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Robert Francis Galbraith

In memory of:

Flight Lieutenant Robert Francis Galbraith

April 5, 1945

Military Service

Service Number:





Air Force


Royal Canadian Air Force


American Air Medal. R.C.A.F. 181 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information

Son of Robert John and Francess Irene Galbraith, of Shelburne, Ontario, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 516 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

7. C. 20.


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.

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  • Photo of Robert Galbraith– LAC.  Ottawa
  • Photo of Robert Galbraith– LAC.  Ottawa
  • Circumstances of Galbraith's crash– LAC, Ottawa.
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star June 1942. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star September 1943. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me

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