Two Canadians, Lieutenant Harper and 2nd Lieutenant Benson, were shot down over Nonnenweier near Lahr in June 1918. Both officers were crew in a DH 9 of No. 99 Squadron. They lay in state at that time in the same funeral building that is at the front of the Lahr cemetery today. They were buried in the Bergfriedhof cemetery with full military honours, their coffins escorted by English prisoners-of-war. The German military band of the 169th Lahr Infantry Regiment followed. Their bodies were later moved to the Commonwealth Niederzweihren Cemetery near Kassel, Germany. The memorial stone commemorating the two pilots stands to the right of the Canadian Cenotaph in the Lahr City cemetary. It was donated by Herr Gunter Lorenz of Lahr in the 1980s.
The wreath in centre was placed by members of the Royal Canadian Legion Baden Branch #001.
(The information about John Magee was in the book shown at left and on Wikipedia.)
I wrote last year about my great uncle, Alfred Riggs. He was killed in the Boar War in South Africa--one of Canada's earliest wars--in 1900 in the Battle of Paardeberg. I drove to Prince Edward Island, my birth province, with my sister Paula this past summer and visited the Cenotaph/monument where his name is inscribed on a plaque, along with a fellow Prince Edward Islander, Roland Taylor.