IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden

The visit of Commonwealth graves in Communals Cemeteries & Churchyards in Belgium & France

RANVILLE War Cemetery (Calvados France)

Page 1 The Pictures

Page 2 List of Casualties

The Airborne Monument
Photos Courtesy Michael Allbrook
Photo Courtesy Alain Octavie (Fr)
Sgt James Edward Rose 08/06/1944 aged 21
Pte Donald Albert "Eddie" Harbone 20/07/1944 agted 19
His brother Pte William Reginald Harbone aged 24 is buried in Etrepagny Communal Cemetery
Pte Thomas John Hopkins 06/06/1944 aged 19
Rfm Samuel Glass 07/06/1944 aged 22
Pte Robert Daniel Richards 05/07/1944 aged 23
His first headstone was a hearth chimney.
F/Sgt Edward Harry Frederick Atkinson 06/06/1944 aged 22
for Jean Marc Trehiou
Lt Arthur Frederick James Hector 15/06/1944 aged 20
He was the youngest son of Mr. & Mrs. Malcolm Hector of 116 Wyke Road, Wyke Regis, Weymouth, Dorset, UK.
Arthur landed in Normandy by glider on D-Day and was killed during a mortar attack.
for Pete Harden and the people of Chickerell
Arthur is also commemorated on his grandparent's grave in St Mary The Virgin Parish Church in Chickerell
F/L William Wood Lindsay Brown MID 13/08/1944 aged 27
He was the son of Thomas Wood Brown and Nellie Brown, Edmonton, Alberta.
His Spitfire IX - NH178 was shot down by German flak.
Right is a memorial cairn at Brown Lake, Alberta.
The lake was named in his memory.
for Shirley Stone (Can.)
Capt Alexander Grant Murray 08/08/1944 aged 27
was the son of Sir Alexander Robertson Murray KCIE and CBE and Lady Margaret Allan Murray (nee Grant) of Uplands, Four Ashes Road, Hughenden in Buckinghamshire.
He is also commemorated at St Michael and All Angels Church at Hughenden in Buckinghamshire.
During WW1, his uncle, 2nd/Lt John Robertson Murray died on 18/09/1917 and buried in Potijze Chateau Lawn.
for Glennys Gow (Australia)

2139 casualties


IF You have a casualty picture, please send me a copy, I'll be glad to show it on this page.

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Casualties informations come usualy from Commonwealth War Graves Commission, see links for more informations © Pierre Vandervelden - Belgium