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Thomas Henry Mayne

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Thomas Henry Mayne

June 22, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/88558

Age:

22

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

57 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Born:

December 13, 1921
Toronto, Ontario

Enlistment:

May 12, 1942
Toronto, Ontario

Son of Wilson Liddell Mayne and Ida Mayne, of Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 381 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

5. E. 11.

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

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  • Photo of Thomas Mayne– This image of uncle Tommy was taken in Toronto before he left for his RAF posting to 57 Squadron, Bomber Command
  • Photo of Thomas Henry Mayne– This image of uncle Tommy is the last known photo of him while on leave in Belfast, Northern Ireland with his aunt Clair just prior to one of his final missions.
  • Paying respects– This image is of my grandparents, uncle Tommy's mom and dad, was taken at the Rheinburg War Cemetery taken in 1959 in front of Uncle Tommy's grave.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Thomas Henry Mayne is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Thomas Henry Mayne 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

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