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Updated: 10 Jan 09

Scopwick Village Cemetary, or burial ground, containing the Scopwick CWGC plot, is situated in Vicarage Lane Scopwick.

There are a total of 50 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War and five German war graves. The graves form a plot in the top half of the burial ground. The Cross of Sacrifice in the corner of the plot was unveiled by the Air Member, Canadian Joint Staff on 1 June 1950.

The 37 Canadian airmen buried at Scopwick lost their lives while stationed at Digby. They include an American airmen who served with the RCAF, P/O J G Magee, whose poem 'High Flight' became widely known.

Removed Belgian hero.

There is a photo on the CWGC site.

Name

Rank

Sqn

Number

Svce

Date Of Death

Age

Grave/Memorial Location

BALDUFF, WILLIAM, W

Warrant Officer Class II ( Pilot )

416 Sqn

R/127491

RCAF

29/07/1943

26

Row 5. Grave 36.

BARBER, BERNARD HIGSON, B H

Warrant Officer Class II ( Pilot )

409 Sqn

R/101359

RCAF

31/12/1942

22

Row 4. Grave 27.

BARBOUR, JAMES DOUGLAS, J D

Flight Sergeant
( Pilot )

411 Sqn

R/105324

RCAF

13/12/1942

22

Row 4. Grave 34.

BARNWELL, JOHN SANDES, J S

Pilot Officer
( Pilot )

29 Sqn

33432

RAF

19/06/1940

20

Row 2. Grave 31.

BROOKS, HARRY, H

Flying Officer
( Pilot )

409 Sqn

J/15588

RCAF

31/12/1942

28

Row 4. Grave 31.

BROWN, GILBERT FREDERICK, G F

Pilot Officer
( Pilot )

411 Sqn

J/16416

RCAF

28/01/1943

23

Row 4. Grave 30.

COOPER-KEY, ASTON MAURICE, A M

Pilot Officer
( Pilot )

46 Sqn

40802

RAF

24/07/1940

21

Row 2. Grave 32.

DICKSON, JOHN WILLIAM, J W

Flight Sergeant
( Air Obs. )

409 Sqn

R/355A

RCAF

27/03/1942

33

Row 3. Grave

GIBSON, WILLIAM DERRY, W D

Flying Officer
( Pilot )

409 Sqn

J/6679

RCAF

19/09/1942

21

Row 4. Grave 38.

GOULD, GEORGE STANLEY, G S

Flight Sergeant
( Pilot )

412 Sqn

R/ 71707

RCAF

10/04/1942

Unknown

Row 4. Grave 39.

HAIGHT, BENJAMIN MERWIN, B M

Warrant Officer Class II ( Pilot )

410 Sqn

R/90510

RCAF

19/03/1943

26

Row 5. Grave 37.

HANBURY, BRUCE ALEXANDER, B A

Squadron Leader
( Pilot )

409 Sqn

C/1329

RCAF

27/03/1942

Unknown

Row 4. Grave 37.

HARE, HENRY, H

Warrant Officer Class I ( Nav. )

409 Sqn

R/78451

RCAF

31/12/1942

21

Row 5. Grave 40.

HENDERSON, CHARLES PAUL, C P

Flight Lieutenant
( Pilot )

401 Sqn

C/1173

RCAF

25/03/1941

21

Row 2. Grave 37.

HUGHES, WILLIAM ROBERT, W R

Pilot Officer
( Pilot )

412 Sqn

J/5483

RCAF

31/08/1941

25

Row 3. Grave 37.

HUTTON, CHARLES FORTUNE, C F

Leading Aircraftman

49 Sqn

R/129339

RCAF

19/12/1942

29

Row 4. Grave 33.

HYDE, GEORGE GORDON, G G

Flight Lieutenant
( Pilot )

402 Sqn

C/948

RCAF

17/05/1941

27

Row 2. Grave 39.

KIDD, WILLIAM FRANKLIN, W F

Aircraftman 1st Class

401 Sqn

R/63958

RCAF

03/07/1941

21

Row 3. Grave 40.

KIRTON, HARRY JAMES, H J

Flying Officer
( Nav. )

409 Sqn

J/20247

RCAF

13/01/1944

Unknown

Row 5. Grave 33.

LAWTON, ALAN BLANCHARD, A B

Pilot Officer

??

42237

RAF

19/06/1940

20

Row 2. Grave 29.

LEWIS, EDWARD JOHN, E J

Leading Aircraftman

401 Sqn

R/53031

RCAF

07/06/1941

25

Row 2. Grave 40.

LITTLEWOOD, PETER RONALD BENJAMIN, P R B

Flying Officer
( Nav. )

410 Sqn

126814

RAFVR

30/07/1943

22

Row 5. Grave 35.

MAGEE, JOHN GILLESPIE, J G

Pilot Officer
( Pilot )

412 Sqn

J/5823

RCAF

11/12/1941

19

Row 3. Grave 33.

MARKHAM, KENNETH EDGECOMBE, K E

Sergeant ( Pilot )

46 Sqn

748782

RAFVR

13/01/1941

24

Row 2. Grave 34.

McMILLAN, JOHN ALEXANDER, J A

Warrant Officer Class II
( Pilot )

411 Sqn

R/100424

RCAF

21/01/1943

22

Row 4. Grave 28.

MILBURN, OSWALD SIDWELL, O S

Sergeant
( Obs./W.Op. )

410 Sqn

1324316

RAFVR

19/03/1943

33

Row 5. Grave 39.

MORGAN-GRAY, HUGH, H

Flying Officer
( Pilot )

46 Sqn

40556

RAF

22/02/1941

22

Row 2. Grave 36.

MORRIS, ARTHUR JOHN, A J

Flying Officer
( Pilot )

402 Sqn

J/10949

RCAF

21/03/1944

25

Row 5. Grave 32.

MOSLEY, WILLIAM BERTRAM, W B

Flying Officer
( Air Obs. )

409 Sqn

J/15368

RCAF

31/12/1942

21

Row 4. Grave 29.

MURCHIE, ROBERT MCCONNELL, R M

Pilot Officer
( Pilot )

409 Sqn

J/5132

RCAF

28/02/1942

20

Row 3. Grave 30.

MURRAY, ALEXANDER IAN, A I

Flight Sergeant
( Pilot )

409 Sqn

R/69654

RCAF

19/01/1942

Unknown

Row 3. Grave 31.

MURRAY, ELBERT ALONZO, E A

Flight Lieutenant
( Flying Instr. )

410 Sqn

J/5142

RCAF

30/07/1943

22

Row 5. Grave 34.

MURRAY, ROBERT MATHESON, R M

Sergeant
( Pilot )

411 Sqn

R/ 68488

RCAF

29/07/1941

Unknown

Row 3. Grave 39.

OWEN, JAMES ERNEST, J E

Leading Aircraftman

402 Sqn

R/54870

RCAF

14/04/1941

20

Row 2. Grave 38.

PAYNE, HOWARD VICTOR, H V

Sergeant
( Pilot )

92 Sqn

R/83868

RCAF

09/01/1942

23

Row 3. Grave 32.

PENDLETON, HERBERT, H

Sergeant
( Obs./W.Op. )

409 Sqn

1398882

RAFVR

05/12/1942

41

Row 4. Grave 32.

PETERSEN, NORMAN BREDSGAARD, N B

Wing Commander ( Pilot )

409 Sqn

C/170

RCAF

02/09/1941

28

Row 3. Grave 36.

REYNOLDS, JOSEPH BENEDICT, J B

Flight Lieutenant
( Pilot )

1 Sqn

C/932

RCAF

18/02/1941

27

Row 2. Grave 35.

RITCHIE, NORMAN ALLAN, N A

Sergeant
( Pilot )

??

R/76589

RCAF

22/11/1941

23

Row 3. Grave 34.

SCOTT, WALTER THOMSON, W T

Flying Officer
( Pilot )

46 Sqn

37832

RAF

06/03/1940

27

Row 2. Grave 28.

SISMAN, PETER, P

Pilot Officer
( Pilot )

29 Sqn

42536

RAF

01/07/1940

19

Row 2. Grave 30.

SMITH, HUNTER GEORGE WILBERFORCE, H G W

Pilot Officer

??

402678

RAAF

10/12/1942

28

Row 4. Grave 35.

SMITH, RAYMOND GEORGE, R G

Sergeant
( Pilot )

142 Sqn

R/68180

RCAF

02/08/1941

Unknown

Row 3. Grave 38.

ST. HILAIRE, RENE JOSEPH AUGUSTE GERARD, R J A G

Aircraftman 1st Class

409 Sqn

R/104575

RCAF

05/03/1942

23

Row 3. Grave 28.

STANLEY, DOUGLAS OWEN, D O

Sergeant
( Pilot )

151 Sqn

39944

RNZAF

27/10/1940

24

Row 2. Grave 33.

SWEET, PHILIP MARCUS, P M

Pilot Officer
( Pilot )

409 Sqn

J/6191

RCAF

27/03/1942

21

Row 4. Grave 40.

WALKER, PERCY DON, P D

Flight Lieutenant
( Pilot )

23 Sqn

36115

RAF

29/11/1939

Unknown

Row 2. Grave 27.

WARNER, KENNETH EARLE, K E

Flying Officer
( Pilot )

409 Sqn

J/10238

RCAF

05/12/1942

26

Row 4. Grave 36.

WATSON, FREDERICK STANLEY, F S

Flight Lieutenant
( Pilot )

409 Sqn

C/1372

RCAF

11/10/1941

Unknown

Row 3. Grave 35.

WATT, NORMAN ALEXANDER, N A

Flying Officer
( Pilot )

416 Sqn

J/9174

RCAF

01/07/1943

21

Row 5. Grave 38.

 

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