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Frederick William Sargeant

In memory of:

Corporal Frederick William Sargeant

September 24, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

R/212995

Age:

37

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information


Son of Herbert and Phoebe Sargeant; husband of Anne Josephine Sargeant, of Toronto, Ontario.

Personal Inscription on gravemarker:

IN THE MORNING AND AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN WE WILL REMEMBER THEE

Commemorated on Page 436 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Coll. grave 20. A. 1-9.

Location:

Rheinberg is 24 kilometres north of Krefeld and 13 kilometres south of Wesel, in the locality of Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal. The cemetery is 3 kilometres south of the centre of the town of Rheinberg on the road to Kamp Lintfort. From the motorway 57, turn off at Rheinberg and at the T junction follow the 510 in the direction Kamp Lintfort. The cemetery is a short way along this road on the right.

The site of Rheinberg War Cemetery was chosen in April 1946 by the Army Graves Service for the assembly of Commonwealth graves recovered from numerous German cemeteries in the area. The majority of those now buried in the cemetery were airmen, whose graves were brought in from Dusseldorf, Krefeld, Munchen-Gladbach, Essen, Aachen and Dortmund; 450 graves were from Cologne alone. The men of the other fighting services buried here mostly lost their lives during the battle of the Rhineland, or in the advance from the Rhine to the Elbe.

There are now 3,326 Commonwealth servicemen of the Second World War buried or commemorated at Rheinberg War Cemetery. 156 of the burials are unidentified. There are also nine war graves of other nationalities, most of them Polish.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Photo of Frederick William Sargeant– Corporal Frederick William Sargeant RCAF (April 1944).

Killed on 24th September 1944 in a Douglas C-47A-25-DK Dakota C.3, Registration KG653 enroute from Pershore RAF Station, United Kingdom to Cagliari-Elmas Airport, Italy.

There is some evidence to suggest that this aircraft was shot down by Julius Meimberg of Luftwaffe Group Stab II./JG53 over Neuleiningen (Germany).
  • Photo of FREDERICK WILLIAM SARGEANT– From the research work done by Margaret Rose Gaunt and submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Document– From the research work done by Margaret Rose Gaunt and submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Biography– From the research work done by Margaret Rose Gaunt and submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Cemetery– Entrance - Rheinberg War Cemetery - May 2015
Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery– Cross of Sacrifice - Rheinberg War Cemetery - May 2015
Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery– Rheinberg War Cemetery - May 2015
Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Grave Marker– Grave marker - Rheinberg War Cemetery - May 2015
Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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