rheinberg war cemetery

RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY (GERMANY)
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By Edward F. Murphy

RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY (GERMANY)​

HISTORY INFORMATION
The site of Rheinberg War Cemetery was chosen in April 1946 by the Army Graves Service for the assembly of Commonwealth graves recovered from numerous German cemeteries in the area. The majority of those now buried in the cemetery were airmen, whose graves were brought in from Dusseldorf, Krefeld, Munchen-Gladbach, Essen, Aachen and Dortmund; 450 graves were from Cologne alone. The men of the other fighting services buried here mostly lost their lives during the battle of the Rhineland, or in the advance from the Rhine to the Elbe.

There are now 3,330 Commonwealth servicemen of the Second World War buried or commemorated at Rheinberg War Cemetery. 158 of the burials are unidentified. There are also nine war graves of other nationalities, most of them Polish.
  1. DAMBUSTERS Ewan, Eric

    SURNAME Ewan FORENAME Eric UNIT former 617 Squadron,R.A.F.V.R. RANK Flight Sergeant NUMBER 1576002 DATE OF DEATH 23rd September 1943 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Rheinberg War Cemetery,Germany 18.A.17 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 1922 son of Thomas Rawlinson and Jane...
  2. DAMBUSTERS Buck, Arthur William

    SURNAME Buck FORENAME Arthur William UNIT former 617 Squadron,R.A.F.V.R. RANK Sergeant NUMBER 1305690 DATE OF DEATH 23rd September 1943 AGE 28 GRAVESITE Rheinberg War Cemetery,Germany 18.A.15 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from London son of George and Ann Ellen Buck husband of...
  3. DAMBUSTERS Green, Gilbert John (Jimmy)

    SURNAME Green FORENAME Gilbert John (Jimmy) UNIT former 617 Squadron,R.A.F.V.R. RANK Flight Sergeant NUMBER 1322942 DATE OF DEATH 23rd September 1943 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Rheinberg War Cemetery,Germany 18.A.16 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 1922 Southall,Middlesex son of George...
  4. DAMBUSTERS Bickle, William Douglas (Doug)

    SURNAME Bickle FORENAME William Douglas (Doug) UNIT former 617 Squadron,R.A.F.V.R. RANK Flight Sergeant NUMBER 1380667 DATE OF DEATH 23rd September 1943 AGE GRAVESITE Rheinberg War Cemetery,Germany 18.A.14 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of Percy Rowe and Alma Bickle husband...
  5. DAMBUSTERS Nugent, John Percival

    SURNAME Nugent FORENAME John Percival UNIT former 617 Squadron,R.A.F.V.R. RANK Flight Sergeant NUMBER 1265662 DATE OF DEATH 23rd September 1943 AGE 29 GRAVESITE Rheinberg War Cemetery,Germany 18.A.19 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 9.8.1914 Stony Middleton,Derbyshire son of...
  6. DAMBUSTERS Paterson, Robert Campbell

    SURNAME Paterson FORENAME Robert Campbell UNIT former 617 Squadron,R.A.F. RANK Sergeant NUMBER 628327 DATE OF DEATH 23rd September 1943 AGE 36 GRAVESITE Rheinberg War Cemetery,Germany 18.A.13 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 1907 Edinburgh son of Robert Aylmer Hunter and...
  7. DAMBUSTERS Anderson, Cyril Thorpe

    SURNAME Anderson FORENAME Cyril Thorpe UNIT former 617 Squadron,R.A.F. RANK Pilot Officer NUMBER 52024 DATE OF DEATH 23rd September 1943 AGE 28 GRAVESITE Rheinberg War Cemetery,Germany 18.A.18 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born Wakefield,Yorkshire husband of Rose...
  8. DAMBUSTERS Gregory, George Henry Ford Goodwin

    SURNAME Gregory FORENAME George Henry Ford Goodwin UNIT 617 Squadron,R.A.F.V.R. RANK Flying Officer NUMBER 141285 DATE OF DEATH 17th May 1943 AGE GRAVESITE Rheinberg War Cemetery,Germany Coll.grave 17.E.2-6 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Glasgow printer in civilian life RAF...
  9. DAMBUSTERS Minchin, John William

    SURNAME Minchin FORENAME John William UNIT 617 Squadron,R.A.F.V.R. RANK Sergeant NUMBER 1181097 DATE OF DEATH 17th May 1943 AGE 27 GRAVESITE Rheinberg War Cemetery,Germany Coll.grave 17.E.2-6 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 1916 son of Bertram and Eliza Minchin husband of...
  10. DAMBUSTERS Earnshaw, Kenneth

    SURNAME Earnshaw FORENAME Kenneth UNIT 617 Squadron,R.C.A.F. RANK Flying Officer NUMBER J/10891 DATE OF DEATH 17th May 1943 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Rheinberg War Cemetery,Germany Coll.grave 17.E.2-6 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Bashaw,Alberta,Canada born 23.6.1918...
  11. DAMBUSTERS Brennan, Charles

    SURNAME Brennan FORENAME Charles UNIT 617 Squadron,R.A.F.V.R. RANK Sergeant NUMBER 942037 DATE OF DEATH 17th May 1943 AGE GRAVESITE Rheinberg War Cemetery,Germany Coll.grave 17.E.2-6 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RAF 1939 2 RC 29.11.1939 8 RT Pool 12.12.1939 RAF Locking...
  12. DAMBUSTERS Hopgood, John Vere

    SURNAME Hopgood FORENAME John Vere UNIT 617 Squadron,R.A.F.V.R. RANK Flight Lieutenant NUMBER 61281 DATE OF DEATH 17th May 1943 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Rheinberg War Cemetery,Germany Coll.grave 17.E.2-6 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of Harold Burn and Grace Hopgood,Seaford,Sussex...
  13. PARAS Kalikoff, Maurice

    SURNAME Kalikoff FORENAME Maurice UNIT 2 Bn (Mortar Platoon) RANK Sergeant NUMBER 6021874 DATE OF DEATH 27th October 1944 AGE 28 GRAVESITE Rheinberg War Cemetery,Germany 12.K.3 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born London W resided London N son of Phillip and Dora...
  14. RM CDOS Knott, John Terence

    SURNAME Knott FORENAME John Terence UNIT 45 Commando RANK Corporal NUMBER PLY/X 2791 DATE OF DEATH 7th April 1945 AGE GRAVESITE Rheinberg War Cemetery,Germany 13.B.2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION died Germany
  15. ARMY CDOS Alderson, John

    SURNAME Alderson FORENAME John UNIT 3 Commando (6 Troop) RANK Captain NUMBER 113655 DATE OF DEATH 8th April 1945 AGE 29 GRAVESITE Rheinberg War Cemetery,Germany 13.B.1 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Seaforth Highlanders born India son of John Henry and Dorothy...
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