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Transcribed and photographed by Carolynn & Clare Langley.  Researched by Lynda Smith - 2003

BIDDLECOMBE Robert William Antony 

Sergeant (W. Op.) 1169946.  106 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.  Died on 28th January 1942.   Plot 1. Row 3. Grave 19.

1169946 SERGEANT
R.W.A. BIDDLECOMBE
WIRELESS OPERATOR
ROYAL AIR FORCE
28th JANUARY 1942

BLAKE Peter Hardey

Pilot Officer (Pilot) 88677.  235 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.  Died on 1st April 1941.  Aged 19.  Son of Cecil Lyndon Blake and Margaret Eleanor Blake, of Chesham Bois, Buckinghamshire. Plot 1. Row 2. Grave 18.

PILOT OFFICER
P.H. BLAKE
PILOT ROYAL AIR FORCE
1st APRIL 1941
AGE 19
GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN
THAN THIS
St. John 15:13.

BROWN Raeside Harley

Flight Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.) 1354775.  Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.  Died on 28th February 1942.  Aged 22.  Son of Raeside Mathew and Norah McDermott Brown, of Kingspark, Glasgow.  Plot 1. Row 3. Grave 17.

354775 FLIGHT SERGEANT
R.H. BROWN
WIRELESS OPERATOR AIR GUNNER ROYAL AIR FORCE
28th FEBRUARY 1942 Age 22
FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH.

BUXTON Lawrence

Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.) 1614503.  514 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.  Died on 22nd May 1944.  Aged 22.  Son of Walter Edmund and Frances Buxton; husband of Gladys C. E. Buxton, of Enfield, Middlesex.  Plot 1. Row 4. Grave 11.

1614503 SERGEANT
L. BUXTON
WIRELESS OPERATOR/ AIR GUNNER ROYAL AIR FORCE
22nd MAY 1944.  Age 22.
A CAUSE SO HIGH MUST RIGHTLY CLAIM.
THE GLORY OF OUR YOUTH.
LOVE IS ETERNAL.

CHADWICK Richard

Aircraftman 1st Class 1216942.  500 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.  Died on 1st December 1941.  Aged 32.  Son of Jarvis and Charlotte Chadwick; husband of Olive Chadwick, of Morecambe, Lancashire. Plot 1. Row 2. Grave 10.

1246982 AIRCRAFTMAN 1st CL.
R. CHADWICK
ROYAL AIR FORCE
1st DECEMBER 1941 Age 32

CLARKE Richard William Tudor

Sergeant 745499.  61 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.  Died on 2nd March 1941.  Aged 20. Plot 1. Row 2. Grave 19.

745199 SERGEANT
R.W. CLARKE
ROYAL AIR FORCE
2nd MARCH 1941 AGE 20.

COTTERILL Colin Wynne

Flight Sergeant (Pilot) 904427.  500 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.  Died on 14th January 1942.  Aged 30.  Son of Denis and Emily Isobel Cotterill; husband of Margaret Emmeline Cotterill, of Bodenham, Wiltshire. B.A. (Cantab.).  Plot 1. Row 2. Grave 7.

N.Z. 402844 FLIGHT SERGEANT
C.W. COTTERILL
PILOT
ROYAL AIR FORCE
14th JANUARY 1942 Age 30.

DAVIS Percival Albert

Aircraftman 1st Class 1649594.  Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.  Died on 6th February 1945.  aged 42.  Son of Albert and Fanny Davis; husband of Florence Marjorie Davis, of Goodmayes, llford, Essex. Plot 1. Row 4. Grave 9.

1549594 AIRCRAFTMAN 1st CLASS
P.A. DAVIS
ROYAL AIR FORCE
6th FEBRUARY 1945 .Age 42.
MEMORY IS A GOLDEN CHAIN,
THAT BINDS US, TILL WE MEET AGAIN.
LOVING WIFE AND DAUGHTER.

FEATHERSTONE Henry Edward Middleton

Flying Officer (Pilot) 41275.  206 Sqdn. Royal Air Force.  Died on 1st January 1941.  Aged 27.  Son of Edward Henry and Jennie Featherstone; nephew of Miss S. A. Featherstone, of Tunbridge Wells Kent. Plot 1. Row 1. Grave 16.

FLYING OFFICER
H.E.M. FEATHERSTONE
ROYAL AIR FORCE
1st JANUARY 1941 AGE 27
KILLED IN A PLANE CRASH
WITH SEVEN OTHER
GALLANT MEN.

GILES Anthony Barrington

Flight Sergeant (Pilot) 1250651.  500 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.  Died on 17th February 1942.  Aged 21.  Son of Herbert Frank and Dorothy Ellen Giles, of Finchley, Middlesex.  Plot 1. Row 2. Grave 3.

2750651 FLIGHT SERGEANT
A.B. GILES
PILOT ROYAL AIR FORCE
17th FEBRUARY 1942 Age 21
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN
AND IN THE MORNING
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

HOLLINGSWORTH William

Pilot Officer (Pilot) 45688.  500 Sqdn. Royal Air Force.  Died on 8th February 1942.  Aged 30.  Son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hollingsworth; husband of Margaret Hollingsworth, of Leeds.  Plot 1. Row 2. Grave 4.

PILOT OFFICER
W. HOLLINGSWORTH
PILOT
ROYAL AIR FORCE
8th FEBRUARY 1942 Age 30.
IN LOVING MEMORY
PEACE PERFECT PEACE

LADEFOGED Anthony Francis Nielsen

Pilot Officer (Pilot) 66534.  500 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.  Died on 1st December 1941.  Aged 20.  Son of Niels Nielsen Ladefoged and of Marie Francis Marguerite Ladefoged (nee Foucard) of Bermondsey, London. Plot 1. Row 2. Grave 12.

PILOT OFFICER
A.F.N. LADEFOGED
PILOT
ROYAL AIR FORCE
1st DECEMBER 1941 Age 20

LEA Ronald Percy

Flying Officer (Nav.) 129599.  196 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.  Died 12th June 1943.  Aged 28.  Son of Thomas W. Lea and FlorenceR. Lea, of Fortis Green, Middlesex.  Plot 1. Row 3. Grave 2.

PILOT OFFICER
R.F. LEA
NAVIGATOR,
ROYAL AIR FORCE
12th JUNE 1943 AGE 28
BE CONSTANT AND EVERLASTING
REMEMBRANCE.
REST IN PEACE.

LEESON Archibald

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Flying Officer (Pilot) 42065. 500 Sqdn.  Royal Air Force.  Died 7th July 1941.  Aged 29.  Son of Archibald and Agnes Leeson; husband of Ellen Leeson.  Plot 1. Row 2. Grave 15.

FLYING OFFICER
A. LEESON
PILOT ROYAL AIR FORCE
7th JULY 1941 AGE 29
WE HAVE LOVED HIM IN LIFE.
LET US NOT FORGET HIM IN DEATH
R.I.P.

MERIDEW George Alexander

Aircraftman 1st Class 635301.  206 Sqdn. Royal Air Force.  Died 1st January 1941.  Aged 23.  Son of Frederick and Mabel Meridew; husband of Vera Joy Meridew, of Hounslow, Middlesex.  Plot 1. Row 1. Grave 17.

6535301 AIRCRAFTMAN 1st CL.
G.A. MERIDEW
ROYAL AIR FORCE
1st JANUARY 1940. AGE 23
NOT GONE FROM MEMORY
NOT GONE FROM LOVE.
BUT GONE TO HIS HEAVENLY HOME ABOVE.

MORGAN Franklin Lewis

Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.) 1154329.  500 Sqdn.  Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.  Died 1st December 1941.  Aged 22.  Son of Howell and Annie J. Morgan, of Blaina, Monmouthshire.  Plot 1. Row 2. Grave 11.

1154329 SERGEANT
F.L. MORGAN
WIRELESS OPERATOR/ AIR GUNNER
ROYAL AIR FORCE
1st DECEMBER 1941 Age 21

MOSS John Herbert

Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.) 905501.  206 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.  Died 19th November 1940.  Aged 20.  Son of John Herbert Moss and of Suzanne Henrietta Leah Moss (nee Touyon), of East Putney, London.  Plot 1. Row 1. Grave 13.

905501 SERGEANT
J.H. MOSS
WIRELESS OPERATOR / AIR GUNNER
ROYAL AIR FORCE
19th NOVEMBER 1940 AGE 20.
PILGRIM ON EARTH
THY HOME IS HEAVEN
STRANGER, THOU ART
A GUEST OF GOD.

 

MURPHY 

Pilot Officer 78255.  235 Sqdn. Royal Air Force.  Died 26th May 1940.   Plot 1. Row 1. Grave 5.

PILOT OFFICER
A.H. MURPHY
ROYAL AIR FORCE
26th MAY 1940

PHILLIPS Ernest Russell

Pilot Officer (Pilot) 83293.  235 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.  Died 14th February 1941.  Aged 28.  Son of Frank and Mabel Phillips, of Twickenham, Middlesex.  Plot 1. Row 1. Grave 18.

PILOT OFFICER
E.R. PHILLIPS
ROYAL AIR FORCE
14th FEBRUARY 1941 AGE 28
IN PROUD AND LOVING
MEMORY OF RUSSELL.
ALL HE HAD HOPED FOR
ALL HE HAD. HE GAVE.
IN GODS KEEPING.

PILE Frederick Robert

Gunner 1480026.  108 Bty., 29 Lt. A.A. Regt. Royal Artillery.  Died 6th April 1940.  Plot 1. Row 1. Grave 1.

1480020 GUNNER
F.R. PILE
ROYAL ARTILLERY
6th APRIL 1940.

PROSSER Ian

Pilot Officer (Pilot) 41950.  105 Sqdn.  Royal Air Force.  Died 28th October 1940.  Aged 22.   Son of John Forbes Prosser and Helen Prosser of Aberdeen. Plot 1. Row 1. Grave 11.

PILOT OFFICER
I. PROSSER
PILOT ROYAL AIR FORCE
28th OCTOBER 1940 AGE 22

REEVE Audrey Honor

Aircraftwoman 1st Class 2030667.  Women's Aux. Air Force.  Died 12th March 1944.  Aged 32.  Daughter of Walter Henry and Margaret Emily Reeve.  Plot 1. Row 4. Grave 12.

2030667 A.C.W. Ist CLASS
A.H. REEVE
WOMENS AUX. AIR FORCE
12th MARCH 1944 Age 32.
SLEEP ON DEAR ONE, YOU DID YOUR BEST.
GOD GRANT YOU ETERNAL REST.
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN.

RHODES Jack

Flying Officer (Pilot) 171812.  153 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.  Died 1st March 1945.  Aged 25.  Son of Alfred and Annie Rhodes, of Scarborough, Yorkshire.  Plot 1. Row 4. Grave 8.

FLYING OFFICER
J. RHODES
PILOT
ROYAL AIR FORCE
1st. MARCH 1945 Age 23
THY WILL BE DONE.

RUSTOM Robin

Pilot Officer (Pilot) 42079.  206 Sqdn. Royal Air Force.  Died 5th August 1940.  Aged 20.   Son of Basil Donald and Gwendolen Mary Ruston, of Highcliffe, Christchurch, Hampshire.  Plot 1. Row 1. Grave 6.

PILOT OFFICER
R. RUSTOM
PILOT
ROYAL AIR FORCE
5th AUGUST 1940.  Age 20.

SADLER Norman Alfred

Pilot Officer (Obs.) 82732.  235 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.  Died on 16th December 1940.  Aged 26.  Son of Edward and Florence Sadler; husband of Lilian Rose Sadler, of Muswell Hill, Middlesex.  Plot 1. Row 1. Grave 15.

PILOT OFFICER
N.A. SADLER
OBSERVER
ROYAL AIR FORCE.
16TH DECEMBER 1940 AGE 26.
LEAD US HEAVENLY FATHER
LEAD US

SANGER Wilfred Albert

Sergeant (Air Gnr.) 962881.  500 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.  Died 16th January 1942.  Aged 21.  Son of William Albert and Emily Sanger, of Greenford, Middlesex.   Plot 1. Row 2. Grave 6.

962881 SERGEANT
W.A. SANGER
AIR GUNNER
ROYAL AIR FORCE
16th JANUARY 1942 Age 21
THIS WAS HIS FINEST HOUR
A BEAUTIFUL MEMORY HE LEFT BEHIND.

SCHMID Eric Oliver Ferdinand

Sergeant (Nav./Obs.) 746761.  235 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.  Died 8th May 1940.  Aged 27.  Son of Charles F. Schmid and Edith A. Schmid of Wood Green, Middlesex.  Plot 1. Row 1. Grave 3.

746761 SERGEANT
E.O.F. SCHMID
NAVIGATOR/ OBSERVER
ROYAL AIR FORCE
8th MAY 1940 Age 27.
AT THE GOING DOWN
OF THE SUN
AND IN THE MORNING
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

TOWNEND Ernest

Leading Aircraftman (Air Gnr.) 535545.  206 Sqdn. Royal Air Force.  Died 3rd May 1940.  Aged 28.  Son of John Dean Townend and Phoebe Townend, of Middlesbrough, Yorkshire.  Plot 1. Row 1. Grave 2.

535545 LDG. AIRCRAFTMAN
E. TOWNEND
AIR GUNNER
ROYAL AIR FORCE
3rd MAY 1940 Age 28.

UNKNOWN 

Pilot Officer, RAF.  Found 6 Mar 42.

AN AIRMAN OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR,
A PILOT OFFICER.
6th MARCH 1942.
KNOWN UNTO GOD.

VOKES Arthur Frank

Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) 79559.  19 Sqdn Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.  Died 5th September 1941.  Aged 23.  Son of Frank Charles and Elsie Vokes, of Erdington, Birmingham.  Plot 1. Row 2. Grave 14.

FLIGHT LIEUTENANT
A.F. VOKES
PILOT
ROYAL AIR FORCE
5th SEPTEMBER 1941 Age 23
GREATER LOVE
HATH NO MAN THAN THIS
THAT A MAN LAY DOWN
HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS.

WALLACE Kenneth Leonard         

Sergeant (Flt. Engr.) 1609264.  196 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.  Died 17th October 1943.  Aged 19.  Son of Harry William John and Elizabeth Wallace, of Greenford, Middlesex. Plot 1. Row 4. Grave 14.

1609264 SERGEANT
K.L. WALLACE
FLIGHT ENGINEER
ROYAL AIR FORCE
17th OCTOBER 1943 Age 19.
FAITH WINGS THE SOUL,
BEYOND THE SKY.
BACK TO THAT BETTER WORLD ON HIGH.

7 November 2003

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