Brookwood Military Cemetery

Brookwood Military Cemetery lies near Woking, in the North-West corner of Surrey, 30 miles by road from London (M3 to Bagshot and then A322), and there is a direct train service from Waterloo to Brookwood Station, from which there is an entrance to the cemetery.

Brookwood Military Cemetery is owned by the Commission and is the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the United Kingdom, covering approximately 37 acres. In 1917 was Brookwood Military Cemetery used for the burial of men and women of the forces of the Commonwealth and Americans, who had died, many of battle wounds, in the London district. This site was further extended to accommodate the Commonwealth casualties of the Second World War, and American, Belgian, Czech, Dutch, French and Polish plots containing the graves of casualties of our Allies. There are also German and Italian plots where prisoners of war were buried. At the southern end of the Canadian section stands the Brookwood Memorial, commemorating 3,500 men and women of the Land Forces of the Commonwealth who died in many lands, or at sea, and have no known grave.

If you enter the military part of Brookwood Cemetery, the Czechoslovak section lies on the left side and is the second one, behind the Polish section. There are buried nearly 100 Czechoslovak airmen, members of Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died in the Second World War. More information and photos can be found on cooperative website FCAFA.

There are burried Czechoslovak RAF veterans in the front of entrance of military section of Brookwood Military Cemetery. These men died after the end of war when they already were not active members of RAF.

 

 

Czechoslovak Section

There are burried altogether 48 Czechoslovak airmen, members of Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, who died since 1940 to 1945:

- 45 airmen are burried in Czechoslovak section
- 3 airmen are burried in British section

 

Czechoslovak Airmen buried in Czechoslovak Section of Brookwood Military Cemetery

Name
Trade
Service No.
Date of birth
Rank
Date of death
Unit
Grave No.
BABŠ Bruno
Navigator
103 473
16.09.1905
F/Lt
29.08.1943
311
B-2
BITTNER Josef
Bomber Pilot
787 427
07.02.1917
F/Sgt
30.08.1943
311
A-4
BLÁHA Jan
Bomber Pilot
787 458
22.02.1909
F/Sgt
18.10.1942
311
E-6
BLAHÁČEK Eduard
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner
788 249
20.10.1919
Sgt
29.08.1943
311
B-8
BLAHNA Václav
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner
788 339
13.09.1915
Sgt
29.08.1943
311
B-9
BROŽ Antonín
Bomber Pilot
787 720
29.10.1913
W/O
05.10.1945 (*)
311
D-12
BULIS František
Bomber Pilot
787 513
22.09.1916
P/O
18.10.1942
311
E-4
BUNZL Antonín
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner
131 534
16.09.1919
P/O
18.10.1942
311
E-7
ČECH Josef
Mechanic
787 498
01.01.1911
Sgt
18.10.1942
311
E-9
ČÍŽEK Evžen
Fighter Pilot
85 921
10.12.1904
G/Cpt
26.11.1942
CIG
B-1
ČTVRTLÍK Miroslav
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner
787 318
12.10.1914
F/O
29.08.1943
311
B-3
DOLEŽAL František
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner
787 452
25.01.1914
F/Sgt
18.10.1942
311
E-4A
FECHTNER Emil
Fighter Pilot
81 887
16.09.1919
P/O
29.10.1940
310
E-1
FIŠERA Josef
Bomber Pilot
787 361
12.09.1917
Sgt
30.08.1943
311
C-2
GISSÜBEL Bedřich
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner
788 830
12.02.1910
P/O
18.10.1942
311
E-8
GÖTZLINGER Vilém
Mechanic
787 915
02.09.1911
Sgt
18.10.1942
311
E-7A
CHALUPA Jan
Fighter Pilot
787 659
05.05.1919
Sgt
16.10.1940
310
D-10
JEBÁČEK Jaroslav
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner
788 051
06.11.1920
P/O
18.10.1942
311
E-8A
JELEN Rudolf
Bomber Pilot
788 022
30.03.1902
W/O
10.01.1945
311
C-11
JELÍNEK Stanislav
Bomber Pilot
787 159
22.04.1920
Sgt
29.08.1943
311
A-2
KAUDERS Valter
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner
175 474
18.04.1918
F/O
10.01.1945
311
D-2
KOMÍNEK Josef
Fighter Pilot
787 980
31.10.1913
Sgt
08.06.1941
310
E-3
KOTIBA František
Fighter Pilot
787 3850
19.04.1912
W/O
20.06.1944
51 OTU
C-9
KUDLÁČEK Jaroslav
Bomber Pilot
787 379
09.12.1919
P/O
05.10.1945 (*)
311
D-9
KVAPIL Karel
Bomber Pilot
82 614
28.03.1918
S/Ldr
10.01.1945
311
D-1
LANŽ Rudolf
Ground Staff
787 191
03.04.1915
LAC
29.10.1941
Depot
A-8
LINHART Leo
Bomber Pilot
654 747
16.11.19125
F/O
10.01.1945
311
C-12
LOUDA Jaroslav
Mechanic
787 423
16.3.1919
F/Sgt
25.03.1944
134 CA
A-9
MUSÁLEK Adolf
Bomber Pilot
787 555
03.10.1916
F/O
29.08.1943
311
B-4
PACLÍK František
Mechanic
787 773
11.04.1916
Cpl
18.10.1942
311
E-6A
PALICHEB Emil
Bomber Pilot
82 625
13.08.1909
F/Lt
30.08.1943
311
C-1
POLÁK Hanuš
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner
788 104
21.10.1922
Sgt
29.08.1943
311
B-7
PRVONIČ Anton
Fighter Pilot
788 090
05.05.1915
W/O
15.05.1944
312
A-10
RAJECKI Vladimír
Air Gunner
787 193
05.07.1920
Sgt
18.10.1942
311
E-9A
RUBÍN Jiří
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner
788 197
21.02.1919
Sgt
29.08.1943
311
A-1
RYBNÍČEK Karel
Navigator
787 348
05.02.1919
P/O
05.10.1945 (*)
311
C-13
SEDLÁK Zdeněk
Flying Engineer
787 650
29.07.1912
F/Sgt
10.10.1945 (*)
311
D-13
ŠIMEK Andrej
Air Gunner
788 294
01.01.1920
Sgt
30.08.1943
311
B-1
SCHWARZ Theodor
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner
788 207
24.12.1921
Sgt
30.08.1943
311
A-7
STOKLÁSEK František
Mechanic
787 216
30.10.1913
F/Sgt
18.10.1942
311
E-5
STUDENT Václav
Bomber Pilot
83 640
25.11.1917
F/Lt
18.10.1942
311
E-3A
ŠVEC Josef
Bomber Pilot
788 152
28.06.1906
F/Sgt
18.10.1942
311
E-5A
VAVERKA Bohumil
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner
169 620
23.10.1914
F/Lt
05.10.1945 (*)
311
D-11
VELLA Jan
Bomber Pilot
787 677
10.05.1906
F/O
10.01.1945
311
A-3A
ZALESKÝ Alois
Fighter Pilot
787 439
24.11.1916
P/O
09.02.1945
312
C-10

Note: (*) - killed in air crash after the end of war during transport flight from Blackbushe to Prague

 

Czechoslovak Airmen buried in British Section of Brookwood Military Cemetery

Name
Trade
Service No.
Date of birth
Rank
Date of death
Unit
Grave No.
MALÝ Jaroslav
Fighter Pilot
81 909
17.07.1905
W/Cdr
05.06.1941
CIG
20-B-1
OCELKA Josef
Bomber Pilot
82 566
12.3.1909
W/Cdr
21.07.1942
6 MU
24-B-8
VANKO Anton
Fighter Pilot
788 644
10.01.1918
Sgt
08.12.1944
312
20-D-12

 


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