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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:55 pm    Post subject: Lerwick, New Cemetery Reply with quote

A total of 114 war-related burials are located in the New Cemetery, which lies in the Knab area of the town of Lerwick. This includes several Norwegian casualties - Shetland was the terminal of the Shetland Bus operation during WW2, when Norwegians would be spirited across the North Sea to Scalloway, 6 miles west of Lerwick.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cross of Sacrifice in Lerwick Cemetery,Shetland.



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ANDERSON, WILLIAM
W
United Kingdom
Air Mechanic 3rd Class
Royal Air Force
38
12/11/1918
309125
Husband of Ann T. Irvine Anderson, of Union St., Lerwick.
Commonwealth War Dead
7th Terrace slope. I.
LERWICK NEW CEMETERY



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BOWLER, JAMES EDWIN
J E
Canadian
Pilot Officer (W.Op.)
Royal Canadian Air Force
162 Sqdn.
29/07/1944
J/45278
Son of Fred and Emma Bowler, of Bartonville, Ontario, Canada.
Commonwealth War Dead
Terrace 7B. Grave 22.
LERWICK NEW CEMETERY

P/O Bowler was killed in an flying accident in Canso 11062 on the Island of Foula.



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BRADSHAW, GEORGE GORDON
G G
Canadian
Flying Officer (Nav./Bomber)
Royal Canadian Air Force
162 Sqdn.
31
29/07/1944
J/23139
Son of the Revd. George Karn Bradshaw, B.A., and of Florence Edith Watts Bradshaw, of Cobourg, Ontario, Canada; husband of Margaret Doreen Bradshaw, of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. B.A., LL.B.
Commonwealth War Dead
Terrace 7B Grave 24.
LERWICK NEW CEMETERY

F/O Bradshaw was killed in a flying accident in Canso 11062 on the Island of Foula.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BROWN, CHARLES DOUGLAS GRANT
C D G
Canadian
Flight Sergeant (Pilot)
Royal Canadian Air Force
404 Sqdn.
24
21/02/1942
R/67587
Son of Charles Dickens Brown and Mary Rosalie Brown; husband of Kathleen Marie Brown, of Windsor,Ontario, Canada.
Commonwealth War Dead
Terrace 7B. Grave 2.
LERWICK NEW CEMETERY

F/S Brown was killed in a flying accident after his Blenheim V5433 was damaged by enemy action off the Norwegian coast , he crashed on Grunay,Out Skerries.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:27 pm    Post subject: BUCKLEY Reply with quote

BUCKLEY, JOHN PETER BURTON
J P B
Canadian
Flight Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.)
Royal Canadian Air Force
35 (R.A.F.) Sqdn.
31/03/1942
R/56144
Commonwealth War Dead
Terrace 7B. Grave 7.
LERWICK NEW CEMETERY

F/S Buckley was killed in Halifax R9438 at Fitful Head nr Sumburgh while returning from a raid on German battleship Tirpitz in Norway.



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:31 pm    Post subject: BURDETT Reply with quote

BURDETT, ARTHUR PATRICK
A P
United Kingdom
Squadron Leader (Pilot)
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
76 Sqdn.
31/03/1942
78272
Son of Arthur Green Burdett and Jean Burdett; husband of Clare Burdett, of Haverstock Hill, London.
Commonwealth War Dead
Terrace 7B. Grave 6.
LERWICK NEW CEMETERY

S/L Burdett was killed in Halifax R9438 when his aircraft ditched
off Sumburgh returning from a raid on Tirpitz.



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:33 pm    Post subject: CAPEL Reply with quote

CAPEL, ROYSTON ARTHUR
R A
United Kingdom
Flight Sergeant (Pilot)
Royal Air Force
118 Sqdn.
28/03/1944
658712
Commonwealth War Dead
Terrace 7B Grave 15.
LERWICK NEW CEMETERY

F/S Capel was killed in Spitfire AR293 when his aircraft taxied into
the path of another Spitfire taking off. F/S Pye in BN538 was injured.



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:36 pm    Post subject: CLARKE Reply with quote

CLARKE, PATRICK FRANCIS
P F
United Kingdom
Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.)
Royal Air Force
254 Squadron
21/06/1940
546660
Commonwealth War Dead
Terrace 9. Grave 42.
LERWICK NEW CEMETERY



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:41 pm    Post subject: CUTCHIE Reply with quote

CUTCHIE, JOHN WESTROPE
J W
United Kingdom
Aircraftman 1st Class
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
201 Sqdn.
11/08/1941
990955
Son of John W. Cutchie and Mary R. Cutchie, of Shildon, Co. Durham.
Commonwealth War Dead
Terrace 9. Grave 31.
LERWICK NEW CEMETERY

Died in crash in sea Sunderland V3978 at Sullom Voe.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:46 pm    Post subject: DAVIS Reply with quote

DAVIS
J
United Kingdom
Air Mechanic 2nd Class
Royal Air Force
23/06/1918
119894
Commonwealth War Dead
7th Terrace level. 35.
LERWICK NEW CEMETERY



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:48 pm    Post subject: DENLEY Reply with quote

DENLEY, RICHARD CHARLES
R C
Australian
Sergeant
Royal Australian Air Force
09/02/1942
402646
Son of Joshua Albert and Annie Agness Denley, of Erina, New South Wales, Australia.
Commonwealth War Dead
Terrace 7B. Grave 1.
LERWICK NEW CEMETERY

Died in flying accident in Beaufighter T4571 at Quendale Farm,Shetland.
Obs Sgt J.G.Cameron, B-Inverness & W/AG Sgt J.R.Lord,B-Chadderton
also on board.




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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:50 pm    Post subject: DICKSON Reply with quote

DICKSON, JOHN CHARLES
J C
United Kingdom
Flying Officer (Nav./Bomber)
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
210 Squadron
30
17/07/1944
127279
Son of Andrew and Martha Dickson; husband of Mary Dickson, of Plumpton, Ulverston, Lancashire.
Commonwealth War Dead
Terrace 7B. Grave 18.
LERWICK NEW CEMETERY

Died in in Catalina JV928 after receiving wounds from attack on
U-347 . Several others wounded. Pilot F/L John Cruikshank got
the V.C. For this event.



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:02 pm    Post subject: GREIG Reply with quote

GREIG, FRANCIS FREDERICK
F F
United Kingdom
Flight Sergeant
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
210 Sqdn
25/03/1944
1287191
Son of Francis Joseph Greig, and of Ellen Greig, of South Harrow, Middlesex; husband of Eileen Greig.
Commonwealth War Dead
Terrace 7B. Grave 13.
LERWICK NEW CEMETERY

Killed in Catalina JX210 while on an air test from Sullom Voe,the
aircraft stalled and dived into Garth Hill killing all on board.




Photo: Funeral of F/Sgt Greig Courtesy of Shetland Museum & Archives.

www.shetlandmuseumandarchives.org.uk
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