Bas-Oha Communal Cemetery  

History Information (Source: CWGC)

The British Expeditionary Force was involved in the later stages of the defence of Belgium following the German invasion in May 1940, and suffered many casualties in covering the withdrawal to Dunkirk. Commonwealth forces did not return until September 1944, but in the intervening years, many airmen were shot down or crashed in raids on strategic objectives in Belgium, or while returning from missions over Germany.

 

Bas-Oha Communal Cemetery contains the graves of seven airmen of the Second World War. The collective grave is marked by a private memorial, which was erected by a local association. The graves are located through the entrance and at the far left hand side.

 

Served with

  • Australian (4)
  • United Kingdom (3)

Served in

  • Air Force (7)

 

Flight Sergeant - Air Bomber CLUCAS PHILIP HAROLD 1520775

Sunday, August 13, 1944

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 50 Sqdn., United Kingdom

 

Flight Sergeant CURREY GEORGE DONALD 419033

Sunday, August 13, 1944 - Age 25

Royal Australian Air Force, Australian

 

Flying Officer HAYNES DOUGLAS LESLIE 422517

Sunday, August 13, 1944 - Age 22

Royal Australian Air Force, Australian

 

Sergeant - Navigator REMSBERY GEOFFREY CHARLES 1802332

Sunday, August 13, 1944 - Age 20

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 50 Sqdn., United Kingdom

 

Flight Sergeant SHORTAL JOHN LOURDES 430943

Sunday, August 13, 1944 - Age 20

Royal Australian Air Force, Australian

 

Flight Lieutenant - Flight Engineer TENNANT ERNEST INGHAM 158242

Sunday, August 13, 1944 - Age 37

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 50 Sqdn., United Kingdom

 

Flight Sergeant WARRINGTON WILLIAM IVON 437909

Sunday, August 13, 1944 - Age 20

Royal Australian Air Force, Australian