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John Beswick Morritt

In memory of:

Flying Officer John Beswick Morritt

May 23, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/88110

Age:

22

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

626 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of George Herbert and Ethel Morritt, of Vancouver, British Columbia.

Commemorated on Page 399 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

12. C. 7.

Location:

The town of Nijmegen is 16 km south of Arnhem. JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY is 4 km south west of Nijmegen, 1 km south of the main Grave-Nijmegen road. Folowing the A73 exit at the junction Nijmegen Wijchen taking following directions to Nijmegen along the A32b entering Nijmegen on the Graafseweg. On reaching the Industrieterrein a Commission signpost directs visitors to turn left onto the Weg Door Jonkerbos. Shortly after appears a further signpost showing the left hand turning onto Oude Mollenhutseweg. The JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY is located on 150 metres after entering the Oude Mollenhutseweg on the right hand side of the road.

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– Flying Officer John Beswick Morritt is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flying Officer John Beswick Morritt is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of JOHN BESWICK MORRITT– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of JOHN BESWICK MORRITT– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Service Book– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy of Frans van Cappellen, Putten, The Netherlands
Lancaster NE118 was delivered to No.626 Sqdn 16May44 Lost on its first operation with a total of 4 recorded hours. Airborne 2237 22May44 from Wickenby on a mission over Dortmund. Crashed in Holland at Asten (Noord-Brabant), 10 km SE from the centre of Helmond. Those killed were buried at Venlo. They have been subsequently re-interred in the Jonkerbos War Cemetery. Canadian F/O Morritt as were RAF Sgts I.A.Pretswell and R.W.Richardson.  Canadian F/S R. H. Punter evaded, as did RAF F/S E. Grisdale. Two RAF members,  Sgt R.A.J.Sindall and Sgt R.J.Turtle, were taken PoW.
(Source:  //lostbombers.co.uk)

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