MILITARY: World War II Burials at Sea or No Known Grave



Bill E Gillespie, US Army, ID 37504349, Private First Class. Died April 28, 1944. Remembered at Cambridge Cemetery, England. Entered service from Missouri.  Missing in Action. Body not recovered.  Awarded Purple Heart. (American Battle Monuments Commission)


Charles Gillespie, Ordinary Seaman, ID P/JX 284362, Royal Navy. H.M.S. Repulse ship. Died Dec 10, 1941, age 21. s/o William & Margaret Gillespie of Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. Remembered on Portsmouth Naval Monument, Hampshire, UK. No known grave.

Charles A Gillespie, US Navy, ID 8958433. Ist Class. Entered service from Pennsylania. Died Feb 19, 1945. Missing in action or buried at sea. Remembered on East Coast Memorial, New York City.

Clarence W Gillespie, US Air Force, ID 0-728469, 2nd Lieutenant. 366th Bomber Squadron, 305th Bomber Group Heavy. Entered service from Pennsylvania, USA. Died May 1, 1943.  MIA.  Remembered at Cambridge American Cemetery, England. Awarded Purple Heart. (A. B. Monument Commission)


Donald S Gillespie, US Navy, ID 6292008, Seaman. 1st Class. US Naval Reserve. Enlisted from Kansas. Missing June 10, 1943.  Body not recovered. Remembered on East Coast Memorial, New York City, USA.


Edward Bruce Gillespie, Canadian, ID 133826, RCAF, From Winnipeg, Manitoba. Died Oct 26, 1943, age 22. #160 Burma Squadron, Far East. Liberator aircraft lost. No known grave. Flight Sergeant wireless operator. Remembered C. V. War Memorial. His name is inserted in the Singapore War Memorial, Malaysia. From book: “They Shall Not Grow Old.”

Total Count:  6