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German Airman's Burial, Weston-Super-Mare

Volume 390: debated on Thursday 3 June 1943

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asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he can give any information in connection with the German airman found dead on the beach at Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, who was buried with military honours near the communal grave of people killed in air-raids?

The body of a German airman was found on the foreshore at Burnham-on-Sea on 24th May and was buried with Service honours at Weston-super-Mare cemetery on 27th May in accordance with the obligations of. His Majesty's Government under the Geneva Convention, 1929. The burial took place in a section of the cemetery reserved for Service personnel which is some zoo-30o yards from the nearest civilian graves. Enemy dead have previously been interred in this plot.