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VC1162    Donald Edrward Garland

Name   Donald Edrward Garland   No.     POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1162   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal Air Force, No. 12 Squadron



Rank VC Won    Flying Officer

Rank End Of Career   Flying Officer

Place Of Birth   Ballinacor, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

Place Of Death   Maastricht region, Holland

Buried/Location Ashes   Heverlee War Cemetery, near Leuven, Belgium, Vlaams-Brabant


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)    Plot/Grave no.  Collective Grave, Plot VI, Row F, Grave 14 - 16

Gazetted    11 June 1940

VC Presented   12 June 1941 by King George VI at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his mother Winifred Irene


P  Headstone, Heverlee War Cemetery, near Leuven, Belgium, Vlaams-Brabant

P  Memorial Headstone, Midhurst Cemetery, West Sussex

P  Memorial Stone at site of action, Veldwezelt Bridge, West of Maastricht, Belgium

P  Named on RAF VC Memorial at St Clement Dane's Church, Aldwych, London

P  Garland Square, Tangmere, West Sussex

P  Garland Drive, Whitkirk, Leeds

Garland Way, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

P  Named on Bomber Command Memorial, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

By The Way…

The Memorial headstone was  to him and his three brothers, all killed during WWII whilst serving with RAF

VC Held By

Royal Air Force Museum, Grahame Park Way, Hendon, London, England



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BORN    28 June 1918

DIED   12 May 1940   AGE   21

VC Won   12 May 1940    AGE    21

Place VC Won   Over Albert Canal, Belgium

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War