Royal Air Force War Grave Photos for Reference.

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Aircraftman 1st Class SHERBORNE, WILLIAM JOHN
    Service Number 1266010

    Died 29/07/1941

    Aged 32

    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

    Husband of Elsie Susan Sherborne of Hounslow.

    Casualty
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  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Flight Sergeant (Navigator)MILNE, WILFRED WILLIAM MURDOCH
    Service Number 1324169

    Died 11/04/1944

    Aged 23

    248 Sqdn.
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

    Son of William Alexander and Annie Milne, of Isleworth.


    INSCRIPTION
    LOVED BY ALL AND SADLY MISSED. HIS LOVING MOTHER AND FATHER
    Casualty

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  3. alieneyes

    alieneyes Senior Member

    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/47274140/wilfred-william_murdoch-milne

    "Wilfred Milne was educated at Spring Grove School, left school at 16 where he joined Williams (Hounslow)Ltd clerical staff. He joined RAF in Feb 42 after preliminary training in England, spent 9 months in Canada, he passed out as a navigator of Beaufighter. Later flew Mosquitos. He was a good all round sportsman."
     
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  4. alieneyes

    alieneyes Senior Member

    From pg 126 of Chorley's "Bomber Command Losses, Vol 8, Heavy Conversion Units and Miscellaneous Units, 1939 - 1947"

    No. 1660 HCU Stirling III EH978

    F/O JB Josling DFC +
    F/Lt AL Ray RNZAF +
    Sgt ASA Johnson +
    Sgt N Fox +
    Sgt GW Holford +
    F/O HJ Bennett +
    Sgt HS Buckley +
    Sgt J Mitchison +
    Sgt RW Parker +

    T/o 0040 Swinderby for a night exercise but hit an oak tree and lost the port tail plane and elevator. With the Stirling perilously unstable F/O Josling made a desperate effort to land straight ahead at nearby Winthorpe, only to be baulked at the last moment by an aircraft on the runway. Seconds later, he lost the last remaining vestiges of control and crashed near the airfield.
     
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  5. alieneyes

    alieneyes Senior Member

    410729 - Unaccounted airman - 29-7-1941

    The Middlesex Chronicle of August 16th 1941 reported the following:

    AIRMAN'S FUNERAL
    After a short illness in a R.A.F. hospital, A.C.1 William John Sherborne, of 112, Ellerdine Road, Hounslow, passed away on July 29th, at the age of 32 years. Bill Sherborne, as he was known to his host of friends, was educated at Grove Road School, and became associated with the dairy business at the age of 14 years. Prior to joining the Royal Air Force, in September last, he was employed as a milk salesman by the Hounslow branch of the London Co-Operative Society.
     
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  6. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Remembered St Margerets Churchyard,Edgware,nw London

    Flight Sergeant (Pilot) CASTELLS, NIGEL PAUL IVAN
    Service Number 1339076

    Died 28/07/1943

    50 Sqdn.
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

    Son of Edmund Castells and of Phoebe Elizabeth Castells (nee Bower), of Frome St. Quintin, Dorsetshire.


    INSCRIPTION
    OF YOUR CHARITY, PRAY FOR HIS SOUL AND FOR THE SOULS OF ALL KILLED IN THE WAR
    Buried at BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY

    Location: Niedersachsen, Germany
    Number of casualties: 2303

    Cemetery/memorial reference: Coll. grave 20. A. 1-6.


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  7. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    Flying Officer (Pilot) GRISENTHWAITE, ALFRED JOHN
    Service Number 40908
    Died 11/03/1941
    Aged 21
    Royal Air Force
    Son of Alfred Grisenthwaite and of Kathleen Grisenthwaite, of Didsbury, Manchester.
    Buried at PENRITH CEMETERY
    Location: Cumberland, United Kingdom
    Number of casualties: 47
    Cemetery/memorial reference: Sec. Pink. Row J.J.J.J. Grave 209.
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  8. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    Flight Sergeant (Pilot) LAMB, GEORGE
    Service Number 655748
    Died 03/10/1943
    Aged 24
    Royal Air Force
    Son of Richard and Mary Hannah Lamb; husband of Marjorie Lamb, of Staveley, Westmorland.
    Buried at PENRITH CEMETERY
    Location: Cumberland, United Kingdom
    Number of casualties: 47
    Cemetery/memorial reference: Sec. Green. Row A. Grave 335.
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  9. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    Sergeant (Air Gunner) ROUTLEDGE, JOHN
    Service Number 1591457
    Died 11/11/1944
    Aged 19
    44 Sqdn.
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Son of John and Elizabeth Routledge, of Penrith.
    Buried at PENRITH CEMETERY
    Location: Cumberland, United Kingdom
    Number of casualties: 47
    Cemetery/memorial reference: Sec Green. Row KKK. Grave 9.
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  10. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    Aircraftman 2nd Class (U/T Air Gunner) GRISENTHWAITE, WILLIAM
    Service Number 2225824
    Died 08/05/1944
    Aged 30
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Son of George and Annie Grisenthwaite, of Penrith; husband of Annie Grisenthwaite, of High Glenridding.
    Buried at PENRITH CEMETERY
    Location: Cumberland, United Kingdom
    Number of casualties: 47
    Cemetery/memorial reference: Sec. Pink. Row V.V.V. Grave 20.
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  11. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    Sergeant AIREY, HERBERT HARRISON
    Service Number 1538711
    Died 16/11/1943
    Aged 39
    2812 Sqdn. R.A.F. Regt.
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Son of Joseph William and Laura Airey, of Penrith; husband of Gladys Airey, of Penrith.
    Buried at PENRITH CEMETERY
    Location: Cumberland, United Kingdom
    Number of casualties: 47
    Cemetery/memorial reference: Sec. Pink. Row V.V.V. Grave 25.
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  12. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    Sergeant (Air Gunner) WHALEN, HENRY BERNARD
    Service Number 632938
    Died 28/12/1940
    Aged 22
    83 Sqdn.
    Royal Air Force
    Son of Thomas and Gertrude Whalen, of Penrith.
    Buried at PENRITH CEMETERY
    Location: Cumberland, United Kingdom
    Number of casualties: 47
    Cemetery/memorial reference: Sec. Pink. Row X.X. Grave 28.
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  13. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    Remembered Penrith, Cumbria.
    Sergeant LAMB, LESLIE
    Service Number 1094107
    Died 18/01/1943
    Aged 20
    76 Sqdn.
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Son of George Henry and Elizabeth Noble Lamb, of Penrith, Cumberland.
    Commemorated at RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
    Location: Surrey, United Kingdom
    Number of casualties: 20275
    Cemetery/memorial reference: Panel 156.
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  14. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    Remembered Penrith Cumbria.
    Leading Aircraftman RUSHFORTH, ROWLAND
    Service Number 1013319
    Died 19/08/1943
    Aged 23
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Son of Norman Smith Rushforth and Mary Elizabeth Rushforth. of Penrith, Cumberland.
    Buried at SYRACUSE WAR CEMETERY, SICILY
    Location: Italy
    Number of casualties: 929
    Cemetery/memorial reference: VII. E. 13.
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  15. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    Remembered Penrith, Cumbria.
    Sergeant LEIGHTON, GEOFFREY GORDON

    Service Number 1480818
    Died 26/06/1944
    Aged 20
    86 Sqdn.
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Son of David and Elizabeth Leighton, of Penrith, Cumberland.
    Commemorated at RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
    Location: Surrey, United Kingdom
    Number of casualties: 20275
    Cemetery/memorial reference: Panel 233.
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  16. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Pilot Officer (Air Bomber) WHITE, WILLIAM ALFRED
    Service Number 152154

    Died 25/10/1943

    Aged 27

    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

    Son of James Edward and Ada Amelia White, of Paddington.


    INSCRIPTION
    THE LORD HAS TAKEN HIM FROM MY HOME BUT NEVER FROM MY HEART


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  17. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    Needs a bit of clean up there Clive !!
     
  18. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    Remembered Corney (St. John the Baptist) Churchyard, Cumbria.
    Pilot Officer DARGAVEL, ROBERT WILLIAM
    Service Number 109511
    Died 30/03/1942
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Commemorated at RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
    Location: Surrey, United Kingdom
    Cemetery/memorial reference: Panel 69.
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    Also rememberd in St.James church Whitehaven on a memorial that was taken from the Old Whitehaven Grammar School.
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    Details of death are here on RAF Commands.
    RAFCommands :: Old Forum Archive

    I'll not copy and paste the details don't want to get into trouble.
     
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  19. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Yes Mike reported to CWGC
     
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  20. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Panel from Runnymede attached
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