IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden

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

ADEGEM CANADIAN War Cemetery (Oost Vlaanderen Belgium)

Page 1 The Pictures

Page 2 List of Casualties

Simon Amable Pate KIA 27/10/1944
Simon was born in River Bourgeois, Cape Breton Canada on Dec.5 1913, the oldest son of Charles and Alexina LeBlanc Pate. He was enlisted in Sydney Nova Scotia on Feb.12 1943. After completing basic training he passed advanced training in rifle,LMG (land mine grenades), grenades 36&39 as well as mortar gun and smoke.
His campaign medals include the 1939-45 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal and the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal & Clasp.
For Don Pottie, River Bourgeois, Can.
Gnr Peter Jameson Craigen 08/10/1944 aged 23
Sgt Alfred Joseph Green 20/09/1940 aged 31
Alfred RAFVR, 2nd Pilot in Wellington IC T2463 of 75 Squadron which crashed on 19/09/1940 around 23 hours at a spot inside the present Oostende Airport perimeter.
Five crew were initially buried in the nearby churchyard at Leffinge, their collective grave (left photo) being transferred to Adegem in 1957.
P/O Michael Braun managed to bale out over Leffinge but was severely wounded by ground fire and died in Oostende Municipal hospital in the ensuing hours. He rests in Oostende New Communal cemetery.
For Michael Green, his son, here in his arms in 1939
Please Michael, if you read this, contact me.
P/O Michael Henry Grayson Rawlinson 16/05/1940 aged 22
The photos and the text about P/O Rawlinson are not free of copyright .
They are property of Mr D. Van den Broucke and can not be used for any usage.

The webmaster thanks Mr Van den Broucke for his permission to use them.
Cpl Gordon Boutilier 11/10/1944 aged 24
for his cousin John Cole (Nova Scotia)
Sgt Reginald Ernest Horne 19/09/1944 aged 30
Honoured on his family stone in Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham, Canada
Cpl Robert Wilson Ellenwood MM 14/09/1944 aged 42
Sgt William Henry Clendinning MM 14/09/1944 aged 35
Pte Hector Harry Vervaeke 12/09/1944 aged 31
Prior to his enlistment, he was employed by the Henry Slater Lumber Coy.
He left a wife, May (nee Walker) and a daughter, Helen.
Hector died of wounds received near the Leopold Canal and the Schipdonk Canal in Maldegem unfortunately by friendly fire of the R.A.F. (a targeting error).
for his relative Frank Mahieu (Belgium)
May, Helen and Hector in Hagersville where they lived.
Rfm Clifford Howard Baxter 12/10/1944 aged 28
He had previously been wounded on D-Day.
Left, Clifford's former grave visited in 1946.
His brother Pte Donald Baxter died on 06/08/1944 aged 24 and is buried in Beny-sur Mer Canadian War Cemetery.
for Shirley Stone

1 075 casualties

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