EERNEGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Pictures courtesy of Johan Pauwels
The village of
Eernegem is located south of Gistel on the N33 which runs between Oostende and
Torhout. Driving south from Gistel on the N33 turn left onto the N306
direction Eernegem, cross the railway and take the third turning on the left
called Kerkhofstraat. The cemetery is on the right. From the main entrance
walk to the end of the main path and the graves of 2 New Zealand airmen are to
391337 Flying Officer Ronald Lavender Baker, Pilot in 485 Sqdn., Royal New Zealand Air Force, died 20th October 1943, aged 23. Son of Albert Victor Baker and of Sarah Christina Baker (nee Tod), of Wellington City, New Zealand; husband of Margaret Gwenda Baker (nee Hughes), of Khandallah, Wellington.
413510 Flying Officer John Gordon Thomson, (Mentioned in Despatches) Pilot in 485 Sqdn., Royal New Zealand Air Force, died 20th October 1943, aged 21. Son of Donald Thomson and of Ruth Thomson (nee Green), of Palmerston North, Wellington, New Zealand.