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Commentaren: 11
  • #11

    Philip Reinders (donderdag, 22 augustus 2019 15:21)

    Hello David

    Please contact me at

  • #10

    David Emson (donderdag, 22 augustus 2019 11:18)

    My Father was John Stanley Butten . I see you have posted a picture of him on this website.It's the first image of him have have seen thank you. If there is any more information you can sent me I would be grateful

  • #9

    Ph Reinders (maandag, 29 juli 2019 16:37)

    David John Emson, hope you have a good time at September, the location on which your Dad and his comrades were run into the ambush, has altered little.

  • #8

    David John Emson (maandag, 29 juli 2019 16:05)

    Lost my father sometime between sept 18th and the 25th. His name was John Stanley Butten of platoon 1 of the 250 Light Composite Company RASC. He was part of the second drop on the 18th sept. He was reported missing in action but has no known grave, Am coming to this years (2019) ceremony in Arnhem, after 75 years it's time I came.

  • #7

    Anthony Denton (zaterdag, 09 maart 2019 22:41)

    Hello Philip
    I have placed a message to you in your 'contact' folder.
    I look forward to your response.

  • #6

    Ph Reinders (zaterdag, 09 maart 2019 10:49)

    Dear Anthony, please contact me at the email adress at "contact

  • #5

    Anthony W Denton (zaterdag, 09 maart 2019 09:55)

    My father-in-law is John Names McNee, 4th Lincolns. Killed in action at Groenewoud, nr Driel on 6 March 1945 with his comrade J I Hyde. You refer to them as being possibly identified a burial in 1948 in Oosterbeek Cemetery after being "found at the farm". Any information about this would be appreciated. I can supply my email.
    Also, did you report it to the MoD in2007?

  • #4

    Peter Beasley (donderdag, 27 september 2018 09:31)

    Great site, very interesting, keep up the good work

  • #3

    Philip Reinders (maandag, 21 mei 2018 08:59)

    Your Welcome Mark.

  • #2

    Mark Crossley (woensdag, 28 februari 2018 21:45)

    Firstly, thank you for providing some information on my Grandad, William T Crossley, who was on board Dakota KG370. I visited the cemetery yesterday and it was incredibly emotional. I also visited the crash site but was unable to distinguish the exact location. I was a little disappointed his name was not in the register at the cemetery, despite the suggestion he is believed GK be in grave 22.c.20. I intend to visit again in an effort to find out more about the crash site and those on board. I would be very grateful for any further information you could provide. I would also be grateful if it were possible for his name to be included in the register. My email address is if either of these are possible. Thank you very much, Mark Crossley

  • #1

    Philip Reinders (donderdag, 25 januari 2018 07:37)

    A nice and good response from the CWGC after a mail from me last November:
    Today I went to visit the above cemetery, and photographed the following grave, however I cannot trace this grave in the CWGC records, the grave on Plot 69, Row C, Collective Grave 14, I can find in your records and that holds an early date of 1 and 16 June 1943, see attached, would there be a mix up that there are two graves with the same date and the other might be an empty grave?

    Dear Mr. Reinders

    First and foremost, I would like to apologize for this late reply, but it has taken a long time to investigate this matter.

    After an on-the-spot inspection and further research in our archive, we were able to establish that in 1973 the gravestone for 'Sgt C Green' and 'An Airman of the 1939-1945 War' was erected in the wrong place. This tombstone had to replace those of the 2 unknown Sgts, which are to the right of the headstone for Flt / Lt Eldrdige and F / O Wahl. This will now be corrected and we will have this done by our people. I do not know exactly when this will happen but this will be scheduled during a next working visit to the Netherlands.

    Thanks for letting us know.