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Cemetery Details

Location Harenberger Meile, Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany
Co‑ordinates N52.377065, E9.65516

Many of the graves in Hanover War Cemetery were brought in from prisoner of war camp cemeteries, small German cemeteries and from isolated positions in the surrounding country.  It includes many aircrew recovered from crashed aircraft. 

The cemetery contains 2,407 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 62 of them unidentified.  It was designed by P.D. Hepworth.

Hanover War Cemetery adjoins Hanover Military Cemetery, a substantial post war military cemetery of more than 3,000 burials.



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HOLMES, John Cecil

Service number 405792
Squadron Leader
Born 2 Sep 1921

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MAGILL, John Matthew

Service number VX30814
2nd/7th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 3 Dec 1908

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HAWTHORN, Richard Thurston

Service number 431448
Flight Sergeant
No. 463 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 19 May 1925

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YELL, Robert Spencer

Service number 413471
Flying Officer
No. 12 Squadron (RAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 10 Dec 1919

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THOMAS, Gwynne

Service number 434484
Flying Officer
No. 463 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 23 Jun 1924

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COLLIER, Albert Thomas Stanley

Service number 414446
Pilot Officer
No. 550 Squadron (RAF)
Royal Air Force
Born 26 Nov 1922

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MCGLADRIGAN, Neil Francis Dallaway

Service number 426895
Flight Lieutenant
No. 57 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 8 Dec 1922

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BALFOUR, Donald Campbell

Service number 416402
Pilot Officer
Born 4 Oct 1922

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