Burial locations for members and former members of 591 (Antrim) Parachute Sqdn,
casualties of the 2nd World War and their memorials.

There will be other men who, having served in the 591 Antrim Parachute Squadron, transferred out to other units,
and lost their lives in the war. Their head stones and memorials will be registered on the CWGC website with their last rank and posting.
Please inform us if you have information about the identity and location of headstones and memorials for any men who had previously served with the 591 (Antrim) Parachute Squadron, that are not yet on this list.
              We would like to know which UK war memorials, monuments, stained glass windows and plaques, any of them are named on too. Please email  
para-591 at hotmail.com

Click on the Poppy  next to a surname, to go to that person's data page.

Belgium
Marloie Communal Cemetery,  near Marche en Famenne (killed by land mine) 

 The only CWGC grave.


L/Cpl Kenneth William

  LEA on 9 Jan 1945  
Hotton War Cemetery, near Marche en Famenne (killed  by land mine)

(XII.A.3)
plot 12, row A, grave 3


Lt Gordon Stafford

 WADE on 17 Jan 1945  

France
BAYEUX Memorial, Calvados
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Bayeaux War Cemetery (jumped  from Sterling aircraft with parachute on fire) 

( XXVIII.H.21)
plot 28, row H, grave 21


Spr Albert Edward

 AUSTIN on 6 Jun 1944  
Bayeaux Memorial (missing  in Merville Battery Assault)

(panel 12 on column 1)
(no known grave)


Driver/Spr Arthur S

 HANDLEY on 6 or 7 Jun 1944
Bayeaux Memorial (killed  in action, witnessed by colleagues but body not seen since)

(panel 12 on column 1)
(no known grave)


Spr Patrick

 COYLE on 11 Jun 1944  
DUNKERQUE, Nord
Dunkirk Town Cemetery,Memorial (killed while serving with the Royal Artillery)

(panel 7)
(no known grave)


Lt Robert Norman Cecil

 SCOTT on 27 May 1940
GRANGUES, Par Dives-Sur-Mer, Calvados
L'église de Notre Dame et de Saint Roch

(memorial in church yard)

includes those from the 591 Antrim Parachute Squadron, 6 executed and 3 killed in Sterling crash at Grangues.

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RANVILLE War Cemetery, Calvados
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Ranville (killed in shelling) 

( IA.A.17)
 plot 1A, row A, grave 17


L/Cpl Francis Thomas

 WHALE on 9 Jun 1944   
Ranville (killed  in shelling)

( IA.A.21)
plot 1A, row A, grave 21


Spr Lionel James William

 HART on 9 Jun 1944  
Ranville (killed  in shelling)

( IA.E.14)
plot 1A, row E, grave 14 


Spr George Ephraim

 KERRY on 10 Jun 1044  
Ranville (killed  in shelling)

( IA.E.22)
plot 1A, row E, grave 22


Driver/Spr George Israel

 PALIN on 10 Jun 1944  
Ranville (killed  by S mine, while retrieving kit from a mine field)

( IIA.G.II)
plot 2A, row E, grave 11


Lt George

 WHARTON on 17 Jun 1944  
Ranville (executed  as POW at Château de Grangues)

( IIIA.C.2)
plot 3A, row C, grave 2


Spr Frank

 WOLFE on 6 Jun 1944  
Ranville (killed  in crash of Stirling at Château de Grangues)

( IIIA.D.2)
plot 3A, row D, grave 2


Spr Thomas Andrew

 FRASER on 6 Jun 1944  
Ranville (executed  as POW at Château de Grangues)

( IIIA.E.2)
plot 3A, row E, grave 2


Spr David Henry

 WHEELER on 6 Jun 1944  
Ranville (executed  as POW at Château de Grangues)

( IIIA.F.2)
plot 3A, row F, grave 2


Cpl William Alexander

 KELLY on 6 June 1944   
Ranville (killed in action)

( IVA.C.14)
plot 4A, row C, grave 14


Lt Patrick Rerick Howard

 McCRIRICK on 21 Aug 1944  
Ranville (executed  as POW at Château de Grangues)

( IVA.C.20)
plot 4A, row C, grave 20


Driver/Spr George

 THOMSON on 6 Jun 1944  
Ranville (executed  as POW at Château de Grangues)

(IVA.D.20)
plot 4A, row D, grave 20


Spr Kenneth William

 BRANSTON on 6 Jun 1944  
Ranville (killed by exploding mine)

(IVA.O.15)
plot 4A, row O,grave 15


Lt Leslie Protheroe

 SHAND on 24 Jul 1944  
Ranville (died  from wounds received in crash of a Stirling plane at Château de Grangues)

(VA.D.2)
plot 5A, row D, grave 2


L/Cpl John

 REARDON-PARKER 7 Jun '44  
Ranville (killed  in crash of Stirling at Château de Grangues)

[5A]VA, row D 3-8)
communal grave


Spr John Joseph

 EVANS on 6 Jun 1944  
Ranville (killed  in crash of Stirling at Château de Grangues)

[5A]VA, row D 3-8)
communal grave


Spr John

 YOUELL on 6 Jun 1944  

Germany
Munster / Osnabruck (near Telgte)
Munster Heath War Cemetery (died  in Holland near Ommen -having transferred to 503 Field Company RE)

(4.F.12)
plot 4. row F, grave 12


Capt Gordon Findlay

 DAVIDSON on 3 Dec 1945  
Reichswald Forest Cemetery, Kleve
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Reichswald Forest
(previously  interred near Hamminkeln, killed by shelling in copse at Squadron rendezvous) 

(XXXII.E.7)
plot 32, row E, grave 7


Spr William

 HOBSON 24 Mar 1945  
Reichswald Forest (Glider No.4) 

(XXXV.E.11)
plot 35, row E, grave 11


Cpl John

 EATON on 24 Mar 1945  
Reichswald Forest (Glider No.1: landed near 88mm anti aircraft gun which peppered the glider killing all but one.) 

(XXXVIII.D.4)
plot 38, row D, grave 4


Spr Douglas George

 JOB on 24 Mar 1945  
Reichswald Forest (Glider No.1: landed near 88mm anti aircraft gun which peppered the glider killing all but one.) 

(XXXVIII.E.7)
plot 38, row E,grave 7


Capt Frank Gascoygne

 HARBORD on 24 Mar 1945  
Reichswald Forest (previously  interred Hamminkeln; Glider No.1: landed near 88mm anti aircraft gun which peppered the glider killing all but one.) 

(XXXVIII.E.8)
plot 38, row E, grave 8


Spr Ernest Baker

 FIELD on 24 Mar 1945  
Reichswald Forest (Glider No.6, landed then hit by shelling and small arms fire; only two survivors reported at the time) 

(XXXIX.B.10)
plot 39, row B, grave 10


Spr Joseph

 McMANUS on 24 Mar 1945  
Reichswald Forest

(XXXIX.B.11)
plot 39, row B, grave 11


Spr Frank

 SPARROW on 24 Mar 1945   
Reichswald Forest

(XXXIX.B.8)
plot 39, row B grave 8


Spr Sidney

 KEYWORTH on 24 Mar 1945   
Reichswald Forest (Glider No.3: hit in the air, crashed and no survivors.) 

(XXXIX.B.9)
plot 39, row B, grave 9


Cpl Thomas Leonard

 ROGERS on 24 Mar 1945  
Reichswald Forest(Glider No.6, landed then hit by shelling and small arms fire; only two survivors reported at the time) 

(XXXIX.C.1)
plot 39, row C, grave 1


Spr John

 STOBIE on 24 Mar 1945   
Reichswald Forest

(XXXIX.C.10)
plot 39, row C grave 10


Spr Samuel Joseph

 PARRACK on 24 Mar 1945   
Reichswald Forest (Glider No.3 or 4.) 

(XXXIX.C.11)
plot 39, row C, grave 11


Driver/Spr Laurence Arthur

 STEEL on 24 Mar 1945   
Reichswald Forest (Glider No.3: hit in the air, crashed and no survivors.) 

(XXXIX.D.1)
plot 39, row D, grave 1


Lt Kenneth Alan

 De WATTEVILLE  24 Mar1945 
Reichswald Forest

(XL.B.1)
plot 40, row B, grave 1


Spr Francis Joseph

 McHUGH on 24 Mar 1945  
Reichswald Forest

(XL.B.2)
plot 40, row B, grave 2


Spr Robert Arthur

 BEAN on 24 Mar 1945  
Reichswald Forest

(XL.B.3)
plot 40, row B, grave 3


Spr Paul Thomas

 DOBSON on 24 Mar 1945  
Reichswald Forest (Glider No.3 or 4.) 

(XL.E.2)
plot 40, row E grave 2


Driver/Spr Sidney Ernest

 DAVISON on 24 Mar 1945  

Italy
Catania, Sicily War Cemetery  
(having transferred to the 295 Field Company RE)

(2.B.5)
plot 2, row B, grave 5


Spr Thomas James

 STOTHART on 4 Oct 1943  

Netherlands
Milsbeek War Cemetery  
(killed in land mine explosion)

(I.G.11)
plot 1, row G, grave 11


Official War Artist  Capt Albert

 RICHARDS on 5 May 1945  

Palestine 
currently Ramla, Israel
Ramleh War Cemetery (killed  in land mine explosion - having transferred to 3 Parachute Sqdn)

(9.C.5)
plot 9, row C, grave 5


Lt Stanley

 ADAMSON on 18 Nov 1946  

United Kingdom
Lodge Hill Cemetery, Birmingham 

(22C.19199)
plot 22C, grave 19199


L/Cpl Albert William

 PARKER on 16 Feb 1942  
Hull Northern Cemetery

plot 232, grave 52


L/Sjt Edward

 GLEDHILL on 4 May 1942  
Willesden New Cemetery, London  (died from injuries received in motorcycle accident while in a military convoy)

( E.2432)
plot E, grave 2432


Driver/Spr Frederick Harry

  KENT on 5 Jun 1943   
Tidworth Military Cemetery
(killed in a military accident in Wiltshire)

( F.90)
plot F,grave 90


Driver/Spr Herbert Ernest Michael

 HOOPER/ HOLDER 10 May44

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