HC Deb 03 June 1943 vol 390 c386W
Mr. Thorne

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?

Sir A. Sinclair

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.