Leopoldsburg Cemetery

 

 

 

Leopoldsburg Cemetery ligt aan de "

Er bevinden zich 767 graven, waarvan 708(UK), 8(Aus),

31(Can), 3(NZ), 1(SA) en 16(Unk) op dit cemetery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Major Richard James Charles Stanton

Service No: 85605

Date of Death: 20 maart 1945 (age 26)

Regiment/Service:The King's Regiment (Liverpool)

8th (Irish) Bn. attd. 2nd Bn. The Glasgow Highlanders Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment)

 

Additional Information:

Husband of Deirdre Clare Stanton, of Jersey, Channel Islands.

 

 

 

Major R.J.C. Stanton

8th (Irish BN.)

the Kings Regiment

Attd. the Glasgow Highlanders

20th March 1945

 

 

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Major John Kenneth McGarrity

Service No: 270441

Date of Death: 7 augustus 1945 (age 30)

Regiment/Service: South Staffordshire Regiment

attd. 2nd Bn. Monmouthshire Regiment

 

Additional Information:

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick George McGarrity; husband of Rose McGarrity, of York.

 

 

 

Major J.K.Mc Garrity

MC

the South Staffordshire Regiment

Attd. Monmonthshire Regiment

7 August 1945

 

 

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Major David Arthur Peel

Service No: 132247

Date of Death: 12 september 1944 (age 33)

Regiment/Service: Irish Guards

2nd Bn.

Awards: M C

 

Additional Information:

Son of the Revd. the Hon. Maurice Berkeley Peel, M C. and Bar. B.A., Chaplain to the Forces, and the Hon. Mrs. Peel (nee Alington), of Tamworth, Staffordshire; husband of the Hon. Sara Peel (nee Vanneck), of Neatishead, Norfolk. B.A. (Oxon.).

 

 

 

Major D.A.Peel

MC

Irish Guards

12th September 1944

 

 

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Major John Lampert Aitken

Service No: 179596

Date of Death: 20 september (age 30)

Regiment/Service: Royal Armoured Corps

3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters)

Awards: M C

 

Additional Information:

Son of Charles and Edith Annie Aitken, of Totteridge Common, Hertfordshire. Chartered Accountant.

 

 

 

Major J.L.Aitken

MC

3rd/ 4th County of London Yeo

(sharpshooters) R.A.C.

20th September 1944

 

 

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Corporal John William Harper

Service No: 4751678

Date of Death: 29 september 1944 (age 28)

Regiment/Service: York and Lancaster Regiment

The Hallamshire Bn.

Awards: V C

 

 

Citation

"The citation in the London Gazette of 2nd January, 1945, gives the following details: In Belgium, on 29th September, 1944, the Hallamshire Battalion of the York and Lancaster Regiment attacked the Depot de Mendicite, a natural defensive position surrounded by an earthen wall and a dyke and strongly held by the enemy. Corporal Harper, disregarding the heavy fire, led the section that he commanded up to the wall, and killed or captured the enemy holding the near side. The platoon commander was seriously wounded, and Corporal Harper took over command of the platoon. He then climbed over the wall and routed the Germans directly opposing him. Finding the dyke too deep to cross, he was ordered to establish his platoon on the far side of the wall, between it and the dyke. This he succeeded in doing with the loss of only one man, having himself by then climbed the wall three times. Finally he was fatally wounded while directing his company commander to a ford which had been discovered by the neighbouring battalion. The success of the battalion in driving the enemy from the wall and back across the dyke must be largely ascribed to the superb self-sacrifice and inspiring gallantry of Corporal Harper. His magnificent courage, fearlessness and devotion to duty throughout the battle set a splendid example to his men and had a decisive effect on the course of the operations."

 

 

 

Corporal J.W.Harper

VC

the York & Lancaster Regt.

29th September 1944

 

 

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Major Edwin Swales

Service No: 6101V

Date of Death: 23 februari 1945 (age 29)

Regiment/Service: South African Air Force

582 Sqdn.

Awards: V C, D F C

 

Additional Information:

Son of the late Harry E. and Olive M. Swales, of Durban Natal, South Africa.


 

Citation

"The citation in the London Gazette of 20th April, 1945, gives the following detail: Captain Swales was the `master bomber' of a force of aircraft which attacked Pforzheim on the night of 23rd February, 1945. Over the target the aircraft was repeatedly attacked by an enemy fighter and severely damaged, two engines being put out of action. Captain Swales remained to issue aiming instructions until he was satisfied that the attack had achieved its purpose. By skilful flying he was able to bring the aircraft back to friendly territory, where he ordered the crew to bale out. The aircraft became gradually more difficult to control and, as the last of the crew jumped, it plunged to earth; Captain Swales was found dead at the controls. Intrepid in attack, courageous in the face of danger,he did his duty to the last, giving his life that his comrades might live."

 

 

 

Major E.Swales

VC - DFC

S.A.A.F.

23rd February 1945

 

 

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Lieutenant Ninian Thorpe

Service No: 200105

Date of Death: 9 september 1944 (age 22)

Regiment/Service: Scots Guards

Awards: M C

 

Additional Information:

Son of Major-General Gervase Thorpe, C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., and Margaret Murray Thorpe (nee Burt-Marshall).

 

 

 

Lieutenant N.Thorpe

MC

Scots Guards

9th September 1944

 

 

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Flying Officer "Flt Engr." Laurence Mooney

Service No: 53786

Date of Death: 3 februari 1945

Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

156 Sqdn.

Awards: D F M

 

Flying Officer "Flight Engineer" L.Mooney

DFM

Royal Air Force

3rd February 1945

 

 

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Corporal Robert Frank Charles McKelvey

Service No: 10553755

Date of Death: 12 maart 1945 (age 22)

Regiment/Service: Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

H.Q. 910 Recovery Coy.

Awards: B E M

 

Additional Information:

Son of the Revd. Charles Samuel McKelvey and Daisy Pricilla Maud McKelvey, of Woodford Green, Essex.

 

 

 

Corporal R.F.C.Mc Kelvey

BEM

R.E.M.E.

12th March 1945

 

 

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Lieutenant George Snowden Osborne

Service No: 311270

Date of Death: 7 september 1944 (age 36)

Regiment/Service: Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C.

44th

Awards: M M, Mentioned in Despatches

 

Additional Information:

Husband of Edith Irene Osborne, of Ushaw Moor, Co. Durham.

 

 

 

Lieutenant G.S.Osborne

MM

44th Royal Tank Regiment

Royal Armoured Corps

7th September 1944

 

 

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Lieutenant Malcolm Hamilton Murray Maclean

Service No: 414311

Date of Death: 5 maart 1945 (age 27)

Regiment/Service: Royal Australian Air Force

Awards: D F C

 

Additional Information:

Son of Hector Albert and Flora Maclean; husband of Sarah Beverley Maclean, of Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia.

 

 

 

Flight Lieutenant M.H.M.Maclean

DFC

Royal Australian Air Force

5th March 1945

 

 

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Corporal Harold Jack Shutz

Service No: 6923825

Date of Death: 18 september 1944 (age 21)

Regiment/Service: Rifle Brigade

8th (2nd Bn. The London Rifle Brigade) Bn

Awards: M M

 

Additional Information:

Son of David Sidney and Milly Shutz, of Whitechapel, London.

 

 

 

Corporal H.J.Shutz

MM

the Rifle Brigade

(London Rifle Brigade)

18th September 1944

 

 

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Warrant Officer "Air Gnr." Alexander Brown

Service No: 658085

Date of Death: 3 februari 1945 (age 25)

Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force

156 Sqdn.

Awards: D F M

 

Additional Information:

Son of Robert and Clementina Clarke Brown.

 

 

 

Warrant Officer "A./G." A.Brown

DFM

Royal Air Force

3rd February 1945

 

 

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Flying Officer "Nav." John Henry Lascelles

Service No: 144444

Date of Death: 3 februari 1945 (age 33)

Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

156 Sqdn.

Awards: D F M

 

Additional Information:

Son of Edwin Thomas Lascelles and Madeline Eliza Lascelles; husband of Evelyn Martha Lascelles, of Brockley, London.

 

 

 

Flying Officer "Navigator" J.H.Lascelles

DFM

Royal Air Force

3rd February 1945

 

 

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Flight Lieutenant "Pilot" Maurice Spinley

Service No: 411466

Date of Death: 3 februari 1945 (age 22)

Regiment/Service: Royal New Zealand Air Force

156 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Awards: D F M,  Mentioned in Despatches

 

Additional Information:

Son of Charles William Spinley and of Emma Margaret Spinley (nee Jordan), of Wellington, New Zealand.

 

 

 

Flight Lieutenant "Pilot" M.Spinley

DFM

Royal N.Z. Air Force

3rd February 1945

 

 

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Corporal Harold James Clements Ash

Service No: 5620098

Date of Death: 17 september 1944 (age 23)

Regiment/Service: Devonshire Regiment

2nd Bn.

Awards: M M

 

Additional Information:

Son of David George and Catherine Elizabeth Ash, of Erith, Kent.

 

 

 

Corporal H.J.C.Ash

MM

the Devonshire Regiment

17th September 1944

 

 

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Warrant Officer "W. Op./Air Gnr." John George Galley

Service No: 751913

Date of Death: 14 januari 1945 (age 26)

Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

223 Sqdn.

Awards: D F M

 

Additional Information:

Son of John and Georgina Galley, of West Hartlepool, Co. Durham; husband of Kathleen Galley, of West Hartlepool.

 

 

 

Warrant Officer "W.O./A.G." J.G.Galley

DFM

Royal Air Force

14th January 1945

 

 

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Lieutenant Donald Howorth

Service No: 277475

Date of Death: 10 september 1944 (age 21)

Regiment/Service: Rifle Brigade

8th (2nd Bn. The London Rifle Brigade) Bn.

Awards: M C

 

Additional Information:

Son of Colonel George Howorth, O.B.E., M.C., and Alice Dora Howorth, of Knightsbridge, London.

 

 

 

Lieutenant Donald Howorth

MC

the Rifle Brigade

(London Rifle Brigade)

Attd. Gordon Highlanders

10th September 1944

 

 

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Major Hugh Evelyn Jackson Lister

Service No: 102124

Date of Death: 9 september 1944 (age 43)

Regiment/Service: Welsh Guards

Awards: M C

 

Additional Information:

Son of Lt.-Col. Arthur Hugh Lister and of Sybil Lister nee Palgrave). B.A.(Cantab.); Clerk in Holy Orders.

 

 

 

Major H.E.J.Lister

MC - BA

Welsh Guards

9th September 1944

 

 

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Major William John Robert Cavendish

Service No: 90720

Date of Death: 9 september 1944 (age 26)

Regiment/Service: Coldstream Guards

5th Bn.

Awards: Mentioned in Despatches

 

Additional Information:

(Served as The Marquis of HARTINGTON). Son of Edward William Spencer Cavendish, K.G., 10th Duke of Devonshire, and the Duchess of Devonshire, of Chatsworth, Derbyshire; husband of Kathleen, Marchioness of Hartington, of Westminster, London.

 

 

 

Major William John Robert Cavendish

Marquis of Hartington

Coldstream Guards

9th September 1944

 

 

 

 

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