Hoogeveen (Hollandscheveld) General Cemetery

Historical Information (Source: CWGC)

The hamlet of Hollandscheveld lies 4 kilometres south-east of Hoogeveen. The cemetery is in the centre of a wood 700 metres east of the Protestant church and the graves are in the southern half, west of the main path.


Avro Lancaster III (ND704 F2-L) on a mission to Berlin on 25 March 1944, shot down by night fighter killing all 7 of the crew.

Friday, 24 March 1944, the aircraft of the 635 squadron (RAF), took off for a mission to Berlin in Germany at 18:47 from a station (airfield) in or near Downham Market, mission was planned for Saturday, 25 March 1944.

Pilot Officer DEVESON, EDWARD OLIVER - Service Number 415625

Died 25/03/1944 - Aged 28 - Royal Australian Air Force

Son of Alfred James Deveson and Emily Gertrude Victoria Deveson; husband of Eileen Jean Deveson, of East Fremantle, Western Australia.



1939 -DEVESON (nee Eileen Winstone). On September 27, at Hillcrest, North Fremantle, to Mr. and Mrs. E. Deveson, of 81 Fraser-street, East Fremantle-a daughter (Beverley Anne). Both well.


1943 Air Gunner Makes Good- Mentioned as having taken part in a heavy raid on Nuremburg on Tuesday night, 27-year-old Flight Sergeant Edward O. Deveson, of Fraser Street, East Fremantle, studied hard to become an air gunner. His wife revealed that her husband worked conscientiously for several months to qualify for air crew. He left the North Fremantle State school when in the ninth standard, went to work at Westralian Soaps Ltd., rising to the position of foreman before war broke out. Anxious to fly, he attended Fremantle Technical School four nights a week for six months while awaiting a call-up in the R.A.A.F. His wife said that even when he came home from school Deveson went on studying late into the night. He trained in W.A. and in the Eastern States, arriving in England last January. Flight-Sergeant Deveson will be 28 in October. His younger brother Roy, who was also employed by Westralian Soaps Ltd., has been reported prisoner-of-war in Malaya. Parents Mr and Mrs A. Deveson, reside in Oakover Street, East Fremantle.


1944 IN MEMORIAM. DEVESON, Edward Oliver (P/O, R.A.A.F., attached to R.A.F. Pathfinder Squadron. Reported killed in action over Germany March 25 1944, dearly loved and devoted husband of Eileen, darling Daddy of Beverley, 81 Fraser-street, East Fremantle. Parted lives, these words unfold a hidden store of silent pain... yet we must walk alone. Our hero.

Served with

  • United Kingdom (7)
  • Australian (1)
  • Canadian (1)

Served in

  • Air Force (9)