Not Forgotten- East Anglia


Map key: Cemetery: Town:
1 Southend-on-Sea (Sutton Road) Southend-on-Sea
2 Dagenham Eastbrookend cemetery Dagenham
3 Hornchurch Hornchurch
4 North Weald Bassett North Weald
5 Whittlesford (SS. Mary and Andrew) Churchyard Whittlesford
6 Haverhill Haverhill
7 Cambridge City Cemetery Cambridge
8 Bury St Edmunds Bury St Edmunds
9 Honington Honington
10 East Wretham (St Ethelbert) East Wretham
11 Scottow Scottow
12 Peterborough (Eastfield) Peterborough
13 Sutton Bridge (St. Mathew Churchyard) Sutton Bridge
14 Lowestoft (Beccles Road) Lowestoft


Essex

1. Southend on Sea (Sutton Road).

Historical Information:

This cemetery contains 127 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-18 war and 152 burials of the 1939-45 war, including 1 unidentified seaman of the Merchant Navy. In addition there are 4 Foreign National war burials here. There are 2 small Screen Wall memorial panels naming those of the 1914-1918 war whose graves are not marked by headstones.

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HRADIL František Jan, 28, P/O, 310 Sqn, Pilot.


* 21/09/12, Těšetice, Olomouc.

† 05/11/40, Thames Estuary, off Southend.

He was a Battle of Britain fighter pilot in 19 Squadron who was flying Spitfire IIA, Serial No. P7545, in combat over Southend on Sea, Essex, on 5 November 1940 when he was attacked by a German Me109 from I/JG26. Hradil’s Spitfire was shot down and was unable to bale-out, and crashed into the Thames Estuary near Southend Pier, his body was fished out from the sea on 7 November 1940..

Grave ref: Plot R. Grave 12160.

A symbolic urn was returned to Prague Olšany 1945.

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The daily opening hours for all grounds are 08:00-17:30. Please note that all gates for vehicular access will be locked half an hour before the official closing.

Location Information:

Southend-on-Sea (Sutton Road) Cemetery is north of the town’s northern by-pass (the A1159) and east of the railway line heading for Rochford.

Address: Sutton Road Cemetery, Sutton Road, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 5PX
GPS Location: 51°33’34.52″N 00°42’51.80″E
Map Location: View

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2.Dagenham Eastbrookend Cemetery

Historical Information:

​Also known as Ilford Park Cemetery, was opened in 1914 as an independant cemetery and later purchased by Dagenham Borough Council in 1958/60. It is now within the new Eastbrookend Country Park. The cemetery has a garden of rest and, most unusually, an Apiary. There is little planting apart from cherry trees.

​The first internment was on 28th Sep 1914. Many German aircrew from WWII were originally interred her and later moved to a war cemetery, thought to be Cannock Chase. The Commonwealth War Graves section has 24 graves including one Czechoslovak pilot.

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MAREK František, 27, Sgt, 310 Sqn, Pilot.


* 30/01/13, České Budějovice.

† 14/09/40, Horndon of the Hill, Stanford le Hope.

Killed during combat patrol flying Hurricane R6625 during the Battle of Britain.

Grave ref: Square C.2. Grave 691.

A symbolic urn no 58, was returned to Prostějov 1945.

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Location Information:

Address: Eastbrookend cemetery, The Chase, Dagenham Rd, Romford, Dagenham, Essex RM10 7DR
GPS Location: 51°33’16.06″N 00°10’54.02″E
Map Location: View

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3. Hornchurch – Hornchurch Cemetery

Historical Information:

​Hornchurch Cemetery was opened in 1932 and is approximately 9 acres of mature grounds. The cemetery is based in the High Road, Hornchurch and houses the War Graves Memorial which is dedicated to the members of our armed forces who lost their lives during World War II, 105 of whom are buried there.

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BÖNISCH [Böhnisch] František, 28, Sgt, 313 Sqn, Pilot.


* 04/04/13, Prchalov, Nový Jičín.

† 23/02/42, Thames Estuary, near Southend.

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Grave ref: Sec. A. Grave 1368.

A symbolic urn was returned to Ostrava 1945.


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BRÁZDA Prokop, 26, F/Sgt, 313 Sqn, Pilot.


* 02/07/15, Kosov, České Budějovice.

† 24/04/42, Martlesham.

On 24 April 1942 he was flying Spitfire Vb BM357 on Circus 132, escorting Boston bombers on a raid on Vissingen, Holland. On the return journey, his aircraft was damaged during an attack by a group of Fw 190’s. With the aid of fellow 313 Sqn pilot Václav Jícha, he chased away the attackers. About 35 miles from Ostend another group of 5 Fw190’s attcked his Spitfire and again, with Jicha’s assistance, they fought-off the attack. With Jícha as escort, Brázda’s Spitfire back across the Channel towards Martlesham Heath. About two miles from the English coast the engine on Brázda’s Spitfire began to smoke and cut out. Brázda attempted to make a forced landing near Alderton, Essex, but was killed in the crash.

Grave ref: Sec. A. Grave 1367.

A symbolic urn was returned to Czechoslovakia 1945.


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KONVALINA Blažej, 23, Sgt, 313 Sqn, Pilot.


* 03/01/19, Blížkovice, Znojmo.

† 22/01/42, Hornchurch.

Killed in accident during combat training.

Grave ref: Sec. A. Grave 1348.


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VALENTA Josef, 24, Sgt, 313 Sqn, Pilot.


* 13/08/17, Hrdlovka, Teplice.

† 11/01/42, ???.

Killed in accident on a operational flight.

Grave ref: Sec. A. Grave 1349.

A symbolic urn no 81, was returned to Prostějov 1945.


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Location Information:

Address: Hornchurch cemetery, High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 6JH.
GPS Location: 51°33’32.13″N 00°13’37.42″E
Map Location: View

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4. North Weald Bassett – St. Andrew Churchyard

Historical Information:

The church and surrounding churchyard adjoin North Weald Bassett Aerodrome, a Royal Air Force Operational Station during the 1939-1945 War. The churchyard was used for war time burials by this station and also by the R.A.F. Station at Stapleford Tawney, some six miles away. In January 1945, a “V” rocket fell on a hangar at Stapleford Tawney, killing ten men belonging to the R.A.F. and the R.A.F. Regiment, nine of whom are buried in the churchyard, the other having been buried in his home town in Scotland.

Some ground in the north-western corner, facing the entrance and beyond the church, was set aside early in 1940 for service war graves, and this is now the War Graves Plot. All save one of the graves are in the plot.

The Cross of Sacrifice was unveiled by the R.A.F. Station Commander, North Weald and District, and dedicated by the Assistant Chaplain-in-Chief R.A.F., on Sunday, 24th October, 1954.

There are now a small number of 1914-1918 and nearly 50, 1939-1945 war casualties commemorated in this site.

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KOZÁK Tomáš, 24, F/O, 242 Sqn, Pilot.


* 18/11/16, Klatovy.

† 14/06/41, Duxford.

Killed on night training flight near Duxford. ????

Grave ref: Row 2. Grave 3.

A symbolic urn no 77, was returned to Prostějov 1945.

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Location Information:

Address: St Andrew’s Church, Vicarage Lane West, North Weald, Essex, CM16 6AL
GPS Location: 51°43’32.63″N 00°09’50.16″E
Map Location: View

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Cambridgeshire

5. Whittlesford – St. Mary and Andrew Churchyard

Historical Information:

The churchyard contains one Commonwealth burial of the 1914-1918 war and 28 Commonwealth burials of the 1939-1945 war. In addition, there are the graves of a Polish airman, a Czechoslovak soldier, two Czechoslovak airmen, plus 19 non world war burials here.

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POHNER Benedikt, 28, AC2, 310 Sqn, Flight Mechanic E.


* 23/04/12, Náchod.

† 25/02/41, Duxford.

During a raid on Duxford by a Ju 88, one bomb hit a petrol bowser parked near a air-raid shelter that ground-staff were running to and was killed in the bomb-blast.

Grave ref: Row A. Grave 8.

A symbolic urn was returned to Hradec Králové 1945.


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ZAVADIL Jaroslav, 27, LAC, 310 Sqn, Driver.


* 26/10/13, Vítkovice, Ostrava.

† 25/02/41, Duxford.

During a raid on Duxford by a Ju 88, one bomb hit a petrol bowser parked near a air-raid shelter that ground-staff were running to. He lost both legs in the bomb-blast and was conscious, but died shortly after arrival at hospital.

Grave ref: Row E. Grave 7.

A symbolic urn was returned to Ostrava Hrabyně 1945.


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Location Information:

Whittlesford is a village 7 miles south of Cambridge and 1 mile north-east of junction 10 of the M11, on the opposite side of the motorway to the former Duxford R.A.F. Station (now the Imperial War Museum, Duxford). The Churchyard is on the north side of the village, along Church Lane.

Address: St Mary and Andrew Churchyard, Church Lane, Whittlesford.
GPS Location: 52°06’55.69″N 00°09’2.19″E
Map Location: View

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6. Haverhill – Haverhill Cemetery

Historical Information:

There are 13 burials from the 1914-18 war scattered around various sections of the cemetery and 44 from the 1939-45 war, the majority having served with the air forces of the Commonwealth. Most are buried in a service plot in Section U, with a smaller number scattered elsewhere in the cemetery. There are also 7 non-world war graves in the cemetery, all of whom served with Royal Air Force.

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FORNŮSEK Ladislav, 21, Sgt, 138 Sqn, Wireless Operator / Air Gunner.


* 17/04/20, Hodonín.

† 10/03/42, Stradishall.

Killed during a night training flight when his Whitley aircraft, Z91255, crashed near Newton Stewart.

Grave ref: Sec U., Grave 192.

A symbolic urn was returned to Hodonín 1945.


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JANEK Jan, 23, Sgt, 138 Sqn, Pilot.


* 30/03/18, Přibice, Břeclav.

† 11/01/42, Stradishall.

Killed during a night training flight when his Whitley aircraft, Z91255, crashed near Newton Stewart.

Grave ref: Sec U., Grave 193.

A symbolic urn was returned to Ostrava 1945.


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JELÍNEK Václav, 24, F/O, 138 Sqn, Navigator.


* 13/12/15, Svaté Pole, Příbram.

† 10/03/42, Stradishall.

Killed during a night training flight when his Whitley aircraft, Z91255, crashed near Newton Stewart.

Grave ref: Sec U., Grave 243.

A symbolic urn no 199, was returned to Prostějov 1945.

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Location Information:

Haverhill Cemetery is on Withersfield Road, Haverhill.

Address: Haverhill Cemetery, Withersfield Rd, Haverhill, Suffolk, CB9 9HF.
GPS Location: 52°05’6.78″N 00°25’54.06″E
Map Location: View

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7. Cambridge – Cambridge City Cemetery

Historical Information:

The 1st Eastern General Hospital, with 1,173 beds, was posted to Cambridge during the First World War, initially at the Leys School and Trinity College, later in huts. The First World War burials in Cambridge City Cemetery are mostly in two plots, one in the southern part of the burial ground, known as the Dominion Plot, and the other on the northern boundary. The Cross of Sacrifice stands on the western border of the Dominion Plot, while in the centre of the other is a memorial cross of Portland stone which was erected by private subscription.

The Second World War graves are also mainly in two War Graves Plots with a few others scattered throughout the cemetery The general Service plot was established in 1940, and the Air Force plot in 1942 for the burial of casualties from the Air Force stations set up in the eastern counties during the war. These included Bomber Command bases in Lincolnshire and fighter stations in Norfolk and Suffolk. The Stone of Remembrance, which was unveiled by Marshal of the Royal Air Force Lord Tedder in July 1951, stands near the centre of the Air Force plot.

Cambridge City Cemetery contains 181 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and 829, (inclusive 3 unidentified), from the Second World War. The cemetery also contains four non-war service burials and ten war graves of other nationalities.

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EICHLER Bohuslav, 33, F/Lt, 142 Sqn, Pilot.


* 23/04/11, Trněný Újezd, Beroun.

† 05/01/45, Cambridge.

Killed while attempting an emergency landing, in Mosquito KB397..

Grave ref: 15158.

A symbolic urn no 128, was returned to Prostějov 1945.

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HÁJEK Karel František, 31, Sgt, 51 OTU, Navigator.


* 18/07/13, Struhy, Mladá Boleslav.

† 09/03/45, Cambridge.

Killed when landing during a training flight in Mosquito HK227.

Grave ref: 15559.

A symbolic urn no 143, was returned to Prostějov 1945.

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RAŠKA František, 27, W/O, 51 OTU, Pilot.


* 05/10/17, Kopřivnice, Nový Jičín.

† 09/03/45, Cambridge.

Killed when landing during a training flight in Mosquito HK227.

Grave ref: 15560.

A symbolic urn was returned to Ostrava 1945.


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Location Information:

The cemetery is known locally as Newmarket Road Cemetery, and the site is open daily between 07.00 and 19.00 hours.

The cemetery is located on the north-east outskirts of the city and is close to the airport. It will be found at the junction of Newmarket Road (A1303) and Ditton Lane.

Visiting Information:

A Visitor Information Panel has recently been installed at Cambridge City Cemetery to provide information about the war casualties buried here. This is one of many panels being erected to help raise awareness of First and Second World War graves in the UK (Apr 2013).

Address: Cambridge City Cemetery, Newmarket Rd, Cambridge CB5 8PE.
GPS Location: 52°12’48.36″N 00°10’12.88″E
Map Location: View

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Suffolk

8. Bury St Edmunds – Bury St. Edmunds Cemetery

Historical Information:

TThe cemetery contains the graves of 47 casualties of the 1914-18 War and 32 of the 1939-45 War, RAF and Army in a dedicated CWGC section and also scattered around various locations in the cemetery. There are also 10 post WW2 military graves at this location. Amongst these 89 casualties is the grave of 1 Czechoslovak RAF airman and several Polish graves.

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MŽOUREK Alois, 29, F/O, No. 1 D.F,, Pilot.


* 12/04/15, Hospozín, Kladno.

† 16/10/44, Horley, Sussex.

Killed in a take-off incident at Gatwick, flying Mosquito NV531. Whilst taking-off the port engine failed causing the aircraft to veer to port and crash into the ground near Horley, killing the pilot.

Grave ref: Compt. 3. New Extn. Grave 79.

A symbolic urn was returned to Prague Olšany 1945.


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Location Information:

Address: Bury St. Edmunds cemetry, Kings Road, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3DT.
GPS Location: 52°14’29.02″N 00°41’51.03″E
Map Location: View

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9. Honington – All Saints Churchyard

Historical Information:

During the early months of the Second World War ground at the far end, north of the church, was set aside for service war graves and was used by the Royal Air Force Station at Honington. The majority of the 61 war burials now form a war graves plot in the north-western corner of the churchyard, with a separate line of war graves nearby.

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JANOUŠEK Jiří, 23, Sgt, 311 Sqn, Air Gunner.


* 26/04/17, Semily.

† 16/12/40, East Wretham.

Killed when Wellington T2577, KX-Q, crashed on take-off for a raid on Mannheim, Germany.

Grave ref: Row C. Grave 9.

A symbolic urn no 146, was returned to Prostějov 1945.

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KŘIVDA Jan, 27, Sgt, 311 Sqn, Pilot.


* 06/08/13, Uherský Brod, Uherské Hradiště.

† 16/12/40, East Wretham.

Killed when Wellington T2577, KX-Q, crashed on take-off for a raid on Mannheim, Germany.

Grave ref: Row C. Grave 10.

A symbolic urn no 144, was returned to Prostějov 1945.

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LANG Karel, 24, Sgt, 313 Sqn, Pilot.


* 21/08/16, Velká Chýška, Havlíčkův Brod.

† 17/10/40, Pipps Farm, Coddenham.

Killed in training flight accident.

Grave ref: Row C. Grave 7.

A symbolic urn no 125, was returned to Prostějov 1945.

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LIEBOLD Jindřich, 19, AC2, 311 Sqn, Interpreter.


* 06/10/21, Brno.

† 05/01/41, East Wretham.

Killed during air raid at East Wretham airfield.

Grave ref: Row C. Grave 11.

A symbolic urn no 135, was returned to Prostějov 1945.

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TOŠOVSKÝ Oldřich, 23, Sgt, 311 Sqn, Pilot.


* 10/07/17, Horní Jelení, Pardubice.

† 17/10/40, Pipps Farm, Coddenham.

Killed in Wellington L7786 during a training flight.

Grave ref: Sec. A. Grave 1349.

A symbolic urn was returned to Plzeň 1945.


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TOUL Jaromír, 24, Sgt, 311 Sqn, Air Gunner.


* 13/02/17, Chlum, Blansko.

† 16/12/40, East Wretham.

Killed in crash, in Wellington T2577, KX-Q, when taking-off for a raid on Mannheim, Germany.

Grave ref: Row C. Grave 8.

A symbolic urn no 36, was returned to Prostějov 1945.

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VEJRAŽKA Miloslav, 29, P/O, 311 Sqn, Wireless Operator.


* 15/11/10, Dražďany, Pelhřimov.

† 17/10/40, East Farm, West Willough.

On retuen from bombing mission to Bremen, Germany, died after parachuting from Wellington N2773, KX-X.

Grave ref: Row C. Grave 5.

A symbolic urn no 119, was returned to Prostějov 1945.

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Location Information:

Honington is a village in the west of Suffolk, 7 miles south-east of Thetford on the A1088 towards Ixworth. The churchyard is east of this main road on the way to Sapiston.

Address: All Saints Churchyard, Church Rd, Honington, Bury St. Edmunds, IP31 1RG.
GPS Location: 52°20’9.85″N 00°48’24.05″E
Map Location: View

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Norfolk

10. East Wretham – St. Ethelbert Churchyard

Historical Information:

In addition to the 12 Royal Air Force graves recorded in this register the churchyard contains the grave of an airman belonging to the Polish Air Force. There is also a memorial to a soldier buried in a closed churchyard on a War Office battle training ground, where military restrictions made maintenance difficult. The memorial, which is in the form of a headstone, names the original burial place and bears the quotation “Their glory shall not be blotted out.”

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BAMBUŠEK Jaroslav, 28, LAC, 311 Sqn, Fitter II E.


* 25/09/13, Nový Hrozenkov, Vsetín.

† 04/04/42, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

Killed in road accident.

Grave ref: 22/42.

A symbolic urn no 110, was returned to Prostějov 1945.

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BINDER František, 27, Sgt, 311 Sqn, Air Gunner.


* 22/10/14, Hojná Voda, České Budějovice.

† 04/03/42, East Wretham.

Was killed when rear-gunner in Wellington Z1147 returning from a raid on Emden, by a night-fighter.

Grave ref: 21.

A symbolic urn no 107, was returned to Prostějov 1945.

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DUŠEK František, 20, Sgt, 311 Sqn, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner.


* 15/08/20, Hostomice, Beroun.

† 25/05/41, Langham.

Killed in accident at start of training flight in Wellington N3010.

Grave ref: 586/21.

A symbolic urn no 126, was returned to Prostějov 1945.

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GRIMM Rudolf, 30, Sgt, 311 Sqn, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner.


* 08/04/11, Zábřeh nad Odrou, Ostrava.

† 06/04/42, Bryn-Uchaf, Llanbedr.

Killed when Wellington P9299, KX-A, crashed during a training flight.

Grave ref: Grave 27/42.

A symbolic urn was returned to Ostrava 1945.


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HOŘÍNEK Jindřich, 30, Sgt, 311 Sqn, Wireless Operator.


* 01/01/12, Kratochvilky, Brno.

† 06/04/42, Bryn-Uchaf, Llanbedr.

Killed when Wellington P9299, KX-A, crashed during a training flight.

Grave ref: Sec. A. Grave 1349.

A symbolic urn was returned to Ústí nad Labem 1945.


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KEDA Alois, 27, Sgt, 1429 COTF Sqn, Pilot.


* 13/02/15, Brno.

† 06/04/42, Bryn-Uchaf, Llanbedr.

Killed when Wellington P9299, KX-A, crashed during a training flight.

Grave ref: 28/42.

A symbolic urn no 130, was returned to Prostějov 1945.

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STANOVSKÝ Jan, 27, Sgt, 311 Sqn, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner.


* 20/12/14, Klimkovice, Nový Jičín.

† 06/04/42, Bryn-Uchaf, Llanbedr.

Killed when Wellington P9299, KX-A, crashed during a training flight.

Grave ref: Grave 26/42.

A symbolic urn was returned to Ostrava Hrabyně 1945.


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ŠTEFEK Jan, 27, P/O, 1429 COTF Sqn, Navigator.


* 25/02/15, Brno.

† 06/04/42, Bryn-Uchaf, Llanbedr.

Killed when Wellington P9299, KX-A, crashed during a training flight.

Grave ref: Grave 25/42.

A symbolic urn no 81, was returned to Prostějov 1945.


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STOČEK Milan Maxmilián, 22, Sgt, 311 Sqn, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner.


* 10/10/18, Prague.

† 25/05/41, Langham.

Killed in accident at start of training flight.

Grave ref: Grave 585/22..

A symbolic urn was returned to Prague Olšany 1945.


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ŠVIC Miloslav, 24, P/O, 311 Sqn, Pilot.


* 05/10/16, Lužec nad Vltavou, Mělník.

† 04/06/41, Langham,.

Killed when Wellington N3010, crashed 1 mile north-west of Langham on a training flight.

Grave ref: Grave 588/23.

A symbolic urn was returned to Hradec Králové 1945.


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VOKURKA Rudolf, 25, Sgt, 1429 COTF, Pilot.


* 24/02/17, Čekanice, Tábor.

† 06/04/42, Bryn-Uchaf, Llanbedr.

Killed when Wellington P9299, KX-A, crashed during a training flight.

Grave ref: Grave 23/42.

A symbolic urn no 124, was returned to Prostějov 1945.

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ZEINERT Stanislav, 25, Sgt, 311 Sqn, Pilot.


* 09/12/15, Neuměřice, Kladno.

† 26/05/41, Langham.

Killed when Wellington N3010, crashed 1 mile north-west of Langham on a training flight.

Grave ref: Grave 587/20.

A symbolic urn was returned to Prague Olšany 1945.


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Location Information:

Address: St. Ethelbert Churchyard, Dark Lane, Wretham, Norfolk IP24 1RJ.
GPS Location: 52°28’47.08″N 00°49’8.89″E
Map Location: View

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11. Scottow – All Saints Church

Historical Information:

During the early months of the 1939-1945 War, ground on the northern side of the burial ground was set aside by the Scottow Parish Council for burials from Coltishall R.A.F. Station, which is very close to it, and this is now the War Graves Plot. It was used only until September 1943, when growing shortage of space and the great expansion of the R.A.F. Station made it necessary for the new cemetery at North Walsham to be used.

After the war a Cross of Sacrifice was erected at the far end of the plot.

There are now nearly 60, 1939-1945 war casualties commemorated in this site. One of these is unidentified.

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BREJCHA Václav, 26, Sgt, 257 Sqn, Pilot.


* 13/04/15, Životice, Příbram.

† 19/06/41, North Sea, off Southwold, Suffolk.

Killed when flying between Farnborough and Coltishall in Tiger Moth Mk I N6825 which, for reasons unknown, crashed into the sea 400 metres north of Southwold. The body was recovered July 18, 1941 near Southwold.

Grave ref: Grave 247.

A symbolic urn was returned to České Budějovice 1945.


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GLAUDER František, 32, P/O, 68 Sqn, Pilot.


* 23/10/09, Přáslavice, Olomouc.

† 13/09/42, Coltishall.

Killed on training flight at Coltishall airfield, when flying over the airfield on a training exercise, he was dazzled by search-lights and lost orientation of Beaufighter Mk. I F, X 7703, WM-B and crashed near the airfield.

Grave ref: Grave 279.

A symbolic urn was returned to Ostrava 1945.


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HAAS Petr, 22, Sgt, 5 AOS, Navigator trainee.


* 03/05/20, Ostrava.

† 23/10/42, Wigtownshire.

Killed in night training flight in DG 387 ???.

Grave ref: Grave 286.

A symbolic urn was returned to Ostrava Hrabyně 1945.


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KOVANDA Jaroslav, 29, F/Sgt, 68 Sqn, Radar Operator.


* 22/01/13, Bohušovice nad Ohří, Litoměřice.

† 05/09/42, Frettenham, Coltishall.

Shortly after the start of a night patrol, in Beaufighter Mk 1F, WP-P, from Coltishall, when at a altitude of 300mtrs, the plane ignited, crashing in flames, and was burnt to death in crash.

Grave ref: Grave 280.

A symbolic urn no 149, was returned to Prostějov 1945.

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MENŠÍK Jozef Karel, 25, F/O, 68 Sqn, Pilot.


* 19/11/17, Skačany, Topoľčany.

† 22/04/43, Coltishall, Norfolk.

Killed in a night practice flight at Swanton Morley, 28 km West of Coltishall, from where it he had taken-off in aircraft V8567. The aircraft was seen to come out of clouds, go into a spiral and brake up. The incident remains unexplained, but was probably due to a technical malfunction. ??.

Grave ref: Grave 295.

A symbolic urn was returned to Slovakia 1945.


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RICHTER Karel Jiří, 39, W/O, 68 Sqn, Pilot.


* 17/10/02, Hlinsko.

† 05/09/42, Frettenham, Coltishall.

Shortly after the start of a night patrol, in Beaufighter Mk 1F, WP-P, from Coltishall, when at a altitude of 300mtrs, the plane ignited, crashing in flames, and was burnt to death in crash.

Grave ref: Grave 281.

A symbolic urn was returned to Hradec Králové 1945.


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SLÍVA Josef Rudolf, 31, F/O, 68 Sqn, Radar Operator.


* 16/02/12, Řepiště, Frýdek-Místek.

† 22/04/43, Coltishall, Norfolk.

Killed in a night practice flight at Swanton Morley, 28 km West of Coltishall, from where it he had taken-off in aircraft V8567. The aircraft was seen to come out of clouds, go into a spiral and brake up. The incident remains unexplained, but was probably due to a technical malfunction.

Grave ref: Grave 294..


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VAŠATA František, 31, Sgt, 68 Sqn, Navigator, Radar Operator.


* 11/07/11, Brandýs nad Labem, Prague.

† 13/09/42, Coltishall.

Killed on training flight at Coltishall airfield, when flying over the airfield on a training exercise, he was dazzled by search-lights and lost orientation of Beaufighter Mk. I F, X 7703, WM-B and crashed near the airfield.

Grave ref: Grave 288.

A symbolic urn was returned to Prague Olšany 1945.


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Location Information:

Address: All Saints’s Church, The Fairstead, Scottow. Norfolk, NR10 5AQ.
GPS Location: 52°45’56.95″N 01°22’20.00″E
Map Location: View

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Northamptonshire

12. Peterborough (Eastfield)

Historical Information:

The cemetery contains the graves of 13 casualties of the 1914-18 War and 57 of the 1939-45 War scattered around various sections. 32 of the latter served with the air forces of the Commonwealth.

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KOUKOL František, 25, Sgt, 311 Sqn, Pilot.


* 17/05/15, Vamberk, Rychnov nad Kněžnou.

† 01/10/40, Elton, Peterborough.

Killed in accident on a training flight in Wellington R9649.

Grave ref: Div. 4. Block 9. R.C. Joint grave 174.

A symbolic urn no 209, was returned to Prostějov 1945.

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SKUTIL Jaroslav, 30, P/O, 311 Sqn, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner.


* 24/05/10, Louny.

† 01/10/40, Elton, Peterborough.

Killed in accident on a training flight in Wellington R9649.

Grave ref: Div. 4. Block 9. R.C. Joint grave 165.

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

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SLOVÁK Josef, 28, P/O, 311 Sqn, Pilot.


* 12/09/12, Lomnice nad Popelkou, Semily.

† 01/10/40, Elton, Peterborough.

Killed in accident on a training flight in Wellington R9649.

Grave ref: Div. 4. Block 9. R.C. Joint grave 165.

A symbolic urn no 8, was returned to Prostějov 1945.

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VALOŠEK Oskar, 24, Sgt, 311 Sqn, Pilot.


* 22/07/16, Louky, Karviná.

† 01/10/40, Elton, Peterborough.

Killed in accident on a training flight in Wellington R9649.

Grave ref: Div. 4. Block 9. R.C. Joint grave 174.

A symbolic urn was returned to Ostrava Hrabyně 1945.


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Location Information:

Peterborough (Eastfield) Cemetery is in the Newark district of the city nearly two miles north of the city centre. The entrance is at the junction of Eastfield Road and Newark Avenue.

Address: Eastfield Cemetery, Eastfield Road, Eastfield, Peterborough, PE1 4RE.
GPS Location: 52°35’29.15″N 00°13’15.85″W
Map Location: View

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Lincolnshire

13. Sutton Bridge (St. Mathew Churchyard)

Historical Information:

Sutton Bridge was a Royal Air Force station during the Second World War and there was a prisoner-of-war camp at Spalding. Most of the Second World War burials are in a plot in the south-eastern corner, the rest are scattered in various parts of the churchyard.

Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard contains three Commonwealth burials of the First World War and 54 from the Second. There are also four war graves of other nationalities.

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KURKA Jan, 26, Sgt, 6 OTU, Pilot.


* 26/06/14, Písková Lhota, Nymburk.

† 30/09/40, Manholm, Northants.

Whilst on a training flight in Hurricane L1986, the aircraft had caught fire. He bailed-out but his parachute was opened too soon and its cords became caught-up with the blazing aircraft. The Hurricane crashed near Manholm, near Northampton..

Grave ref: Sec. O. Grave 55.

A symbolic urn was returned to České Budějovice 1945.


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PATLEJCH Matěj Tomáš, 24, P/O, 56 OTU, Pilot.


* 19/12/15, Lhůta, Klatovy.

† 01/11/40, Tydd St Mary, Lincs.

His Hurricane L1851 crashed near Tydd St Mary, near Kings Lynn, when returning from a high altitude training flight. The probable reason for the crash is that his oxygen breathing apparatus failed, causing him to loose consciousness.

Grave ref: Sec. P. Grave 48.


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SCHWARZ Jiří, 22, Sgt, 25 OTU, Pilot.


* 25/05/19, Plzeň.

† 22/09/41, Kings Lynn.

Killed in training flight accident.

Grave ref: Sec. R. Grave 39..

A symbolic urn no 173, was returned to Prostějov 1945.

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STIBOR Karel, 25, Sgt, 56 OTU, Pilot.


* 01/12/14, Měšetice, Benešov.

† 03/09/40, Kings Lynn, Norfolk.

Killed in Mid-air collision during a combat training flight.

Grave ref: Sec. N. Grave 62.

A symbolic urn no 210, was returned to Prostějov 1945.

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ŽEROVNICKÝ Jan, 28, P/O, 56 OTU, Pilot.


* 05/05/13, Hradec Králové.

† 07/01/42, Sutton Bridge, Lincs.

Whilst flying Hurricane V7469, in practise frontal attacks, with Sgt František Pokorný, the two Hurricanes came into contact. V7469 immediately dived into the ground killing Žeronický. Sgt Pokorný managed to land his Hurricane without injury..

Grave ref: Sec. Q. Grave 34.

A symbolic urn was returned to Prague 1945.


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Location Information:

Address: St Matthew Churchyard, Bridge Road, Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire, PE12 9SD.
GPS Location: 52°46’4.35″N 00°11’25.05″E
Map Location: View

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Suffolk

14. Lowestoft – Beccles Road Cemetery

Historical Information:

During the 1914-1918 War, Lowestoft was a trawler base with a Port Mine-sweeping Officer in command; and during the 1939-1945 War, was the central Depot for the Royal Naval Patrol Service, which was developed from the pre-war Royal Naval Reserve Trawler Section.,/p>

The cemetery was begun in 1885 and contains war graves of both world wars. The 1914-1918 burials are mainly in Plots 12, 13 and 14 on the western side. After the war, a Cross of Sacrifice was erected on an island site close to these plots, in honour of all the servicemen buried in the cemetery. Most of the 1939-1945 graves are in one or other of four War Graves Plots, three of which are in the western part of the cemetery and one to the east of the main entrance. The remainder are scattered in other parts of the cemetery.

There are 95 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war. There are 122 burials of the 1939-1945 war commemorated in this site. Of these 11 are unidentified seamen of the Merchant Navy. There are 11 German war burials here, 1 of which is an unidentified airman and 2 non-war service burials.

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HORKÝ František, 25, P/O, 311 Sqn, Wireless Operator / Air Gunner.


* 16/03/17, Hodov, Třebíč.

† 03/11/42, ???.

Committed suicide while the balance of his mind was disturbed due to personal problems.

Grave ref: Sec. 25. Grave 551.


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Location Information:

Address: Beccles Road Cemetery, Normanston Road, Lowestoft.
GPS Location: 52°28’51.15″N 01°44’5.35″E
Map Location: View

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




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One Response to Not Forgotten- East Anglia

  1. Michael Robert Hermann says:

    Congratulations to the person(s) who collated and posted this information.

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