Cimetière Militaire Français Dinant ’14 -’18

Op het Cimetière Militaire Français Dinant ’14 -’18 op de Citadel liggen vijfentwintig vliegeniers van het Britse Gemenebest. Allen sneuvelden op 12 en 13 oktober 1941. Ze rusten op de Franse militaire begraafplaats die in 1923 werd geopend. Hier rusten ook 1.200 Franse soldaten die tijdens gevechten in 1914 om het leven kwamen.

Het monument L’Assaut is een werk van beeldhouwer Alexandre Daoust, het verbeeldt de herovering van de Citadel door de Fransen op 15 augustus 1914.

ALTERSON, Sergeant (Air Obs), JOHN, R/70612. 77 (R.A.F.) Sqdn. Royal Canadian Air Force. 13th October 1941. Age 21. Son of Jacob and Etty Alterson, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Coll. grave 12-21.

ASHLEY, Sergeant (Air Gnr), JOHN RICHARD, 908768. 75 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 12th October 1941. Son of Thomas J. and Louisa Ashley, of Cheam, Surrey. Joint grave 3-4.

AUSTIN, Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.), FRANCIS EDWARD, 1262243. 75 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 12th October 1941. Age 27. Son of Francis Henry and Hilda Evelyn Austin, of Hanworth, Middlesex. Joint grave 3-4.

BENTLEY, Sergeant (Flt. Engr.), SIDNEY, 568024. 15 Sqdn. Royal Air Force. 13th October 1941. Coll. grave 12-21.

BUTT, Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.), RAYMOND GEORGE, 930644. 75 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 12th October 1941. Age 20. Son of George and Maud Butt, of Hirwaun, Glamorgan. Grave 7.

CHAMBERLAIN, Squadron Leader (Pilot), PAUL BURTON, 33229. 75 Sqdn. Royal Air Force. 12th October 1941. Age 25. Son of Horace and Gladys Chamberlain; husband of Florence Margaret Chamberlain. Awarded Sword of Honour, R.A.F. College, Cranwell, 1936. Grave 6.

CHAPMAN, Sergeant (Air Gnr), HENRY RAYMOND GORDON, 1377590. 40 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 12th October 1941. Grave 11.

COLBOURNE, Pilot Officer (Pilot), VICTOR CHARLES HENRY, 45444. 15 Sqdn. Royal Air Force. 13th October 1941. Coll. grave 12-21.

COLLIS, Sergeant (Pilot), PAUL FRASER, 745249. 40 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 12th October 1941. Age 24. Son of Hugh Henry Fraser Collis and Gladys Olive Collis, of Bristol; husband of Joyce Mabel Collis, of Cliftonwood, Bristol. Grave 1.

DUNDON, Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.), RICHARD ANTHONY, 995903. 40 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 12th October 1941. Son of Patrick Joseph Dundon, and of Margaret Dundon, of Lydiate, Lancashire. Grave 10.

DUXBURY, Flight Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.), THOMAS LINCOLN, R/59125. 40 (R.A.F.) Sqdn. Royal Canadian Air Force. 12th October 1941. Age 25. Son of Thomas and Ethel Duxbury, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Coll. grave 12-21.

EVANS, Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.), IVOR LLEWELLYN, 918268. 15 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 13th October 1941. Coll. grave 12-21.

FIELD, Pilot Officer (Pilot), IAN MURRAY VASS, 401757. 40 (R.A.F.) Sqdn. Royal New Zealand Air Force. 12th October 1941. Age 26. Son of Gordon Field and of Dorothy Field (nee Lewis), of Hope, Nelson, New Zealand. Grave 8

GOODWIN, Sergeant (Air Gnr), GEORGE JOSEPH, R/1961. 15 (R.A.F.) Sqdn. Royal Canadian Air Force. 13th October 1941. Coll. grave 12-21.

HOLLEY, Sergeant (Pilot), DOUGLAS CECIL, 1190121. 75 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 12th October 1941. Grave 2

LAMB, Sergeant (Air Gnr), FREDERICK ALEXANDER, 1171689. 15 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 13th October 1941. Coll. grave 12-21.

LLOYD, Pilot Officer (Pilot), ROGER LLEWELLYN, 64266. 77 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 13th October 1941. Age 19. Son of Frederick John and Gladys Mary Lloyd, of Caterham-on-the-Hill, Surrey. Coll. grave 12-21.

MOHR-BELL, Pilot Officer (Pilot), HAROLD, 101582. 15 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 13th October 1941. Coll. grave 12-21.

MORTIMER, Sergeant (Pilot), WILFRED EDWARD, 911889. 77 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 13th October 1941. Age 28. Son of Horace and Dorothy Mortimer, husband of Winifred Lilian Mortimer, of Great Barr, Birmingham. Coll. grave 12-21.

ROBB, Sergeant (Air Gnr), DAVID GORDON, 1070180. 77 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 13th October 1941. Coll. grave 12-21.

ROBINSON, Pilot Officer (Air Obs), JOSEPH ALLAN, J/5684. 75 (R.A.F.) Sqdn. Royal Canadian Air Force. 12th October 1941. Grave 5.

SUGG, Flying Officer, ERIC JOHN, 407141. Royal Australian Air Force. 12th October 1941. Age 30. Son of Bentham and Sarah Ann Sugg; husband of Lois Catherine Sugg, of Eudunda, South Australia. Grave 9.

TAYLOR, Flight Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.), CYRIL GARFIELD, R/69562. (77 (R.A.F.) Sqdn. Royal Canadian Air Force. 13th October 1941. Age 26. Son of Gilbert O. and Edith May Taylor, of Grand Falls, Newfoundland. Coll. grave 12-21.

WAREHAM, Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.), BERNARD WILLIAM, 1164194. 15 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 13th October 1941. Age 21. Son of William Henry and Selina Elizabeth Wareham, of Winton, Bournemouth, Hampshire. Coll. grave 12-21.

WOOTTON, Pilot Officer (Obs.), THOMAS EDWARD, 61024. 15 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 13th October 1941. Coll. grave 12-21.

 

Beelden: © Frans Van Humbeek, 29/02/2012
Datum registratie:
18/10/2006
Locatie:
Cimetière Militaire Français Dinant ’14 -’18
Adres:
Citadel Dinant, Chemin de la Citadelle, Dinant
Lengtegraad:
4°54’56.0″E
Breedtegraad:
50°15’41.4″N

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