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Full Name
John Cuthbert McKechnie Gibson
Rank Last Held
John Cuthbert McKechnie
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
Body on Embarkation
Royal New Zealand Air Force
Last Unit Served
Royal New Zealand Air Force, 75 (NZ) Squadron, RAF
Place of Death
Date of Death
7 November 1941
Age at Death
Year of Death
Cemetery Name
Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Grave Reference
30 B
Description of Image
  • Headstone, Reichswald Forest Cemetery, 1998 Adriaan de Winter and Ton van Alphen
  • Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, shelter and seats near the entrance
  • Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, view of graves and a shelter
  • Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, view of graves and the shelter near the entrance in the background
Additional Information
In 1998 Adriaan de Winter and Ton van Alphen undertook a project in the Reichswald Forest Cemetery photographing all the headstones of New Zealanders buried there.
Further References
Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch: Volplane Press.
Sources Used
Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:

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