26010 Wing Commander
John Woodburn Gillan, DFC and Bar, AFC.
Royal Air Force
29th August 19141, aged 34.
Plot 2. Row 2. Grave 41.
Son of the Revd. David Hedley Gillan, and of Helen Gillan (nee Drummond), of Edinburgh.
The inscription on his headstone reads: "His dauntless spirit is alive for evermore."
New pictures added to Bény-sur-Mer War Cemetery in Normandy courtesy of Johan Pauwels. The cemetery contains the graves of the three Westlake brothers who were killed between the 7th June 1944 and 11th June 1944. The cemetery, designed by P.D. Hepworth, contains 2,048 Second World War burials, the majority Canadian, and 19 of them unidentified.
New pictures of Utrecht (Soestbergen) General Cemetery in The Netherlands.
Pictures of Kloosterzande General Cemetery and Zaamslag General Cemetery in The Netherlands, courtesy of Werner Van Caneghem. Both cemeteries contain the graves of 1939-1945 Commonwealth servicemen.
Pictures of Ysselsteyn German War Cemetery in The Netherlands, courtesy of Johan Pauwels. Ysselsteyn German war cemetery at Timmermansweg 75 in Ysselsteyn covers about 28 hectare or 70 acres and contains the graves of 31,598 German war dead, most of whom who died in the Netherlands during World War II.
There are no Commonwealth war cemeteries in Norway, those who died there being buried in civil cemeteries and churchyards. There are 74 in total, mainly from World War Two. We have now nearly 40 on our World War One and World War Two sites and we would like to say a big thank you to Åge Jakobsen for providing them. All pictures are © to Åge. Aseral Churchyard contains the collective grave of ten Commonwealth airmen who were shot down on 22 December 1944.
14 more pictures added to Harderwijk General Cemetery in The Netherlands, courtesy of Werner Van Caneghem. There are 45 Commonwealth Servicemen buried here, 3, unidentified.
More pictures added to Dunkirk Memorial courtesy of Werner Van Caneghem. The Memorial commemorates more than 4,500 casualties of the British Expeditionary Force who died in the campaign of 1939-40 or who died in captivity who were captured during this campaign and who have no known grave.
More pictures added to Hotton War Cemetery including Roll of Honour pictures. The cemetery contains 666 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 21 of them unidentified.
Pictures added to Genk Communal Cemetery in Belgium, courtesy of André De Smet and Johan Pauwels. Genk Communal Cemetery contains the graves of eight airmen of the Second World War, all killed on the 22nd June 1944.