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Cyril Vincent Galavan

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Cyril Vincent Galavan

September 29, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

J/18832

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

166 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Husband of Eileen M. Galavan, of Red Deer, Alberta.

Commemorated on Page 161 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY
Germany

Grave Reference:

Joint grave 3. G. 1-2.

Location:

The REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY is located 5 km south west of Kleve. From Kleve the cemetery is located, using the Hoffmannallee from the Town Centre, which becomes the Materbornerallee. This road enters Reichswald Forest and becomes the Grunewaldstrasse. Follow direction Gennep, entering Reichswald Forest the cemetery is situated 500 metres on the left. Alternatively from the motorway 57, take exit Kleve/Goch, which leads onto the 9 N road in the direction towards Kleve. After 3 km turn left on to the 504 direction Kranenburg. Reichswald cemetery is clearly signposted on the 504 at cross roads Grunewald. REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY is situated on the Grunewald Strasse direction Kleve on the right, 3 km from cross roads Grunewald.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Cyril Vincent Galavan is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Cyril Vincent Galavan is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of Cyril Vincent Galavan– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– The Red Deer Advocate 13 Oct 43
P/O Galavan was Air Gunner and the only Canadian serving on Lancaster ED 904 with 166 (RAF) Sqdn. 
Airborne 1822 29 Sep 43 from RAF Kirmington. Crashed near Dortmund on an operation to Bochum.  They were re-interred in the Reichswald Forest War cemetery.  The RAF members were: W/O B. B. Davidson; Sgt L.English; Sgt H.N.Jones; Sgt L.F.Comer; Sgt L.G.E.Gee; Sgt J.W.Cummings. 
[Story of crash from www.lostbombers.co.uk]

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