Cemeteries

The Cemeteries report contains the list of cemeteries, and other sites, where the the aircrew of No. 550 Squadron (Royal Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force and Royal New Zealand Air Force) who gave their lives while the Squadron was on operations are laid. In the case of aircrew for whom there is no known resting place then Runnymede is referenced.

The default report provides the complete list of cemeteries in alphabetic order.

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Definitions of the abbreviations used are available: here.




Brussels Town Cemetery (Belgium)

Description Web Links
Brussels Town Cemetery -
Rank Initials
(First Name)
Last Name Decorations Service Service No. Role Flight Grave/Panel Web Links
Sgt K H F
(Kenneth Harold Fontain)
de Lengerke RAF 517767 R/AG JA712 Grave X.18.16 /documents/public/Rebecq-Memorial-Project/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POECPurney/index.php
/pages/550-sqdn-reunion-2012.php
http://www.rebecq-memorial.eu/crew.php
Sgt T E
(Thomas Edward)
Flanagan RCAF J.92033 Nav JA712 Grave X.18.29 /documents/public/Rebecq-Memorial-Project/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POECPurney/index.php
/pages/550-sqdn-reunion-2012.php
http://www.rebecq-memorial.eu/crew.php
https://www.veterans.gc.ca/en/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/2108981
Sgt P C M
(Peter Charles Morrell)
King RAF 1394149 W/Op JA712 Grave X.18.29 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POKJNewman/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POECPurney/index.php
/documents/public/Rebecq-Memorial-Project/index.php
/pages/550-sqdn-reunion-2012.php
http://www.rebecq-memorial.eu/crew.php
P/O E C
(Elvin Curtis)
Purney RCAF J.19590 P JA712 Grave X.18.29 /documents/public/Rebecq-Memorial-Project/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POECPurney/index.php
/pages/550-sqdn-reunion-2012.php
http://www.rebecq-memorial.eu/crew.php
https://www.veterans.gc.ca/en/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/2109244
Sgt J L
(John Leonard)
Sheahan RAF 1800275 F/Eng JA712 Grave X.18.17 /documents/public/Rebecq-Memorial-Project/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POECPurney/index.php
/pages/550-sqdn-reunion-2012.php
http://www.rebecq-memorial.eu/crew.php
TOTAL: 550 Aircrew buried or commemorated at this location 5





Heverlee War Cemetery (Belgium)

Description Web Links
Heverlee War Cemetery is located 30 kilometres from Brussels and 3 kilometres south of Leuven. The cemetery now contains 977 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 37 of them unidentified. http://www.cwgc.org/find-a-cemetery/cemetery/55000/HEVERLEE%20WAR%20CEMETERY
Rank Initials
(First Name)
Last Name Decorations Service Service No. Role Flight Grave/Panel Web Links
F/O B B
(Borden Bramshott)
Ashley RCAF J.25521 A/B ME581 Grave 5.E.19-25 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOPGMilburn/index.php
https://www.veterans.gc.ca/en/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/2777224
http://www.rebecq-memorial.eu/berinzenne.php
F/Sgt N W E
(Norman William Ellison)
Burdett RCAF R.160524 Nav ME581 Grave 5.E.19-25 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOPGMilburn/index.php
https://www.veterans.gc.ca/en/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/2777297
http://www.rebecq-memorial.eu/berinzenne.php
P/O S M
(Sydney Mervyn)
Clarke RAF 50765 MU/AG ME581 Grave 5.E.16 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOPGMilburn/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SqdnLeaderPANicholas/index.php
http://www.rebecq-memorial.eu/berinzenne.php
Sgt S W
(Stanley William)
Courtenay RAF 1578974 W/Op ME581 Grave 5.E.19-25 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOPGMilburn/index.php
http://www.rebecq-memorial.eu/berinzenne.php
F/O H A G
(Harry Albert George)
Gadd RAF 152574 A/B PD255 Grave 3.A.5 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtDJFoster/index.php
F/Sgt A H
(Arthur Harrington)
Jefferies CGM RAF 1313283 P LM425 5.B.19 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FSgtAHJefferies/index.php
/pages/550-sqdn-jalhay-commemorations.php
http://www.rebecq-memorial.eu/jalay.php
https://aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=LM425
/original-site-archive/lib/image052.jpg
F/O D W
(Daniel William)
Magan RAF 148510 R/AG ME581 Grave 5.E.17 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOPGMilburn/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FSgtCGFoster/index.php
http://www.rebecq-memorial.eu/berinzenne.php
F/O P G
(Philip Giles)
Milburn RCAF J.23416 P ME581 Grave 5.E.18 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOPGMilburn/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POVJBouchard/index.php
https://www.veterans.gc.ca/en/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/2777764
http://www.rebecq-memorial.eu/berinzenne.php
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Philip-Giles-Milburn-Flying-Officer/116046868408247?v=info
Sgt F P
(Frederick Parkinson)
Newcombe RAF 200723 F/Eng PD255 Grave 3.A.6 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtDJFoster/index.php
Sgt J
(Joseph)
Palfrey RAF 1542325 F/Eng ME581 Grave 5.E.19-25 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOPGMilburn/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtAJGrain/index.php
http://www.rebecq-memorial.eu/berinzenne.php
Sgt R H
(Robert Henry)
Paxton RAF 1329560 F/Eng LM425 Grave 5.B.17 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POWNHBrawn/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FSgtAHJefferies/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FSgtCGFoster/index.php
http://www.rebecq-memorial.eu/jalay.php
https://aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=LM425
Sgt H
(Harold)
Simpson RAF 1549784 Nav LM425 Grave 5.B.16 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FSgtAHJefferies/index.php
/pages/550-sqdn-jalhay-commemorations.php
http://www.rebecq-memorial.eu/jalay.php
https://aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=LM425
Sgt J W
(James Woodburn)
Whitley RAF 978030 R/AG LM425 Grave 5.B.18 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FSgtAHJefferies/index.php
/pages/550-sqdn-jalhay-commemorations.php
http://www.rebecq-memorial.eu/jalay.php
https://aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=LM425
TOTAL: 550 Aircrew buried or commemorated at this location 13





Melveren Cemetery (Sint-Truiden) (Belgium)

Description Web Links
Memorial to Graf Georges de Menten de Horne erected by the family http://www.aviationheritage.eu/nl/content/graf-georges-menten-horne
Rank Initials
(First Name)
Last Name Decorations Service Service No. Role Flight Grave/Panel Web Links
F/O G M G
(Georges Marie Ghislain)
de Menten de Horne RAF FX117431 Nav DV345 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FORHMaule/index.php
http://www.bcar.org.uk/1944-incident-logs
http://www.aviationheritage.eu/nl/content/graf-georges-menten-horne
http://gw.geneanet.org/gounou?lang=en&p=georges&n=de+menten+de+horne
http://www.bloggen.be/trudonensia/archief.php?ID=2237288
http://blogimages.bloggen.be/trudonensia/2237288-3b8caac8211522990d049288a765721a.jpg
http://www.preventie-sint-truiden.be/ridders-de-menten-de-horneplein.aspx
http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Menten_de_Horne
http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghislaine_de_Menten_de_Horne


http://www.aviationheritage.eu/nl/content/graf-georges-menten-horne

TOTAL: 550 Aircrew buried or commemorated at this location 1





Schoonselhof Cemetery (Belgium)

Description Web Links
Schoonselhof Cemetery http://www.ww1cemeteries.com/ww1cemeteries/schoonselhofcemetery.htm
Rank Initials
(First Name)
Last Name Decorations Service Service No. Role Flight Grave/Panel Web Links
Sgt E C
(Ernest Cecil)
Beacham RAF 1587896 MU/AG DV309 Grave 1Va.E.20 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POGWHinde/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/DV309/index.php
/pages/550-sqdn-westerlo-commemorations.php
http://www.rebecq-memorial.eu/westerlo.php
P/O G W
(Geoffrey William)
Hinde RAF 175573 P DV309 Grave 1Va.E.17 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POGWHinde/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/DV309/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOJORichard/index.php
/pages/550-sqdn-westerlo-commemorations.php
http://www.rebecq-memorial.eu/westerlo.php
F/Sgt C C
(Clifford Cyril)
Sharland RAF 1318198 A/B DV309 Grave 1Va.E.19 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POGWHinde/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/DV309/index.php
/pages/550-sqdn-westerlo-commemorations.php
http://www.rebecq-memorial.eu/westerlo.php
Sgt T L J
(Thomas Leonard John)
Whittick RAF 1852098 F/Eng DV309 Grave 1Va.E.18 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POGWHinde/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/DV309/index.php
/pages/550-sqdn-westerlo-commemorations.php
http://www.rebecq-memorial.eu/westerlo.php
https://wartimememoriesproject.com/ww2/view.php?uid=222859
Sgt W A J
(William Arthur John)
Young RAF 1876460 R/AG DV309 Grave 1Va.E.16 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POGWHinde/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/DV309/index.php
/pages/550-sqdn-westerlo-commemorations.php
http://www.rebecq-memorial.eu/westerlo.php
TOTAL: 550 Aircrew buried or commemorated at this location 5





St. Niklaas Communal Cemetery (Belgium)

Description Web Links
St Niklaas Communal Cemetery (Oost Vlaanderen Belgium) http://www.inmemories.com/Cemeteries/stniklaas.htm
Rank Initials
(First Name)
Last Name Decorations Service Service No. Role Flight Grave/Panel Web Links
Sgt D S
(Donald Sidney)
Bruty RAF 1153961 F/Eng LL851 Grave 32973 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/LL851/index.php
/pages/550-sqdn-photos.php#LL851
http://www.rebecq-memorial.eu/stniklaas.php
http://www.inmemories.com/Cemeteries/stniklaas.htm
P/O P J
(Peter James)
Dukelow RAF 170280 P LL851 Grave 32970 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/LL851/index.php
/pages/550-sqdn-photos.php#LL851
http://www.rebecq-memorial.eu/stniklaas.php
http://www.inmemories.com/Cemeteries/stniklaas.htm
P/O L R
(Leslie Ronald)
Dunham RAF 154276 Nav LL851 Grave 32971 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/LL851/index.php
/pages/550-sqdn-photos.php#LL851
http://www.rebecq-memorial.eu/stniklaas.php
http://www.inmemories.com/Cemeteries/stniklaas.htm
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2896338/DUNHAM,%20LESLIE%20RONALD
Sgt S A
(Sidney Alfred)
Jarvis RAF 1808378 R/AG LL851 Sp. Mem. "C" Grave 32974 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/LL851/index.php
/pages/550-sqdn-photos.php#LL851
http://www.rebecq-memorial.eu/stniklaas.php
http://www.inmemories.com/Cemeteries/stniklaas.htm
P/O H E
(Herman Earl)
MacDuff RCAF J.19534 MU/AG LL851 Grave 32972 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/LL851/index.php
/pages/550-sqdn-photos.php#LL851
https://www.veterans.gc.ca/en/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/2896340
http://www.rebecq-memorial.eu/stniklaas.php
http://www.inmemories.com/Cemeteries/stniklaas.htm
Sgt D A W
(David Alfred William)
Mayo RAF 1576545 W/Op LL851 Sp. Mem. "C" Grave 32976 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/LL851/index.php
/pages/550-sqdn-photos.php#LL851
http://www.rebecq-memorial.eu/stniklaas.php
http://www.inmemories.com/Cemeteries/stniklaas.htm
Sgt L R
(Leslie Robert)
Towsley RCAF J/93539 A/B LL851 Grave 32975 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/LL851/index.php
/pages/550-sqdn-photos.php#LL851
https://www.veterans.gc.ca/en/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/2896342
http://www.rebecq-memorial.eu/stniklaas.php
http://www.inmemories.com/Cemeteries/stniklaas.htm
TOTAL: 550 Aircrew buried or commemorated at this location 7





Uccle (Drieweg) Communal Cemetery (Belgium)

Description Web Links
Uccle (Drieweg) Communal Cemetery -
Rank Initials
(First Name)
Last Name Decorations Service Service No. Role Flight Grave/Panel Web Links
Sgt C A
(Charles)
DeLaveleye RAF 1814844 MU/AG ME503 Southern outskirts Brussels.
Originally buried British Cemetery Heerstrasse,
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOCARhude/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POSWNielson/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOCJJones/index.php
TOTAL: 550 Aircrew buried or commemorated at this location 1





Wevelgem Communal Cemetery (Belgium)

Description Web Links
Wevelgem Communal Cemetery is located 22 Kms east of Ieper town centre on the Meenseweg N8, connecting Ieper to Menen (Menin), Wevelgem and onto Kortrijk. Wevelgem Communal Cemetery contains the graves of 63 Commonwealth airmen of the Second World War. http://www.cwgc.org/find-a-cemetery/cemetery/54884/WEVELGEM%20COMMUNAL%20CEMETERY
Rank Initials
(First Name)
Last Name Decorations Service Service No. Role Flight Grave/Panel Web Links
Sgt C A
(Charles Aidan)
Bonner RAF 1523916 MU/AG LL810 Grave E.498 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/PODMcCrae/index.php
http://www.rebecq-memorial.eu/lichtervelde.php
Sgt A H
(Albert Henry)
Brown RAF 2209356 R/AG LL810 Grave E.498 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/PODMcCrae/index.php
http://www.rebecq-memorial.eu/lichtervelde.php
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2776042/BROWN,%20ALBERT%20HENRY
Sgt R A
(Ronald Archibald)
Drury RAF 1429179 F/Eng LL810 Grave E.498 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/PODMcCrae/index.php
http://www.rebecq-memorial.eu/lichtervelde.php
Sgt A G
(Arthur Graham)
Hall RAF 1535797 W/Op LL810 Grave E.498 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/PODMcCrae/index.php
http://www.rebecq-memorial.eu/lichtervelde.php
http://warmemorials.myfastforum.org/archive/methodist-church__o_t__t_3850.html
F/Sgt F G
(Frank George)
Lebano RCAF J.87266 A/B LL810 Grave E.499 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/PODMcCrae/index.php
https://www.veterans.gc.ca/en/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/2776070
http://www.rebecq-memorial.eu/lichtervelde.php
P/O D
(Donald)
McCrae RCAF J.85104 P LL810 Grave E.498 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/PODMcCrae/index.php
https://www.veterans.gc.ca/en/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/2776073
http://www.rebecq-memorial.eu/lichtervelde.php
F/O M
(Martin)
Shapiro RCAF J.23351 Nav LL810 Grave E.497 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/PODMcCrae/index.php
https://www.veterans.gc.ca/en/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/2776090
http://www.rebecq-memorial.eu/lichtervelde.php
TOTAL: 550 Aircrew buried or commemorated at this location 7



Summaries

Summary Totals

TOTAL number of Cemeteries (as listed above) with 550 dead 7
TOTAL number of 550 Aircrew recorded at the above Cemeteries 39

Number of Cemeteries per Country

Country Total
Belgium 7
Denmark 1
France 15
Germany 5
Ireland 2
The Netherlands 6
UK 33
TOTAL 69

Totals of Men in all Cemeteries per Country

Country Total
Belgium 39
Denmark 1
France 86
Germany 116
Ireland 2
The Netherlands 36
UK 94
TOTAL 374



The details were last updated: 18 June 2024

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