Commonwealth War Graves General Cemetery Tolkamer

The Tolkamer General Cemetery is a small enclosure used for bodies washed ashore in the vicinity.

Here are the graves of seven Commonwealth airmen, No. 640 Squadron RAF who were killed on 17-06-1944.
These are the graves of:

Sergeant (W.O.p./Air Gnr.) Leslie Eric Basford,1223167, age 23
Sergeant (Air Gnr.) Kenneth Digby Blyth, 1895914, age 34
Flying Officer (Pilot) Douglas Cameron Newlands, J/26595, age 21, RCAF
Flying Officer (Air Bomber) John William Collyer, J/23976, age 31
Sergeant (Flt.Engr.) David Henry Hooper,1836153, age 19
Flying Officer (Air Gnr.) John William Summers, 156999, age 38
Flight Lieutenant (Nav.) Benjamin Reginald Robinson,132863, age 30, Awards DFC.

At the other side of these seven graves is a grave of an unknown soldier from Canada.

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  • Text: Fedor de Vries & Anneke Moerenhout
  • Photos: Anneke Moerenhout (1,2,3,4) Fedor de Vries (5)