Additional information: Repatriated to the U.S.A.
    N.B.: Recent research has shown that Pilot Officer Pewitt is buried here.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Section 3. Row 1. Grave 622
    Cemetery: BRIDGEPORT EASTSIDE CEMETERY
     
  11. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    Due to some major developments on this project I have been a bit quiet recently.

    IFCP has now found graves of those on Maidenhead Register in the following countries

    Czech Republic x 3

    Denmark x 2

    France x 1

    Israel x 1

    Norway x 1

    Slovak Republic x 1

    UK x 3

    USA X 13

    All are subject to approval by CWGC (some have already been accepted).

    Should anyone want the names please ask

    Chris
     
  12. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    Other than those listed above the following graves have been found from the Maidenhead Register

    Name: ALEXANDER, WILLIAM WILSON
    Initials: W W
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Flying Officer (Pilot)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force
    Unit Text: 5 (P) A.F.U
    Age: 26
    Date of Death: 28/04/1944
    Service No: J/11082
    N.B.: Recent research has shown that Flying Officer Alexander is buried here.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Section H. N 1/2. Lot 372. Grave 3
    Cemetery: PITTSBURGH SOUTH SIDE CEMETERY

    Name: ANDERSON, ROBERT VENABLE
    Initials: R V
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: First Officer
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Ferry Command
    Date of Death: 29/04/1943
    N.B.: Recent research has shown that First Officer Anderson is buried here.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Section E. Grave 674
    Cemetery: SAN BRUNO (GOLDEN GATE) NATIONAL CEMETERY

    Name: BUCHWALD, NIELS JUUL RYSEN STEEN
    Initials: N J R S
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Flying Officer (Pilot)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Unit Text: 222 Sqdn
    Age: 29
    Date of Death: 13/10/1944
    Service No: 143462
    Additional information: Repatriated to Bislev Cemetery, Denmark.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Memorial: THE MAIDENHEAD REGISTER

    There is now definite evidence that he is buried here

    Name: DITTRICH, FRANTISEK
    Initials: F
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Pilot Officer
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Unit Text: 311 (Czech) Sqdn.
    Date of Death: 23/10/1941
    Service No: 87616
    Additional information: Repatriated to Czechoslovakia.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Memorial: THE MAIDENHEAD REGISTER

    Hradec Kralove, Kukleny, New Cemetery

    Name: DUVAUCHELLE, RENE
    Initials: R
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Sergeant (Pilot)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Unit Text: 431 Sqdn.
    Age: 28
    Date of Death: 11/01/1941
    Service No: 791032
    Additional information: Repatriated to Rome, Italy.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Memorial: THE MAIDENHEAD REGISTER

    Vaux-le-Penil in Seine-et-Marne

    Name: ESPY, HARL J.
    Initials: H J
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Flying Officer (Pilot)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Unit Text: 35 Sqdn.
    Date of Death: 27/03/1943
    Service No: 118575
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Lot 86. Grave 1
    Cemetery: ESPYVILLE CEMETERY

    Name: HAMRE, MARTIN
    Initials: M
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Captain
    Regiment/Service: British Overseas Airways Corporation
    Date of Death: 25/10/1943
    Additional information: Cremated - ashes repatriated to Norway.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Memorial: THE MAIDENHEAD REGISTER

    Solheim cemetery, Bergen

    Name: KOPEL, SHLOMO
    Initials: S
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Serjeant
    Regiment/Service: Palestine Regiment
    Unit Text: 1st Bn.
    Age: 37
    Date of Death: 19/07/1946
    Service No: PAL/16794
    N.B.: Recent research has shown that Serjeant Kopel is buried here.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Cemetery: KIBBUTZ NA'AN OLD CEMETERY

    Name: LEWIS, GLEN EDWIN
    Initials: G E
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Flight Sergeant (Air Obs.)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force
    Unit Text: 432 Sqdn.
    Date of Death: 04/07/1943
    Service No: R/133341
    Additional information: Repatriated to U.S.A.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Memorial: THE MAIDENHEAD REGISTER

    Cambridge American Cemetery

    Name: PEARL, WARREN WHITEWRIGHT DUNCAN
    Initials: W W D
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Flying Officer (Pilot)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Unit Text: 2 G.T.S.
    Age: 22
    Date of Death: 26/03/1943
    Service No: 123448
    Additional information: Repatriated to the U.S.A.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Memorial: THE MAIDENHEAD REGISTER

    Cambridge American Cemetery

    Name: REZAC, ZDENEK
    Initials: Z
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Flight Sergeant
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Unit Text: 311 (Czech) Sqdn.
    Date of Death: 30/08/1943
    Service No: 787061
    Additional information: Cremated - ashes repatriated to Czechoslovakia.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Memorial: THE MAIDENHEAD REGISTER

    Prague 6 - Bubeneè (II sec., No. 10

    Name: SMIK, OTTO
    Initials: O
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Squadron Leader (Pilot)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Unit Text: 127 Sqdn.
    Date of Death: 28/11/1944
    Service No: 130678
    Awards: D F C
    Additional information: Repatriated to Slovakia.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Memorial: THE MAIDENHEAD REGISTER

    Bratislavia

    Name: THALBITZER, JORGEN BILLY
    Initials: J B
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Flying Officer
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Unit Text: 234 Sqdn.
    Date of Death: 29/03/1943
    Service No: 110594
    Additional information: (Served as THOMPSON). Repatriated to Denmark.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Memorial: THE MAIDENHEAD REGISTER

    Copenhagen Western Cemetery

    Name: TOWNSEND, JAMES MULFORD
    Initials: J M
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Pilot Officer (UT Pilot)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Unit Text: 5 (P) A.F.U.
    Age: 29
    Date of Death: 24/10/1942
    Service No: 128496
    Additional information: Repatriated to the U.S.A.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Memorial: THE MAIDENHEAD REGISTER

    Cambridge American Cemetery

    Name: ZBROJ, EDVARD
    Initials: E
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Flying Officer
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Unit Text: 311 (Czech) Sqdn.
    Date of Death: 04/12/1944
    Service No: 138875
    Additional information: Cremated - ashes repatriated to Czechoslovakia.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Memorial: THE MAIDENHEAD REGISTER

    Family Grave Kralove
     
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  13. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    Well one Chris.
     
  14. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    The most significant moment has arrived in the history of the Maidenhead Register.

    81 Belgian airmen who served with the RAF have been removed from the regsiter & their commemoration has been moved to BRUSSELS TOWN CEMETERY BELGIAN AIRMEN'S FIELD OF HONOUR

    This is an entirely new CWGC location which has resulted from the In From The Cold Project's research into these airmen

    MAY THEY REST IN PEACE
     
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  15. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    Name: WALMSLEY, ELWOOD PALMES
    Initials: E P
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Captain
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Ferry Command
    Date of Death: 28/03/1943
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Section B. Site 142.
    Cemetery: PUERTO RICO UNITED STATES MILITARY CEMETERY

    Commemoration Moved from Maidenhead Register
     
  16. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    STAGEMAN, RICHARD ELMER

    Rank:Flight SergeantTrade:PilotService No:R/98121Date of Death:29/07/1942Regiment/Service:Royal Canadian Air Force16 O.T.U. Grave ReferenceSec. ULE. Lot 5. Block 6. Grave 3.CemeteryCHICAGO (CEDAR PARK) CEMETERYAdditional Information:

    Repatriated to the U.S.A.

    Commemoration Moved From Maidenhead Register
     
  17. KevinBattle

    KevinBattle Senior Member

    I seem to recall a thread on PPRuNe regarding a Greek fighter pilot who was killed when his Typhoon/Tempest was shot down late 1944. IIRC the discussion led to the info that his body had been repatriated. Something about him being one of the Greek top scorers. I'll try to find it in case it's in need of correction too....
     
  18. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    Kevin

    if you could please

    Cheers

    Chris
     
  19. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    HAINEY, HERBERT WILLIAM PATRICK

    Rank:Flying OfficerTrade:PilotService No:119025Date of Death:14/10/1942Age:23Regiment/Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve613 Sqdn. Panel ReferenceMemorialTHE MAIDENHEAD REGISTERAdditional Information:

    Repatriated to U.S.A.

    Grave found at Portland (Mount Calvary) Catholic Cemetery, Oregon, USA.
     
  20. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    COOKE, AUBREY STANLEY

    Rank:

    Flying Officer

    Service No:

    132914

    Date of Death:

    18/08/1943

    Regiment/Service:

    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve



    15 Sqdn

    Grave Reference

    Sec. P.H. Grave 14

    Cemetery

    SAN ANTONIO (FORT SAM HOUSTON) NATIONAL CEMETERY

    Additional Information:
    Repatriated to the U.S.A.


    N.B.
    Recent research has shown that Flying Officer Cooke is buried here.

    Commemoration Moved From Maidenhead Register
     
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