Heverlee War Cemetery

 

 

 

Heverlee War Cemetery aan de "Kerspelstraat".

De originele begraafplaats van Heverlee was aan de overkant van de laan. Deze begraafplaats werd gebruikt na
de bevrijding voor het begraven van de doden van het 101st British General Hospital.

De huisvesting van het Hospital was in de Heverleese meisjes school.

 

 

 

 


In july 1946 werd het huidige Cemetery aangelegd, hier werden de doden begraven uit de weide omgeving.
Er zijn hier in totaal 989 graven, waarvan 225 Army en

22 unk.(UK), 495 Air en 15 unk.(UK). 45 Air(Aus),
4 Army(Can), 153 Air(Can),17 Air(New Z), 1 Air(South Afr.),

1 Air(USA), 11 Air(Pol).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Brug van Veldwezelt

Dit monument staat op de plaats waar de volgende "Airman" zijn gesneuveld.

  • Donald E. Garland VC
  • Thomas Gray VC
  • L.R. Reynolds

 

Zie ook de volgende pagina over de brug van Veldwezelt.

 

 

 

 

De drie graven van de "Airman" die sneuvelden op 12 mei 1940 te Veldwezelt bij de plaatselijke brug.

 

 

 

 

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Flying Officer "Pilot" Donald Edward Garland

Service No: 40105

Date of Death: 12 mei 1940 (age 21)

Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force

12 Sqdn.

Awards: V C

 

Additional Information:

Son of Patrick Joseph Garland, C.M.G., and of Winifred Irene Garland, of East Finchley, Middlesex. His brothers, Flt. Lieut. Patrick James Garland, Flt. Lieut. John Cuthbert Garland and Pilot Offr. Desmond William Garland, also died on service.


 

Citation

"The citation in "The London Gazette," for 11th June, 1940, gives the following details : Flying Officer Garland was the pilot and Sergeant Gray the observer of the leading machine of a formation of five aircraft that were ordered to destroy at all costs a bridge over the Albert Canal which had not been demolished by the land forces and was allowing the Germans to advance into Belgium. In spite of very heavy defence of the area surrounding the bridge, the formation made a successful dive-bombing attack from the lowest practicable altitude, after releasing their bombs they were attacked by a large number of enemy fighters. Only one aircraft of the five returned to its base. Much of the success of the operation must be attributed to the formation leader, Flying Officer Garland, and to the coolness and resource of Sergeant Gray, who navigated the leading aircraft under most difficult conditions in such a manner that the whole formation, although it subsequently suffered heavy losses, was able successfully to attack the target."

 

 

 

Flying Officer "Pilot" D.E.Garland

VC

Royal Air Force

12th May 1940

 

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Sergeant "Observer" Thomas Gray

Service No: 563627

Date of Death: 12 mei 1940 (age 26)

Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force

12 Sqdn.

Awards: V C

 

Additional Information:

Son of Ernest Arthur and Susannah Mary Gray, of Odd Down, Bath, Somerset.


 

Citation

"The citation in "The London Gazette," for 11th June, 1940, gives the following details : Flying Officer Garland was the pilot and Sergeant Gray the observer of the leading machine of a formation of five aircraft that were ordered to destroy at all costs a bridge over the Albert Canal which had not been demolished by the land forces and was allowing the Germans to advance into Belgium. In spite of very heavy defence of the area surrounding the bridge, the formation made a successful dive-bombing attack from the lowest practicable altitude, after releasing their bombs they were attacked by a large number of enemy fighters. Only one aircraft of the five returned to its base. Much of the success of the operation must be attributed to the formation leader, Flying Officer Garland, and to the coolness and resource of Sergeant Gray, who navigated the leading aircraft under most difficult conditions in such a manner that the whole formation, although it subsequently suffered heavy losses, was able successfully to attack the target."

 

 

 

Sergeant "Observer" T.Gray

VC

Royal Air Force

12th May 1940

 

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Leading Aircraftman "W.O./A.G." Lawrence Royston Reynolds

Service No: 550860

Date of Death: 12 mei 1940 (age 20)

Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force

12 Sqdn.

 

Additional Information:

Son of Arthur Lawrence Reynolds and Harriet Wilson Reynolds, of Onslow Village, Guildford, Surrey.

 

 

 

LDG.Aircraftman "W.O./A.G." L.R. Reynolds

Royal Air Force

12th May 1940

 

 

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1st Lieutenant D.West

DFC

United States Army Airforce

Attached Royal Air Force

3rd November 1943

 

 

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Private Isabella Goodfellow

Service No: W/99333
Date of Death: 16 januari 1945 (age 24)
Regiment/Service: Auxiliary Territorial Service
attd. 139 (Mixed) H.A.A. Regt. Royal Artillery
 
Additional Information:
Daughter of Arnot and Joan Goodfellow, of Dundee.

 

Private Isabella Goodfellow

Aux Territorial Service

16th January 1945

 

 

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Gunner John Green

Service No: 16194

Date of Death: 1 oktober 1918 (age 25)

Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery

"D" Bty. 251st Bde.

Awards: M M and Bar

 

Additional Information:

Son of William Henry and Mary Ann Green; husband of Sarah Jane Green, of 46, Dall St., Burnley.

 

 

Gunner J.Green

MM and Bar

Royal Field Artillery

1st October 1918

 

 

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Company Serjeant Major William Henderson Hogg

Service No: 201389

Date of Death: 17 maart 1919 (age 36)

Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders

9th Bn.

Awards: M M

 

Additional Information:

Husband of Jessie Prosser Hogg, of 20, Great Western Place, Aberdeen.

 

 

C.Sgt.Major William H.Hogg

Gordon Highlanders

17th March 1919

 

 

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Private Charles Thomas Burgess

Service No: 26762

Date of Death: 12 november 1918 (age 24)

Regiment/Service: Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)

2nd/7th Bn.

 

Additional Information:

Son of William and Elizabeth Burgess, of 12, Carter Lane, Mansfield, Notts.

 

 

 

Private C.T.Burgess

Notts.& Derby Regiment

12th November 1918

 

 


 

 

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