durnbach war cemetery

DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY
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DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY
HISTORY INFORMATION
The site for Durnbach War Cemetery was chosen, shortly after hostilities had ceased, by officers of the British Army and Air Force, in conjunction with officers of the American Occupation Forces in whose zone Durnbach lay.

The great majority of those buried here are airmen shot down over Bavaria, Wurtemberg, Austria, Hessen and Thuringia, brought from their scattered graves by the Army Graves Service. The remainder are men who were killed while escaping from prisoner of war camps in the same areas, or who died towards the end of the War on forced marches from the camps to more remote areas.

DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY contains 2,934 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 93 of which are unidentified. One grave in the cemetery (III. C. 22.) contains the ashes of an unknown number of unidentified war casualties recovered from Flossenburg. Also, one grave (IV. A. 21.) contains the remains of 6 unidentified U.K. airmen.

There are also 30 war graves of other nationalities, most of them Polish.

Within the Indian section of the cemetery will be found the DURNBACH CREMATION MEMORIAL, commemorating 23 servicemen of the army of undivided India who died while prisoners of war in various places in France and Germany, and who were cremated in accordance with their religion.
  1. DAMBUSTERS Trevor-Roper, Richard Algernon Dacre

    SURNAME Trevor-Roper FORENAME Richard Algernon Dacre UNIT former 617 Squadron,R.A.F.V.R. RANK Flight Lieutenant NUMBER 47354 DATE OF DEATH 31st March 1944 AGE 28 GRAVESITE Durnbach War Cemetery,Germany 6.H.13 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 19.5.1915 Shanklin,Isle of Wight...
  2. DAMBUSTERS Watkins, David Trevor

    SURNAME Watkins FORENAME David Trevor UNIT 617 Squadron,R.A.F.V.R. RANK Flying Officer NUMBER 149930 DATE OF DEATH 7th October 1944 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Durnbach War Cemetery,Germany Coll.grave 8.H.22-25 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of David Archibald and Annie Georgeanna...
  3. DAMBUSTERS Clarke, Herbert George

    SURNAME Clarke FORENAME Herbert George UNIT 617 Squadron,R.A.F.V.R. RANK Flight Sergeant NUMBER 1600754 DATE OF DEATH 7th October 1944 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Durnbach War Cemetery,Germany 8.H.21 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of Albert Arthur and May Clarke,Mile...
  4. DAMBUSTERS Woods, Philip Edwin

    SURNAME Woods FORENAME Philip Edwin UNIT 617 Squadron,R.A.F.V.R. RANK Warrant Officer NUMBER 1332707 DATE OF DEATH 7th October 1944 AGE 23 GRAVESITE Durnbach War Cemetery,Germany Coll.grave 8.H.22-25 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of William Oliver and Marion Ethel...
  5. DAMBUSTERS Hartley, Eric Albert

    SURNAME Hartley FORENAME Eric Albert UNIT 617 Squadron,R.A.F.V.R. RANK Pilot Officer NUMBER 178002 DATE OF DEATH 7th October 1944 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Durnbach War Cemetery,Germany Coll.grave 8.H.22-25 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of Albert John and Rose Hartley,Forest...
  6. DAMBUSTERS Lucan, Richard Dennis

    SURNAME Lucan FORENAME Richard Dennis UNIT 617 Squadron,R.A.F.V.R. RANK Pilot Officer NUMBER 177738 DATE OF DEATH 7th October 1944 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Durnbach War Cemetery,Germany 8.H.20 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of Richard Matthew and Edith Farr...
  7. DAMBUSTERS Tate, Thomas Jobson

    SURNAME Tate FORENAME Thomas Jobson UNIT 617 Squadron,R.A.F.V.R. RANK Flight Lieutenant NUMBER 111526 DATE OF DEATH 7th October 1944 AGE GRAVESITE Durnbach War Cemetery,Germany Coll.grave 8.H.22-25 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION navigator Lancaster LM482 Kembs Dam,River...
  8. DAMBUSTERS Hawkins, Frederick Charles

    SURNAME Hawkins FORENAME Frederick Charles UNIT 617 Squadron,R.A.F.V.R. RANK Pilot Officer NUMBER 184075 DATE OF DEATH 7th October 1944 AGE 28 GRAVESITE Durnbach War Cemetery,Germany Coll.grave 8.H.22-25 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of Frederick Bertram and Lily Maud...
  9. DAMBUSTERS Howard, Christopher John Geoffrey

    SURNAME Howard FORENAME Christopher John Geoffrey UNIT 617 Squadron,R.A.F.V.R. RANK Flight Lieutenant NUMBER 104406 DATE OF DEATH 7th October 1944 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Durnbach War Cemetery,Germany Coll.grave 8.H.22-25 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 31.5.1922 3rd son of...
  10. DAMBUSTERS Honig, Herbert Walter

    SURNAME Honig FORENAME Herbert Walter UNIT 617 Squadron,R.A.F.V.R. RANK Flying Officer NUMBER 151110 DATE OF DEATH 7th October 1944 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Durnbach War Cemetery,Germany 5.C.10 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of Herbert George and Mabel Honig,Wimbledon,Surrey air...
  11. DAMBUSTERS Williams, Ronald Henry

    SURNAME Williams FORENAME Ronald Henry UNIT 617 Squadron,R.A.F.V.R. RANK Flight Lieutenant NUMBER 126045 DATE OF DEATH 7th October 1944 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Durnbach War Cemetery,Germany 5.C.9 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of Vernon and Dorothy May Williams,Walthamstow,Essex 61...
  12. DAMBUSTERS Harden, George James

    SURNAME Harden FORENAME George James UNIT 617 Squadron,R.A.F.V.R. RANK Flying Officer NUMBER 61077 DATE OF DEATH 25th April 1944 AGE GRAVESITE Durnbach War Cemetery,Germany 4.E.16 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of James Alfred and Lily Maud Harden,Bridlington,Yorkshire...
  13. ARMY CDOS Sherwin, Albert Edward George

    SURNAME Sherwin FORENAME Albert Edward George UNIT 2 Commando RANK Private NUMBER 6351428 DATE OF DEATH 12th March 1945 AGE 23 GRAVESITE Durnbach War Cemetery,Germany 3.J.2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment born Essex resided Surrey...
  14. RAF SPECIAL DUTIES Taylor, Richard Winter

    SURNAME Taylor FORENAME Richard Winter UNIT 161 Squadron (R.C.A.F.) RANK Flying Officer NUMBER J/15535 DATE OF DEATH 14th March 1943 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Durnbach War Cemetery,Germany Coll.grave 7.D.21-23 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of Francis Winter and Emily...
  15. RAF SPECIAL DUTIES Myers, Maurice Tellier Peter (Pete)

    SURNAME Myers FORENAME Maurice Tellier Peter (Pete) UNIT 138 Squadron (R.C.A.F.) RANK Warrant Officer Second Class NUMBER R/77338 DATE OF DEATH 14th March 1943 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Durnbach War Cemetery,Germany Grave 7.D.15 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 02.09.1922...
  16. RAF SPECIAL DUTIES Lisson, Douglas Clark

    SURNAME Lisson FORENAME Douglas Clark UNIT 138 Squadron (R.C.A.F.) RANK Warrant Officer First Class NUMBER R/73337 DATE OF DEATH 14th March 1943 AGE 24 GRAVESITE Durnbach War Cemetery,Germany Grave 7.D.13 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of Robert Adair and Mary Jane (nee...
  17. RAF SPECIAL DUTIES Gibson, Christopher Francis

    SURNAME Gibson FORENAME Christopher Francis UNIT 138 Squadron (R.A.F.) RANK Squadron Leader NUMBER 39981 DATE OF DEATH 14th March 1943 AGE 31 GRAVESITE Durnbach War Cemetery,Germany Coll.grave 7.D.16-17 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of James Arthur and Lucy Catherine...
  18. RAF SPECIAL DUTIES Farley, Walter Ronald (Wally)

    SURNAME Farley FORENAME Walter Ronald (Wally) UNIT 138 Squadron (R.A.F.) RANK Wing Commander NUMBER 29089 DATE OF DEATH 21st April 1942 AGE 38 GRAVESITE Durnbach War Cemetery,Germany Coll.grave 9.H.20-24 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Leatherhead,Surrey son of Thomas Alfred...
  19. JEDBURGH Gough, Victor Albert

    SURNAME Gough FORENAME Victor Albert UNIT SOE Jedburgh Team Jacob RANK Captain NUMBER 148884 DATE OF DEATH 25th November 1944 AGE 26 GRAVESITE Durnbach War Cemetery,Germany 3.K.22 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Somerset Light Infantry born 11.9.1918 Hereford resided...
  20. SAS Lloyd, Leonard Edwin Charles (Len)

    SURNAME Lloyd FORENAME Leonard Edwin Charles (Len) UNIT 2 SAS (A Squadron) RANK Private NUMBER 2063834 DATE OF DEATH 20th September 1944 AGE 23 GRAVESITE Durnbach War Cemetery,Germany 3.K.19 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Army Air Corps former Royal Engineers born...
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