Ottolangui-Langley OZ & NZ

David Sydney Alexander

Flight Sergeant David Sydney Alexander was born 20th April 1922, in Waverley, NSW, Australia, the son of Leonard Alexander and Emma (Elsie) née Ottolangui

He served in the ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE, with 466 Squadron, Leconfield, his service number was 420109 and he died on active service on 29th January 1944, Hirschfelde, Germany and is buried at the Berlin War Cemetery 1939-1945 Coll. Grave 5. H. 3-6

David’s WW2 Medals
Commemoration Scroll

Historical Information for the the Berlin War Cemetery:

The site of Berlin 1939-45 War Cemetery was selected by the British Occupation Authorities and Commission officials jointly in 1945, soon after hostilities ceased. 

Graves were brought to the cemetery from the Berlin area and from eastern Germany*.  The great majority of those buried here, approximately 80 per cent of the total, were airmen who were lost in the air raids over Berlin and the towns in eastern Germany.  The remainder were men who died as prisoners of war, some of them in the forced march into Germany from camps in Poland, in front of the advancing Russians. 

The cemetery contains 3,595 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 397 of them unidentified.

There are also six Non Commonwealth Foreign National burials and in addition there are 265 post war graves of men of the British Occupation Forces or their dependants, or of members of the Control Commission.

* Leipzig, Konigsberg, Iena, Dresden, Halle, Rostock, Teltow, Wismar, Mittenwalde, Neuburxdorf, Magdeburg, Grunberg, Doberitz, Buchholz, Halberstadt, Blankenburg, Gotha, Tannenburg, Potsdam, Weder, Tessau, Stralsund, Schweren, Munsdorf, Brandenburg and Schonwalde.

By bryanell2020

Occasional genealogist and full-time Ottolangui family historian. 8th generation descendant of the 17th century Ottolenghi family of Livorno, born in London, graduated in Birmingham, lived around the United Kingdom, Israel, and in Rome, Italy. For a short while in Buenos Aires, and currently residing in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic where I have been since 2005.

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