Lost Graves

It is known that on some locations graves were swept away by the Sea. They were not necessary graves on men who were killed when their plane crashed or ship sunk in Dutch waters, they were also killed at Dunkirk or on other locations, but their bodies washed up and where buried at the Dutch coast.

 

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Boschplaat-Rottumerplaat,Waddenzee.

11-06-1940: Remains brough over from Boschplaat to Schiermonnikoog Cemetery.

31-07-1940: 12 bodies washed up and buried.

01-08-1940: 3 bodies washed up and buried.

Name: Rian, William

51 Granby Street, Bethal Green, London.

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KIA Information: Known to have been buried by the Germans at Boschplaat, Rottumerplaat, (Waddenzee), but grave lost through the sea. Name not known on CWGC site.

 


Name: Wright, Robert Henry William

129 Washington Road, Worcester Park

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KIA Information: Known to have been buried by the Germans at Boschplaat, Rottumerplaat, (Waddenzee), but grave lost through the sea. Name not known on CWGC site


Name: Watson, James Thomas

Rank:Seaman

Age.25

No.LT/JX 177629

Unit:H.M.Trawler Service

Royal Naval Patrol Service

Missing since:14-06-1940

Next of Kin:Son of Herbert Edward and Ivy Bertha Watson; husband of Hetty Watson, of Grimsby, Lincolnshire.

 Panel: Lowestoft Memorial Panel 3 Column 1

 HMT Myrtle (T91) was hoisting a magenetic mine aboard from their sweep in the Thames Estuary on the 14th June 1940 when it exploded killing all of the crew and sinking the vessel.

 

KIA Information: Known to have been buried by the Germans at Boschplaat, Rottumerplaat, (Waddenzee), but grave lost through the sea. Name not known on CWGC site


Name: Pink, George Frederick

Rank:Driver

Age.20

No.T/138862

Unit:Royal Army Service Corps

Missing since:29-05-1940

Next of Kin:East Ham, London.

 Panel: Dunkirk Memorial Column 138.

 

KIA Information: Known to have been buried by the Germans at Boschplaat, Rottumerplaat, (Waddenzee), but grave lost through the sea. Name not known on CWGC site