Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Donald Stewart Brillinger

In memory of:

Warrant Officer Class I Donald Stewart Brillinger

April 23, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:
R/133764
Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

429 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 258 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY , Germany

Grave Reference:

7. E. 17.

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 – Warrant Officer Class I Donald Stewart Brillinger is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – Warrant Officer Class I Donald Stewart Brillinger is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Grave Markers – Headstones of Sgt E. A. Goss and WO1 D. S. Brillinger, crew members with W. R. Adlard in Halifax III LV963, AL-V, buried in Reichswald Forest Cemetery.
  • Photo of Donald Stewart Brillinger – Donald Stewart Brillinger in uniform
  • Photo of Donald Stewart Brillinger – A portrait of Donald Stewart Brillinger, photographed Sept. 18, 1939
  • Grave Marker
  • Photo of Donald Stewart Brillinger – An undated photograph of Donald Stewart Brillinger
  • Operational Wings Award – Digital image of Donald Stewart Brillinger's posthumous Operational Wings award

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