This article lists the Operation Freshman personnel and their final resting place. I have also provided a description of the cemetery or memorial that they are commemorated on. The list of personnel was extracted from numerous document at the PRO. The details of their final resting place was provided by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s web site.
All the personnel either died in the crash of the two guilders, or were subsequently murdered by the German occupation forces in Norway.
Four soldiers who have no known grave are commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial.
The other servicemen are buried in three cemeteries in Norway: Stavanger (Eiganes) Churchyard, Oslo Western Civil Cemetery and Helleland Churchyard.
STAVANGER (EIGANES) CHURCHYARD
This section list the Freshman personnel buried in Stavanger (Eiganes) Churchyard, Norway. The details were supplied from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s web site.
OSLO WESTERN CIVIL CEMETERY
This section list the Freshman personnel buried in Oslo Western Civil Cemetery, Norway. The details were supplied from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s web site.
This section list the crew of the 2nd Halifax which towed Glider No. 2. All these service personnel are buried in Helleland Churchyard.
|Buckton A||Wireless Op/Air Gnr||23||2|
|Edwards GM||Air Gunner||24||3|
|Falconer J||Flt Engineer||20||5|
|De Gency GWS||Co-Pilot||20||7|
This section list the four Freshman personnel who are commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial. After they were murdered by the German Forces, their bodies were taken out and thrown in to the sea. Consequently, they have no known grave.
Their exact date of their murder is unknown. At the war crimes trial of their murderers, the charge stated that they were killed sometime during November 1942.