The Algonquin War Diary reports: "Oostercampe" (Oostkamp) September 9th, 1944. The previous crossing of the canal south of Bruges at Moerbrugge Bradburn was ordered to RECCE a crossing at point MR 895919 (Halve Maanstraat / Gevaerts Noord / Gevaerts Zuid) France and Belgium sheet 21 and 31. Coy commanders with the CO went forward to within 400 yards of this position with scouts and two sections of carriers for protection. The carriers were fired upon by the enemy. Two vehicles were lost and Cpl Conn killed. Sgt. Lintick was reported to have been shot in the stomach and taken prisoner by the enemy.
Service records read that Sgt. Lintick was killed in action on September 9th, 1944.
Fallen buddies: The list of names from these soldiers are those that were temporary buried (military grave) on the same location before they eventually were reburied at the Adegem War Cemetery in Belgium.
There might be an age difference between the profile and headstone. The age on the profile comes from the soldier's service records. It's well known that some lied about their age.
Military grave coordinations are not always spot on, but pretty accurate to the map references in the soldier's service records.
Personal details have been collected from official Service Records and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website. Some of the additional information has been provided by War Diaries, Libera Me (G.E. Spittael), Polder Fighting (R.W. Catsburg), Veterans Affairs Canada, WW2 Talk, Aircrew Remembered and other sources. The commonwealth-adegem.com website is not responsible for incorrect information.
It took me 2 years of preparation and it will take about 2 years to proces all the data into this website. So, please contact me if you'd like to use some of the information from this website. Everything has been collected and processed voluntarily, during the few free hours, by Michael van de Velde, Netherlands. Along the way I had great support from expert researchers. Thank you!