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.




Amersfoort Oud Leusden General Cemetery (The Netherlands)

Description Web Links
Amersfoort is a town 50 kilometres south-east of Amsterdam. The Commonwealth plot contains the graves of 1 soldier and 143 airmen from the UK, 60 Canadian airmen, 11 Australian airmen, 13 New Zealand airmen and 6 Polish airmen making a total of 234 burials of which 12 are unidentified. Most were killed en route to or from bombing raids over Germany. http://www.cwgc.org/find-a-cemetery/cemetery/2059236/AMERSFOORT%20(OUD%20LEUSDEN)%20GENERAL%20CEMETERY
Rank Initials
(First Name)
Last Name Decorations Service Service No. Role Flight Grave/Panel Web Links
F/O H B
(Harold Beverly)
Brett RCAF J.23959 Nav LM134 Plot 13. Row 9. Joint Grave 190 http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/collections/virtualmem/Detail/2620268
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FODFNeilson/index.php
F/L A D
(Alexander Donovan)
McConnell DFC RNZAF 39061 A/B LM134 Plot 13. Row 9. Joint Grave 1 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FSgtAHJefferies/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtAJGrain/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POWJBibby/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOEVSage/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/PONSRogers/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/WOTALloyd/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FODFNeilson/index.php
http://www.flickr.com/photos/550squadron/3008785975/
Sgt E W
(Ernest William)
Webb RAF 1894355 MU/AG LM134 Plot 13. Row 9. Joint Grave 190 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FODFNeilson/index.php
TOTAL: 550 Aircrew buried or commemorated at this location 3





Nederweert War Cemetery (The Netherlands)

Description Web Links
Nederweert War Cemetery -
Rank Initials
(First Name)
Last Name Decorations Service Service No. Role Flight Grave/Panel Web Links
F/Sgt L W
(Leslie Wallace)
Harvey RCAF J.95281 A/B PA995 IV.C.1 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOCJJones/index.php
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2961550
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/content/collections/virtualmem/photoview.cfm?casualty=2961550&photo=70498
https://aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=PA995
https://aircrewremembered.com/ParadieArchiveDatabase/?q=PA995&qand&exc1&exc2&search_only&search_type=exact
TOTAL: 550 Aircrew buried or commemorated at this location 1





Oploo Westerbeek RC Cemetery (The Netherlands)

Description Web Links
Westerbeek, a small village in the commune of Oploo, is situated west of the Overloon to Oploo road. The cemetery is directly behind the Roman Catholic church in the centre of the village. The graves are in two plots, one in the north-east and the other in the south-west part of the cemetery. http://www.cwgc.org/find-a-cemetery/cemetery/2082133/Oploo%20(Westerbeek)%20Roman%20Catholic%20Cemetery
Rank Initials
(First Name)
Last Name Decorations Service Service No. Role Flight Grave/Panel Web Links
F/Sgt W H
(William Henry)
Cook RCAF K/270515 MU/AG PD221 Row 1 Grave 3 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FORGNye/index.php
/pages/550-sqdn-westerbeek-memorial.php
http://www.bomber-command.info/pd221.htm
http://svwm.ca/casualty-display/?ID=A000007256
http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/nic-inm/sm-rm/mdsr-rdr-eng.asp?PID=1175
https://www.airwar4045.nl/
Sgt J
(Jack)
Holding RAF 1685217 Nav PD221 Row 1 Grave 4 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FORGNye/index.php
/pages/550-sqdn-westerbeek-memorial.php
http://www.bomber-command.info/pd221.htm
https://www.airwar4045.nl/
W/O W J
(William Johnson)
Howson RAF 949392 W/Op PD221 Row 1 Grave 5 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FORGNye/index.php
/pages/550-sqdn-westerbeek-memorial.php
http://www.bomber-command.info/pd221.htm
https://www.airwar4045.nl/
Sgt J F
(James Frederick)
Moyle RAF 1806639 A/B PD221 Row 1 Grave 1 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FORGNye/index.php
/pages/550-sqdn-westerbeek-memorial.php
http://www.bomber-command.info/pd221.htm
https://www.airwar4045.nl/
F/O R G
(Robert George)
Nye RAF 188499 P PD221 Row 1 Grave 6 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FORGNye/index.php
/pages/550-sqdn-westerbeek-memorial.php
http://www.bomber-command.info/pd221.htm
https://www.airwar4045.nl/
Sgt C
(Charles)
Stuart RAF 1559208 F/Eng PD221 Row 1 Grave 7 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FORGNye/index.php
/pages/550-sqdn-westerbeek-memorial.php
http://www.bomber-command.info/pd221.htm
https://www.airwar4045.nl/
F/Sgt L C
(Lorne Clifford)
Taerum RCAF R.278581 R/AG PD221 Row 1 Grave 2 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FORGNye/index.php
/pages/550-sqdn-westerbeek-memorial.php
http://www.bomber-command.info/pd221.htm
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/collections/virtualmem/detail/2766409
http://www.bombercommandmuseum.ca/taerum2.html
https://www.airwar4045.nl/
TOTAL: 550 Aircrew buried or commemorated at this location 7





Overloon War Cemetery (The Netherlands)

Description Web Links
The town of Overloon lies in the south of the Netherlands approx 40kms to the south of Nijmegen. The cemetery contains 280 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, and one Dutch war grave. http://www.cwgc.org/find-a-cemetery/cemetery/2006701/Overloon%20War%20Cemetery
Rank Initials
(First Name)
Last Name Decorations Service Service No. Role Flight Grave/Panel Web Links
Sgt G C
(George Charles)
Dennis RAF 2204350 MU/AG NG251 Grave 111.A.8 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtJPMorris/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtDAShaw/index.php
F/O A
(Arthur)
Leonard RAF 160715 Nav NG251 Grave 111.A.7 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtJPMorris/index.php
TOTAL: 550 Aircrew buried or commemorated at this location 2





Venray War Cemetery (The Netherlands)

Description Web Links
The town of Venray lies in the south of the Netherlands approx 40kms to the east of Eindhoven. Venray was liberated by Allied troops in the middle of October 1944, and the burials in the cemetery date from October 1944 to March 1945. Venray War Cemetery contains 692 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War. http://www.cwgc.org/find-a-cemetery/cemetery/2004300/Venray%20War%20Cemetery
Rank Initials
(First Name)
Last Name Decorations Service Service No. Role Flight Grave/Panel Web Links
Sgt H J
(Harry James)
Bailey RAF 1601442 A/B NG251 Grave V11.B.10-11 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtJPMorris/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtDAShaw/index.php
F/Sgt C W
(Clarence Walter)
Beckingham RAAF A.422381 W/Op PD319 Coll. Grave V11.A.1-6 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOHDodds/index.php
/pages/remembrance-sunday-2012.php
F/O H
(Henry)
Black RAF 153665 A/B PD319 Coll. Grave V11.A.1-6 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FORATapsell/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOHDodds/index.php
/original-site-archive/lib/image054.jpg
/pages/remembrance-sunday-2012.php
P/O A R
(Arthur Reginald)
Brown RAF 182555 F/Eng PD319 Coll. Grave V11.A.1-6 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOHDodds/index.php
/pages/remembrance-sunday-2012.php
Sgt P P
(Philip Peter)
Clarkin RAF 1796193 R/AG EE107 Coll. Grave V11.D.6-11 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/WOGKPeasgood/index.php
F/O H
(Harry)
Dodds RAF 152259 P PD319 Coll. Grave V11.A.1-6 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOHDodds/index.php
/pages/remembrance-sunday-2012.php
Sgt A G
(Alan George)
Furber RAF 3025228 F/Eng NG251 Grave V.F.3 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtJPMorris/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtDAShaw/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtDAShaw/index.php
Sgt S J L
(Sidney James Louis)
Jones RAF 1431519 MU/AG EE107 Coll. Grave V11.D.6-11 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/WOGKPeasgood/index.php
Sgt A
(Albert)
Laidlaw RAF 3021455 MU/AG PD319 Grave V11.A.8 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOHDodds/index.php
/pages/remembrance-sunday-2012.php
Sgt H
(Harold)
Lewis RAF 3005380 R/AG PD319 Grave V11.A.7 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOHDodds/index.php
/pages/remembrance-sunday-2012.php
F/L J P
(Joseph Phillip)
Morris RAF 130129 P NG251 Grave V.F.4 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtJPMorris/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtDAShaw/index.php
F/Sgt W P
(William Penri)
Morris RCAF R.129847 Nav EE107 Coll. Grave V11.D.6-11 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/WOGKPeasgood/index.php
W/O G K
(George K)
Peasgood RAF 1390188 P EE107 Coll. Grave V11.D.6-11 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/WOGKPeasgood/index.php
F/Sgt S J
(Sidney John)
Richards RAF 1315209 W/Op EE107 Coll. Grave V11.D.6-11 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/WOGKPeasgood/index.php
Sgt W
(William)
Roberts RAF 2206786 W/Op NG251 Grave V11.B.10-11 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtJPMorris/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtDAShaw/index.php
F/Sgt G
(Garth)
Walker RAF 1533927 A/B EE107 Coll. Grave V11.D.6-11 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/WOGKPeasgood/index.php
F/O D J K
(Douglas John Kenneth)
White RAF 169611 Nav PD319 Coll. Grave V11.A.1-6 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FORATapsell/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOHDodds/index.php
/original-site-archive/lib/image054.jpg
/pages/remembrance-sunday-2012.php
TOTAL: 550 Aircrew buried or commemorated at this location 17





Wisch Varsseveld General Cemetery (The Netherlands)

Description Web Links
Varsseveld is a village approximately 45 kilometres east of Arnhem and 12 kilometres east of Doetinchem. The cemetery is about 360 metres south of the town on the western side of the road in Sinderen. The British plot is in the north-western part. http://www.cwgc.org/find-a-cemetery/cemetery/2062277/Wisch%20(Varsseveld)%20General%20Cemetery
Rank Initials
(First Name)
Last Name Decorations Service Service No. Role Flight Grave/Panel Web Links
F/O J J
(John Joseph)
Berg DFC RAF 129551 Nav ME840 Plot A Coll. Grave 12-14 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SqdnLeaderGSSmith/index.php
/pages/550-sqdn-oude-ijsselstreek-commemorations.php
/pages/RAF100_MemorialBench_Sept2019.php
https://aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=ME840
https://www.airwar4045.nl/
https://www.ownv.nl/
F/O J
(James)
Heath RCAF J.20002 R/AG ME840 Plot A Coll. Grave 11 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SqdnLeaderGSSmith/index.php
/pages/550-sqdn-oude-ijsselstreek-commemorations.php
/pages/RAF100_MemorialBench_Sept2019.php
https://aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=ME840
https://www.airwar4045.nl/
https://www.ownv.nl/


/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SqdnLeaderGSSmith/index.php#JHeath

F/O L
(Leslie)
Pulfrey RAF 148869 A/B ME840 Plot A Coll. Grave 15 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SqdnLeaderGSSmith/index.php
/pages/550-sqdn-oude-ijsselstreek-commemorations.php
/pages/RAF100_MemorialBench_Sept2019.php
https://aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=ME840
https://www.airwar4045.nl/
https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/30165
https://www.ownv.nl/


/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SqdnLeaderGSSmith/index.php#LPulfrey

S/L G S
(Gavin Strang)
Smith DFC RAF 108543 P ME840 Plot A Coll. Grave 10 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SqdnLeaderGSSmith/index.php
/pages/550-sqdn-oude-ijsselstreek-commemorations.php
/pages/RAF100_MemorialBench_Sept2019.php
https://aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=ME840
https://www.airwar4045.nl/
https://www.ownv.nl/
F/L St. J
(St. John)
Tizard RAF 112026 MU/AG ME840 Plot A Coll. Grave 12-14 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SqdnLeaderGSSmith/index.php
/pages/550-sqdn-oude-ijsselstreek-commemorations.php
/pages/RAF100_MemorialBench_Sept2019.php
https://aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=ME840
https://www.airwar4045.nl/
https://www.ownv.nl/


/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SqdnLeaderGSSmith/index.php#JTizard

F/Sgt R
(Ralph)
Townsend DFM RAF 1078579 W/Op ME840 Plot A Coll. Grave 12-14 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SqdnLeaderGSSmith/index.php
/pages/550-sqdn-oude-ijsselstreek-commemorations.php
/pages/RAF100_MemorialBench_Sept2019.php
https://aircrewremembered.com/AlliedLossesIncidents/?q=ME840
https://www.airwar4045.nl/


/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SqdnLeaderGSSmith/index.php#RTownsend

TOTAL: 550 Aircrew buried or commemorated at this location 6



Summaries

Summary Totals

TOTAL number of Cemeteries (as listed above) with 550 dead 6
TOTAL number of 550 Aircrew recorded at the above Cemeteries 36

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: 09 October 2023

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