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John Beverley Pleasence

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant John Beverley Pleasence

July 22, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

R/67907

Age:

20

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

408 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Born:

August 17, 1921
Chatham, Ontario

Enlistment:

October 25, 1940
Windsor, Ontario

Son of Harry Beverley Pleasence and Betty Pleasence, of Chatham, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 107 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

HARLINGEN GENERAL CEMETERY
Netherlands

Grave Reference:

Plot E. Row 3. Grave 8.

Location:

Harlingen, a town and port on the seaboard of the Waddenzee 38 kilometres west of Leeuwarden and 28 kilometres north-west of Sneek, is the port for the Frisian Islands of Vlieland and Terschelling. The HARLINGEN GENERAL CEMETERY is on the northern outskirts of the town, about 1 kilometre from the station. The British plot is to the left of the main path in the south-western part of the cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant John Beverley Pleasence as commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant John Beverley Pleasence 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
  • Photo of John Beverley Pleasence
  • Photo of John Beverly Pleasence– right before deploying to The Netherlands
  • Cemetery– Harlingen General Cemetery, Friesland, Holland
(Courtesy of Frans van Cappellen, The Netherlands)
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy of Frans van Cappellen, The Netherlands
Hampden aircraft AT139 was airborne 2341 21Jul42 from Balderton. and crashed in the Waddenzee. Three bodies were recovered. 
F/S (AG) Pleasence, age 20, and F/S (P) Robt. Wishart, age 21, are buried in the Harlingen General Cemetery, Frisian Islands, Friesland, Holland.
P/O T. R. Ashton, RAF, is buried at Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery.
The body of F/Sgt (N) R. S. Doherty, age 21, was unrecovered and he is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial for those with no known grave.
  • Grave marker

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