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Grandsable (Grangemouth) Cemetery
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: WEEDEN, JEFFRY
Initials: J
Nationality: Australian
Rank: Flight Sergeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Australian Air Force
Age: 21
Date of Death: 02/07/1943
Service No: 413054
Additional information: Son of Harold Reginald and Myrtle Grace Weeden, of Tumut, New South Wales, Australia.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. 1. Grave 36.
Cemetery: GRANGEMOUTH (GRANDSABLE) CEMETERY



See also: http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=3931&mforum=warmemscot
(Grangemouth 58 OTU Memorial)

Updated photo, taken August 2009



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: WESTOBY, JOHN JAMES
Initials: J J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 502 Sqdn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 24/11/1940
Service No: 741729
Additional information: Son of John James and Ethel Theresa Westoby.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. 1. Coll. grave 12.
Cemetery: GRANGEMOUTH (GRANDSABLE) CEMETERY

Name: WHITSED, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Pilot Officer (Obs.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 502 Sqdn.
Date of Death: 24/11/1940
Service No: 758109
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. 1. Coll. grave 12.
Cemetery: GRANGEMOUTH (GRANDSABLE) CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: WHITELAW, JOHN FYFE (JACK)
Initials: J F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Date of Death: 04/03/1941
Age: 25
Service No: 2935417
Additional Information: Son of William & Maggie Ann Whitelaw (nee Fyfe). Died at Royal Infirmary, Inverness.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. 12. Grave 571.
Cemetery: GRANGEMOUTH (GRANDSABLE) CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: WILSON, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Pioneer Corps
Age: 27
Date of Death: 01/11/1941
Service No: 13071599
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Helen Wilson, of Polmont.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. 12. Grave 136.
Cemetery: GRANGEMOUTH (GRANDSABLE) CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: WILSON
Initials: E H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sapper
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Unit Text: 5th Reserve Bn. (Christchurch)
Age: 27
Date of Death: 03/11/1918
Service No: 412761
Additional information: Husband of Agnes D. Wilson, of 43, Clyde St., Grangemouth.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 1. 94.
Cemetery: GRANGEMOUTH (GRANDSABLE) CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: WILSON
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 2nd/7th Bn.
Date of Death: 01/09/1915
Service No: 4765
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 8. 80.
Cemetery: GRANGEMOUTH (GRANDSABLE) CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My thanks to Johan (Regulus) for the following information:

On the 8th December 1943, the Swordfish HS 274 crashed in the hills near Grangemouth.
Officer Pilot J. EVERS and Officer Observer J. G. HOFFMAN were killed instantly.


J. EVERS

Off. VL. 3E K1 (Officer Vice-Lt. 3rd Class)
K.M.R. (Koninklijke Marine Reserve - Reserve of the Royal Navy)
T.V. (Kruis voor Trouw en Verdienste : Cross for Loyalty and Merit)Koninkrijk Der Nederlanden (Kingdom of the Netherlands)
14.11.1919 8.12.1943
Age 24

Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. 1
Cemetery: GRANGEMOUTH (GRANDSABLE) CEMETERY



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My thanks to Johan (Regulus) for the following information:

On the 8th December 1943, the Swordfish HS 274 crashed in the hills near Grangemouth.
Officer Observer J. G. HOFFMAN and Officer Pilot J. EVERS and were killed instantly.


J.G. HOFFMAN

Off. Zeewaarn 3E KL. (Officer-Sea Observer 3rd class)
K.M.R. (Koninklijke Marine Reserve - Reserve of the Royal Navy)
Koninkrijk Der Nederlanden (Kingdom of Netherlands)
8.5.1922 8.12.1943
Age 21

Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. 1
Cemetery: GRANGEMOUTH (GRANDSABLE) CEMETERY



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In May 1939 an airfield opened on the outskirts of Grangemouth. The intention was to use it as a Volunteer Reserve Training Centre and as a civil airport for central Scotland. At the time it was the largest airport in Scotland. North Eastern Airways started an east coast passenger service between London, Newcastle, Grangemouth, Aberdeen and Orkney using Dragon Rapides. However, when Britain declared war on Germany on 3rd September, the airport was taken over by the Air Ministry and all civil flights stopped immediately. The airfield came under the control of no. 13 Fighter Command, and Grangemouth was designated one of the Fighter Stations to protect central Scotland from the Luftwaffe. This lasted till the late autumn of 1940, when the danger of daylight attack became remote, and the R.A.F. Grangemouth was removed from Fighter Command.

No. 58 Operational Unit was then formed to teach fighter pilots to fly Spitfires. A great many pilots from all over the world were trained there. Grangemouth became the principal base for Polish pilots before joining the R.A.F.'s Free Polish Spitfire Squadrons. Many of the Polish pilots returned to Grangemouth as instructors after their operational tours of duty. Through accidents in training 90 aircraft were lost and a number of pilots killed. Many of those who had trained at Grangemouth gained distinguished war records and helped greatly in the war effort. Pilot training ended in 1944.

The following 8 Polish Servicemen were from 58 Operational Unit.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

T.H. KOCH
Kpl.
58 O.T.U.
Polish Forces
15th May 1941
Age 28

B. OSTOJA-SLONSKI
Szer.
58 O.T.U.
Polish Forces
30th October 1941
Age 22

Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. 1
Cemetery: GRANGEMOUTH (GRANDSABLE) CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

K. SAMIEC
Pchor
58 O.T.U.
Polish Forces
4th November 1941
Age 21

B.J. SZOT
Kpl.
58 O.T.U.
Polish Forces
5th June 1942
Age 22

Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. 1
Cemetery: GRANGEMOUTH (GRANDSABLE) CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

E. SZUMSKI
Kpl.
58 O.T.U.
Polish Forces
22nd November 1941
Age 25

E.T. LUKOMSKI
Pchor.
58 O.T.U.
Polish Forces
24th November 1941
Age 23

Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. 1
Cemetery: GRANGEMOUTH (GRANDSABLE) CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

W.E. MALKIEWICZ
Ppor.
58 O.T.U.
Polish Forces
17th April 1942
Age 24

T. SIEMIENCZUK
Kpl.
58 O.T.U.
Polish Forces
17th April 1942
Age 26

Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. 1
Cemetery: GRANGEMOUTH (GRANDSABLE) CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: ADAM, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Unit Text: 2nd/6th Bn.
Age: 16
Date of Death: 19/07/1916
Service No: 6152
Additional information: Son of John and Elizabeth Adam (nee McAulay) of 3, Dalratho Rd., Grangemouth, Stirlingshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 22 to 25.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: AITKEN, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 03/05/1917
Additional information: Son of John and Jessie Aitken (nee McGilchrist) of 112, Bo'ness Rd., Grangemouth.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. F. 6.
Cemetery: FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS



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