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Published on: Friday, September 29, 2023

Foreign Nationals

Headstone of Luigi Bartolucci-Dundas of the Italian Navy, one of the foreign nationals buried at Arlington National Cemetery

Historically, during times of war, members of foreign military services assigned to duty in the United States and who died while on that military mission, were eligible for burial at U.S. national military cemeteries. According to Army Regulation 210-500 (1933), Paragraph 1, Section c(6): "In time of national emergency, the remains of officers and enlisted men of the armed forces of other countries who die within the continental limits of the United States while serving as instructors or students with the armed forces of the United States may be buried in any post cemetery or post section of any national cemetery without expense to the United States other than for opening, closing, and marking of the grave." 

From World War II, there is one German prisoner of war (POW) and two Italian POWs buried at Arlington National Cemetery. The Geneva Convention (1929) mandates that prisoners of war who die in captivity should be "honorably buried." 

In addition, some foreign nationals are buried in graves containing co-mingled remains with U.S. personnel, most often as a result of aircraft crashes. 


Name Service Branch Section Grave
Flight Officer Francis D. Milne Royal Australian Air Force 34 4754



Name Service Branch Section Grave
Sapper Thomas H. Dalton Engineers 18 4576



Name Service Branch Section Grave
Air Cadet Epifanio J. Sobrino Chilean Army 15C 596



Name Service Branch Section Grave
Maj. Nia-Chien Liu Chinese Army 15A 92



Name Service Branch Section Grave
1st Lt. Fernand Herbert French Army 3 4141
1st Lt. Jean Jegou French Army 3 4141
Capt. Gaston M. Roger Cheno French Army 3 4142
Lt. Felix Courriere French Army 3 4142
2nd Lt. Henri Coquelet French Army 3 4143
Sgt. Paul Temperli French Army 17 19279
Gunner Felix Sabut French Army 17 19405
Antoine Brun French Army 17 19407
Sgt. Maurice Jacquet French Army 17 19156



Name Service Branch Section Grave
1st Sgt. Anton Hilberath German Army (POW) 15C 347-1



Name Service Branch Section Grave
Airman Emmanuel Boulassikis Royal Hellenic Air Force 15A 92



Name Service Branch Section Grave
Luigi Bartolucci-Dundas Italian Navy 3 4144
Mario Batista Italian Army (POW) 15B 347-4
Cpl. Arcangelo Prudenza Italian Army (POW) 15C 347-5
Cpl. Nicola Scotti Italian Army 17 19393



Name Service Branch Section Grave
Cmdr. Anne Faber Royal Netherlands Navy 15A 90
2nd Lt. Bernardus Pieter de Wit Royal Netherlands Marines 15A 89
Lt. Cmdr. Dirk van Beusekom Royal Netherlands Navy 15A 87
Sgt. Gerrit van Pelt Royal Netherlands Marines 15C 599


South Africa

Name Service Branch Section Grave
Lt. Victor Potgieter South African Army 2 3435-F


South Vietnam

Name Service Branch Section Grave
Maj. Phao Van Vu South Vietnamese Army 60 7899


South Vietnamese Unknowns

Headstone for a group burial that includes seven unknown South Vietnamese service members

  • Two unknown South Vietnamese pilots are in a group burial of missing in action (MIA) service members in Section 34, Grave 4524. Missing in action in Laos from 1968 to 1990, they were interred together on March 23, 1990.
  • Seven unknown South Vietnamese service members are interred in a group burial which also includes U.S. Army Spc. Joel C. Hatley, Spc. Michael E. King, Warrant Officer Ralph A. Moreira Jr. and Capt. David Nelson. All were killed after their helicopter was shot down in South Vietnam on March 5, 1971. They are in Section 34, Grave 4439. 

United Kingdom

Name Service Branch Section Grave
Field Marshal Sir John Dill British Army 32 S-29
Maj. Gen. Orde C. Wingate British Army 12 288
Capt. George Henry Borrow British Army 12 288
Mr. Stewart Emeny Civilian (war correspondent) 12 288
Sgt. James Walter Hickey British Army Air Corps 12 288
1st Lieut. Brian Floyd Hodges British Army Air Corps 12 288
Staff Sgt. Vernon A. McIninch British Army Air Corps 12 288
Tech. Sgt. Frank Sadoski British Army Air Corps 12 288
2nd Lieut. Stephen Albert Wanderer British Army Air Corps 12 288
Stanley Wills Civilian 12 288
Lt. Col. E. H. Hiscocks British Army 2 3435-F
Maj. Cifford Roy Forbes-Harriss Royal Engineers 2 3435-F
Aircraftman 2nd Class A. (Alojz) Poberja British Army 2 3435-F
Capt. G. Watson British Army 2 3435-F
Capt. K. W. C. Thomas British Army 2 3435-F
Wing Cmdr. Harry J. Maxted Royal Air Force 15A 95
Maj. Alexander Reid Moir British Air Commission 15A 97
Squadron Leader Basil B. W. Howe Royal Air Force 15A 98
2nd Engineer Harold G. Davis Royal Navy 15A 84
Section Officer Ruth Patricia Watson Women's Auxuliary Air Force 15A 88
Officer Monica N. Daventry Women's Auxuliary Air Force 15A 88
Pvt. Elmer Darrock Royal Marines 17 19325
Capt. W. F. Fitch British Military Mission 3 4139
Seaman William Kelly Royal Navy 17 19399
Seaman Herbert Thomas Royal Navy 17 19400
Able Seaman Joseph Prowse Royal Navy 17 19515
Pvt. James Schofield Royal Marines 17 19518
Seaman Thomas H. Symons Royal Navy 17 19519
Maj. Charles H. Lyell Royal Garrison Artillery 3 4140
Capt. Angus A. Mackintosh Royal Horse Guards 3 4140-WH
Flying Officer Roy Albert Arthur Cannon Royal Air Force 34 2084
Flight Lt. Thomas John Donald Cook Royal Air Force 34 2084

Past (Temporary), Mast of the USS Maine Memorial

Two foreign nationals rested temporarily in the vault of the Mast of the USS Maine Memorial until they were buried in their home countries:

  • Manuel Quezon y Molina (1878-1944): President, Commonwealth of the Philippines, 1935-1944; transferred to the Philippines in 1946.
  • Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860-1941): Composer and statesman; transferred to Poland in 1992. 


Australia 1
Canada 1
Chile 1
China 1
France 9
Germany (1 POW)
Greece 1
Italy 4 (2 POW)
Netherlands 4
South Africa 1
South Vietnam 10
United Kingdom 32
  Total: 74