David, Jacques Louis [Body minus heart] b. August 30, 1748 d. December 29, 1825 Artist. An influential painter in the French Neoclassical style, he is considered to be the preeminent painter of the era. Born into a wealthy family, around the age of nine his father was killed in a duel and his mother left him in the care of his affluent uncles. He received his education at the College des Quatre-Nations, University of Paris, but did not excel. He desired to become a painter and received instruction from French artist Francois Boucher and later from Joseph-Marie Vien at the...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Brussels Cemetery, Brussels, Arrondissement Brussel-Hoofdstad, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium
Thompson, George b. October 23, 1920 d. January 23, 1945 World War II Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Trinity Gask, Scotland, he served as a Flight Sergeant in the 9th Squadron, Bomber Command, Royal Air Force. On January 1, 1945, in an attack on the Dortmund-Ems Canal, Germany, his Lancaster bomber after releasing its bombs, was hit by ground fire and a fire broke out. Flight Sergeant Thompson who was the wireless operator, seeing that the mid-upper gun turret was ablaze, he went at once through the smoke filled fuselage into the fire, to the...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Brussels Cemetery, Brussels, Arrondissement Brussel-Hoofdstad, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium Plot: CWGC section, X.27.45.