Not Forgotten – Scotland



Map key: Cemetery: Town:
1 Annan Cemetery Annan
2 St. Andrews Roman Catholic Cemetery Dumfries
3 Troqueer (New Burial Ground) Dumfries
4 Kirkinner Cemetery Kirkinner
5 Stranraer (Glebe) Cemetery Stranraer
6 Ayr Cemetery Ayr
7 Soroby Burial Ground Isle of Tiree
8 Tain (St Duthus Old Cemetery) Tain
9 Kiltearn Parish Churchyard Dingwall
10 Dyce Old Churchyard Dyce
11 Grangemouth(Grandsable) Cemetery Grangemouth
12 Haddington (Roman Catholic Graveyard) Haddington


Dumfries and Galloway

1 – Annan Cemetery, Annan.

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POŠVA Karel, 34, Sgt, 6 OTU, Pilot


* 20/10/08, Hořovice, Beroun.

† 24/04/43, Solway Bay, Cumbria.

Failed to return from a training flight in Wellington HE496. Body washed on shore at Annen, near Solway Bay.

Grave ref: Grave 19, Sec. R extn.2.

A symbolic urn, no. 139, was returned to Prostějov 1945.

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Location Information:

Address: Annan Cemetery, Annan.
GPS Location: 55°0’3″ N 3°16’10” W
Map Location: View

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2 – St. Andrews Roman Catholic Cemetery, Dumfries.

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SCHEJBAL František, 25, Sgt, 6 OTU, Air Gunner


* 15/02/18, Ostřetín, Pardubice.

† 24/04/43, Solway Bay, Cumbria.

Failed to return from a training flight in Wellington HE496. Body washed ashore at West Bay, Solway Bay.

Grave ref: Grave 227, Section A

A symbolic urn, no. 227, was returned to Prostějov 1945.

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SEDLÁČEK Alois, 27, P/O, 10 AOS, Navigator


* 31/05/14, Býkovice, Blansko.

† 28/10/42, Stranraer.

Failed to return from a training flight in Botha L6264 over the Irish Sea. Body found 09/12/41.

Grave ref: Grave 243, Section A

A symbolic urn, no. 192, was returned to Prostějov 1945.

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Location Information:

Address: St. Andrews Roman Catholic Cemetery, Craigs Road, Dumfries.
GPS Location: 55°3’42” N 3°35’27” W
Map Location: View

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3 – Troqueer (New Burial Ground) , Dumfries.

Troqueer Cemetery (formerly Troqueer Parish Churchyard and Troqueer New Burial Ground) contains 10 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war. There are a further 34 Commonwealth burials of the 1939-1945 war here, including 1 unidentified airman of the R.A.F., (buried in Sec. H. Extn. 2. Grave 115). Most burials are in a Service Plot but there are a few in other parts of the cemetery.

There are also 18 Foreign National burials and 1 Non World War burial here.

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DOSTÁL František, 26, P/O, 6 OTU Sqn, Pilot


* 30/03/17, Olomouc.

† 24/04/43, Solway Bay, Cumbria.

Failed to return from a training flight in Wellington HE496. Body washed ashore 23/06/43 near West Preston, Dumfries.

Grave ref: Grave 25, Sec. H, Extn. 2.

A symbolic urn, was returned to Brno 1945.

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ŠIMON Karel, 23, Sgt, 6 OTU, Pilot


* 07/12/19, Hlinné, Žďár nad Sázavou.

† 24/04/43, Solway Bay, Cumbria.

Failed to return from a training flight in Wellington HE496. Body washed ashore 17/06/43 Kirendbright. near West Preston, Dumfries.

Grave ref: Grave 26, Sect. H, Extn 2.

A symbolic urn, was returned to Hradec Králove 1945.

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Location Information:

Troqueer is 1 mile South-West of Dumfries railway station.

Address: Troqueer (New Burial Ground), Troqueer Road, Dumfries.
GPS Location: 55°3’36” N 3°36’28” W
Map Location: View

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4 – Kirkinner Cemetery, Kirkinner.

A plot in the south-western part of the burial ground was acquired by the Royal Air Force, which had a station at Wigtown during the 1939-1945 War. The 24 war burials comprise 1 man of the Royal Navy; 12 men of the Royal Air Force, one of whom is not identified, 8 members of the Royal Canadian Air Force and 3 members of the Royal Australian Air Force..

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JELÍNEK Václav, 29, F/Lt, 5 AOS, Navigator


* 21/03/13, Prague.

† 23/10/42, Rhin of Kell, near Newton Stewart.

Crashed during night training flight in Anson DG387.

Grave ref: Grave 610

A symbolic urn, was returned to Czechoslovakia.

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Location Information:

Kirkinner is a village on Wigtown bay, 2 miles south of Wigtown. Turn left from the centre of the village when travelling in a southerly direction on the A764 on to the minor road which goes to Knockann. The cemetery is on the left side of this road, on the edge of Kirkinner village.

Address: Kirkinner Cemetery, St Kennera Terrace, Kirkinner, Wigtownshire.
GPS Location: 55°3’36” N 3°36’28” W
Map Location: View

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Wigtownshire

5 – Stranraer (Glebe) Cemetery, Stranraer.

There are 9 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-18 war here. There are a further 43 Commonwealth burials of the 1939-45 war, including 5 unidentified British soldiers. There are also 3 Polish and 3 Czech airmen war burials here.

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DUNDĚRA František, 35, AC2, 4 AOS, Wireless Operator trainee


* 25/04/05, Malínky, Vyškov.

† 13/07/41, Irish Sea near Luce, West Freugh.

Killed in crashed during a training flight in Battle N2024. His body was washed ashore later.

Grave ref: collective Grave 162, Sect. H, Class 1.

A symbolic urn, no. 152, was returned to Prostějov 1945.

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HYTKA Zdeněk, 21, LAC, 4 AOS, Wireless Operator trainee


* 20/09/19, Opava.

† 14/07/41, Irish Sea near Portpatrick.

Killed, in Battle N2060, on a training flight from the 4 Air Gunnery School [AGS] at West Freught, near Stranraer.

Grave ref: Grave 162, Sect. H, Class 1.

A symbolic urn, was returned to Ostrava Hrabyni 1945.

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MARŠÁLEK Jan, 26, LAC, 4 AOS, Wireless Operator trainee


* 05/12/14, Topolany, Olomouc.

† 14/07/41, Irish Sea near Portpatrick.

Killed, in Battle N2060, on a training flight from the 4 Air Gunnery School [AGS] at West Freught, near Stranraer.

Grave ref: Grave 162, Sect. H, Class 1.

A symbolic urn, was returned to Ostrava Hrabyni 1945.

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Location Information:

This is in Gallowhill Road, South-West of the town, it belongs to the Corporation.

Address: Stranraer (Glebe) Cemetery, Gallowhill Road, Stranraer, Wigtownshire.
GPS Location: 54°54’0,55″N, 05°02’21,95″W
Map Location: View

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Ayrshire

6 – Ayr Cemetery, Ayr.

The 1914-1918 War burials are scattered over all parts of the cemetery and 1939-1945 War graves are in several special groups. A War Cross is erected in the Old Ground, near the main entrance.

There are now over 100, 1914-1918 and nearly 120, 1939-1945 War casualties commemorated in this site.

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KUČERA Jaroslav, 26, Sgt, 312 Sqn, Pilot


* 23/06/15, Plzeň.

† 19/12/41, Darvel, Ayshire.

Flight training accident in Spitfire BL293.

Grave ref: Grave 2217, Sec. M, 1884 Div.

A symbolic urn, no. 195, was returned to Prostějov 1945.

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Location Information:

Address: Ayr Cemetery, Holmston Rd, Ayr.
GPS Location: 55°27’23” N 4°37’2″ W
Map Location: View

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Argyll and Bute

7 – Soroby Burial Ground, Isle of Tiree.

There are 27 Commonwealth burials of the 1939-45 war here, 8 being unidentified seamen of the Merchant Navy.

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REVILLIOD Léonard, 22, F/O, 518 Sqn, Pilot


* 26/07/22, Montreux, Switzerland.

† 16/08/44, Isle of Tiree, Hebrides.

Killed in flying collision, in Halifax ‘S’ LL296, during a test flight over RAF Tiree.

Grave ref:

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Location Information:

Address: Soroby Burial Ground, Isle of Tiree, Hebrides.
GPS Location: 56°28’12,87″N, 06°53’57,04″W
Map Location: View

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8 – Tain (St Duthus Old Cemetery), Tain.

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BARVÍŘ Rudolf, 33, Sgt, 311 Sqn, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner


* 15/08/11, Hranice, Přerov.

† 29/10/44, Helmsdale, Scotland.

Accident during the start of combat patrol in Liberator BZ720, crashed at Helmsdale, north of Wick.

Grave ref: Grave 22, Section F

A symbolic urn, no. 198, was returned to Prostějov 1945.

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BEDNÁŘ Antonín, 31, F/Sgt, 311 Sqn, Wireless Operator


* 20/11/13, Rychtářov, Vyškov.

† 01/01/45, Hoy, Orkney Isles.

Accident at start of combat patrol in Liberator FL949, crashed at Hoy, Orkney Isles.

Grave ref: Grave 48, Section F

A symbolic urn, no. 225, was returned to Prostějov 1945.

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BENEDIKT František, 22, F/Sgt, 311 Sqn, Wireless Operator


* 05/12/21, Ostrava.

† 04/12/44, Tain.

Accident at start of training flight in Liberator FL981, crashed near Tain railway bridge.

Grave ref: Grave 18, Section F

A symbolic urn, was returned to Ostrava 1945.

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BODLÁK Miloš, 22, F/Sgt, 311 Sqn, Pilot


* 24/08/22, Líšeň, Brno.

† 01/01/45, Hoy, Orkney Isles.

Accident at start of combat patrol in Liberator FL949, crashed at Hoy, Orkney Isles.

Grave ref: Grave 46, Section F

A symbolic urn, was returned to Czechoslovakia 1945.

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BUREŠ Oldřich, 35, Sgt, 311 Sqn, Pilot


* 28/04/09, Skalička, Přerov.

† 01/01/45, Hoy, Orkney Isles.

Accident at start of combat patrol in Liberator FL949, crashed at Hoy, Orkney Isles.

Grave ref: Grave 10, Section F

A symbolic urn, no. 155, was returned to Prostějov 1945.

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ČERNÝ Václav, 29, Sgt, 311 Sqn, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner.


* 23/08/15, Sobůlky, Hodonín.

† 29/10/44, Helmsdale, Scotland.

Accident during the start of combat patrol in Liberator BZ720, crashed at Helmsdale, north of Wick.

Grave ref: Grave 23, Section F

A symbolic urn, was returned to Český Budějovice 1945.

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DORNIAK Martin, 29, Sgt, 311 Sqn, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner


* 15/08/15, Liptovský Svátý Mikuláš.

† 01/01/45, Hoy, Orkney Isles.

Accident at start of combat patrol in Liberator FL949, crashed at Hoy, Orkney Isles.

Grave ref: Grave 47, Section F

A symbolic urn, no. 5, was returned to Prostějov 1945.

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ENGLÄNDER Ivo, 20, F/Sgt, 311 Sqn, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner


* 05/03/24, Kutná Hora.

† 01/01/45, Hoy, Orkney Isles.

Accident at start of combat patrol in Liberator FL949, crashed at Hoy, Orkney Isles.

Grave ref: Grave 49, Section F

A symbolic urn, no. 197, was returned to Prostějov 1945.

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HAVRÁNEK František, 26, F/Sgt, 311 Sqn, Wireless Operator


* 18/02/18, Rozářín, Brno.

† 04/12/44, Tain.

Accident at start of training flight in Liberator FL981, crashed near Tain railway bridge.

Grave ref: Grave 17, Section F

A symbolic urn, was returned to Brno 1945.

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HAYEK Arnošt, 28, F/Sgt, 311 Sqn, Wireless Operator


* 03/08/16, Kyjov, Hodonín.

† 10/04/45, Tain.

Accident at start of combat patrol in Liberator EV995, crashed on Tain beach.

Grave ref: Grave 74, Section F

A symbolic urn, was returned to Prague 1945.

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HNILIČKA Waltr, 20, Sgt, 311 Sqn, Wireless Operator


* 24/03/24, Čelákovice, Prague.

† 04/12/44, Tain.

Accident at start of training flight in Liberator FL981, crashed near Tain railway bridge.

Grave ref: Grave 15, Section F

A symbolic urn, was returned to Prague 1945.

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KOŠTÁL Josef, 30, Sgt, 311 Sqn, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner


* 09/01/14, Znojmo.

† 29/10/44, Helmsdale, Scotland

Accident during the start of combat patrol in Liberator BZ720, crashed at Helmsdale, north of Wick.

Grave ref: Grave 20, Section F

A symbolic urn, was returned to Czechoslovakia 1945.

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PALME Zdeněk, 30, F/Sgt, 311 Sqn, Pilot


* 15/08/14, Poniklá, Semily.

† 10/04/45, Tain.

Accident at start of combat patrol in Liberator EV995, crashed on Tain beach.

Grave ref: Grave 73, Section F

A symbolic urn, no. 150, was returned to Prostějov 1945.

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PETRÁŠEK Štěpán, 21, W/O, 311 Sqn, Pilot


* 18/04/17, Velenice, Nymburk.

† 04/12/44, Tain.

Accident at start of training flight in Liberator FL981, crashed near Tain railway bridge.

Grave ref: Grave 19, Section F

A symbolic urn, no. 169, was returned to Prostějov 1945.

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ŠEBESTÍK Josef, 28, F/Sgt, 311 Sqn, Pilot


* 16/05/16, Hrádek na Vlárské Dráze, Zlín.

† 04/12/44, Tain.

Accident at start of training flight in Liberator FL981, crashed near Tain railway bridge.

Grave ref: Grave 16, Section F

A symbolic urn, no. 164, was returned to Prostějov 1945.

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SIMET Josef, 30, F/Lt, 311 Sqn, Pilot


* 24/04/14, Boříkovy, Klatovy.

† 10/04/45, Tain.

Accident at start of combat patrol in Liberator EV995, crashed on Tain beach.

Grave ref: Grave 75, Section F

A symbolic urn, no. 150, was returned to Plzeň 1945.

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ŠTĚTKA Štěpán, 24, Sgt, 311 Sqn, Flight Engineer


* 23/05/20, Prušánky, Hodonín.

† 29/10/44, Helmsdale, Scotland

Accident during the start of combat patrol in Liberator BZ720, crashed at Helmsdale, north of Wick.

Grave ref: Grave 21, Section F

A symbolic urn was returned to Hodonín 1945.

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VANIŠ Jozef, 23, Sgt, 311 Sqn, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner


* 27/06/21, Liptovská Teplá, Liptovský Mikuláš.

† 10/04/45, Tain.

Accident at start of combat patrol in Liberator EV995, crashed on Tain beach.

Grave ref: Grave 72, Section F

A symbolic urn was returned to Slovakia 1945.

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Location Information:

Address: St Duthus Old Cemetery, Chapel Road, Tain.
GPS Location: 57°48’46” N 4°2’47” W
Map Location: View

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Ross & Cromarty

9 – Kiltearn Parish Churchyard, Kiltearn.

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KALÁŠEK Jaroslav, 26, Sgt, 8 AGS, Air Gunner trainee


* 29/01/18, Bynina, Vsetín.

† 10/07/44, Kiltearn.

Killed during a training flight accident in Anson NK477 at Ardoch, Evanton.

Grave ref: Grave 41, Section 1

A symbolic urn, no. 167, was returned to Prostějov 1945.

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Location Information:

This lies between Evanton and the North-West shore of Cromarty Firth.

Address: Kiltearn Parish Churchyard, Dingwall.
GPS Location: 57°39’20” N 4°19’14” W
Map Location: View

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Aberdeenshire:

10 – Dyce Old Churchyard, Dyce.

Dyce airport was a Royal Air Force station during the 1939-1945 War, and an extension on the western side of the old churchyard was chosen by the authorities for the burial of casualties from the air station. Only airmen are buried in this reserved plot. There is 1 Commonwealth burial of the 1914-18 war in the churchyard. There are a further 45 of the 1939-45 war, 1 being an unidentified airman of the R.A.F. There are 11 Foreign National war burials and 4 non-war Service burials here.

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DVOŘÁK Alois, 25, Sgt, 301 Sqn, Pilot


* 23/05/16, Plumlov, Prostějov.

† 24/09/41, Leachie Hill, Stonehaven.

Accident whilst flying Hurricane Z2766.

Grave ref: Grave 29

A symbolic urn, no. 236, was returned to Prostějov 1945.

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ZAORAL Vladimír, 26, F/O, 310 Sqn, Pilot


* 05/02/15, Brno.

† 19/11/41, Dyce, Scotland.

Accident during a training flight in Spitfire P7837.

Grave ref: Grave 32

A symbolic urn, no. 189, was returned to Prostějov 1945.

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Location Information:

Dyce Old Churchyard contains the ruins of the former Parish Church. It stands on the right bank of the Don, 2 miles from Dyce railway station and 1 mile from the Parish Church.

Address: Dyce Old Churchyard, Dyce.
GPS Location: 57°13’46” N 2°12’32” W
Map Location: View

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Stirlingshire

11 – Grangemouth(Grandsable) Cemetery, Grangemouth.

The 1914-1918 War burials are in various positions in the cemetery. During the 1939-1945 War a large section, comprising of three plots, was set aside for service war graves, but only one plot was used. This is close to the main entrance and was intended for airmen, who form the majority of the service casualties buried here. The majority are in the service plot; the remainder are in privately owned graves, selected by those responsible for the interments, in other parts of the cemetery.

Facing the service plot is a Cross of Sacrifice which stands on a podium on slightly rising ground.

There are now over 20, 1914-1918 and 70, 1939-1945 War casualties commemorated in this site.

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PŘEROST Václav, 25, Sgt, 58 OTU, Pilot


* 16/04/18, Hnačov, Klatovy.

† 31/12/43, Grangemouth.

Killed in flying accident in Miles Master W8845

Grave ref: Grave 45, Section 1

A symbolic urn was returned to Plzeň 1945.

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ŠIMA Bohumil, 28, Sgt, 58 OTU, Pilot trainee


* 03/08/21, Sepekov, Písek.

† 10/08/41, Pitlochry.

Killed in training flight incident in Spitfire N3099.

rave ref: Grave 16, Section 1

A symbolic urn, no. 30, was returned to Prostějov 1945.

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Location Information:

Address: Grangemouth(Grandsable) Cemetery, Salmon Inn Road, Grangemouth.
GPS Location: 55°59’45” N 3°43’33” W
Map Location: View

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East Lothian

12 – Haddington (Roman Catholic Graveyard) , Haddington.

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JÍCHA Václav, 30, P/O, 313 Sqn, Pilot


* 10/02/14, Dnešice, Plzeň.

† 01/02/45, Turflaw, Scotland.

Accident in Anson NK945, during a snow storm. Survived crash but froze to death before rescuers found the crash.

Grave ref: Grave 17, Sect. M.

A symbolic urn, was returned to Czechoslovakia 1945.

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Location Information:

Address: Haddington (Roman Catholic Graveyard), Gifford Road, Haddington.
GPS Location: 55°57’09,25″N, 02°46’06,45″W
Map Location: View

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The assistance of Ministerstvo obrany České republiky [Ministry of Defence, Czech Republic], the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and The War Graves Photographic Project, with this article, is very much appreciated.




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