DANIELL, Michael Charles (New 10/08/2017)
DAVIS, Edward Strangways (New 08/01/2018)
DAVIS, Ernest Burchett (Revised 02/02/2018)
DAVIS, Herbert George (Revised 02/02/2018)
DAVIS, Ernest John Walter (Revised 21/12/2017)
DAVIS, Victor George * (Revised 14/12/2017)
DAVISON, Norman John (Revised 02/02/2018)
DAY, Alec Ronald (Revised 14/12/2017)
DAY, Ernest (Revised 29/11/2017)
DAY, John Terence Gordon (Revised 14/12/2017)
DE JONGH, Oscar Geoffreij (New 08/01/2018)
DEAN, Albert Edward (Revised 02/02/2018)
DENYER, William Arthur John (Revised 19/12/2017)
DENYER, William Charles (Revised 19/12/2017)
DICKINSON, Frederick (Revised 02/02/2018)
DIXON, Reginald John (Revised 02/02/2018)
DONALDSON, Charles Alexander (Revised 19/12/2017)
DORMAN, Kenneth Frederick Edward (Revised 13/11/2017)
DOWLING, Harry Walter (Revised 29/11/2017)
DOWNWARD, Arthur Cyril Reid (Revised 21/12/2017)
DRUMMOND, Clifford John (Revised 02/02/2018)
DUNBAR, James Laird (Revised 10/02/2018)
DUNFORD, Richard Jack (Revised 19/11/2017)
DUNN, Joseph Gordon * (Revised 19/12/2017)
DUTFIELD, Herbert Charles (Revised 21/12/2017)
DWAN, Arthur William * (Revised 02/12/2017)
* = Not included in the Book of Remembrance for reasons unknown.
Sgt. Ernest John Walter Davis - Pilot
Sgt David P. P. Hurst,
Sgt James Vaughan,
Sgt James Storey Aird - navigator,
Sgt. John A. Jones-Ford
Sgt. Thomas Alfred Berwick - gunner.
Sgt E J W Davis,
Sgt J W Aird
Sgt R W Darlington.
"His heart in England but his valour here."
|ERNEST DAY AND HIS SIBLINGS|
|Name||Born - Died||Notes|
|Donald Alfred||Born: 26 October 1914||Baptised 23 April 1916, St. Barnabas|
|William James||Born: 3 February 1916||Baptised 23 April 1916, St. Barnabas|
|Ernest||Born: 1919 Epsom |
Died: 20 November 1943 India
|Enid M||Born: 1922 Epsom|
|Reginald||Born: 1924 Epsom|
"Eric de Jongh the son of Oscar John de Jongh, was a charming, outgoing person with a sense of humour and the most popular de Jongh in Smyrna, highly thought of in business … Eric originally married in the 1910s, but divorced before WWII, a lady from Smyrna of Armenian background, Eva Sadjian, a lady of extraordinary beauty, with whom he had 2 children, Geoffrey and Winifred. Eva accompanied the British Attaché to Greece and his wife in the evacuation of that country in WWII, and would mesmerize onlookers with her sultry dark looks even in early morning rising out of her tent in Crete, on route to Egypt. She later re-married an American diplomat, Arthur Parsons….
Geoffrey de Jongh, the son of Eric de Jongh, also applied to the air force was also killed, again not in combat but in an air crash. Unfortunately Geoffrey had married shortly before and his heartbroken wife was carrying a baby when he died. The child, Geoffrey David de Jongh, grew up to be a charming man who worked for a chemical company in Holland."
WO2 Harold Winthrop Johnson RCAF - Pilot,were all killed. F/Lt Brassington was the unit's Gunnery Leader.
F/O Oscar Geoffreij De Jongh RAFVR - Navigator,
P/O Alexander Grant RCAF - Air Bomber,
F/Sgt Kenneth Ross Fallowdown RCAF - Wireless Op / Gunner,
F/Lt John Gordon Brassington RAFVR - Gunner
Sgt Robert James Wannell RAFVR - Gunner
"Sleep, beloved, take thy rest we loved you well but Jesus loves you best. Wife & children"
"Tender thoughts, love and kindness. Ever remembered. Peg, Margaret, Freddy."
DOWLING. In loving memory of our eldest son Harry, killed in action in his 26th year. Mum, Dad and Allan. Always remembered.
W/C O Godfrey, DFC, - Pilot,
Sgt V J Gallogly, RAAF, - Co-pilot,
P/O A C R Downward - Observer,
F/Sgt H G Edwards - W Op/Bomb aimer,
Sgt J W Porteous - W Op/AG
Sgt F E Barnett - Air Gunner.
"Earth's loss is heaven's gain; in God's own time we meet again. Joan."
F/S TL Gibson (Pilot)
Sgt AH Freeburn (Navigator)
Sgt JL Dunbar (Bomb Aimer)
Sgt L Buxton (WOP/Air)
Sgt GH Kemp (MU Gunner)
Sgt J Gallagher (Rear Gunner)
Sgt J Fraser (Flight Engineer).
"APRIL 7TH. - CROMARTY. At 6.35 in the morning a message came from the R.A.F. that several of their seaplanes had broken adrift from their moorings, with their crews aboard, that they had not enough boats to face the storm, and that they would be glad of the life-boat's immediate help. A strong N.W. gale was blowing, with a rough sea, and there were heavy showers of sleet. The motor life-boat James Macfee was launched at 7.15, went to the seaplane base, took two R.A.F. officers on board, and then patrolled round the seaplanes and gave them valuable help. They were all made safe except one, which had foundered. The life-boat searched the firth for her crew of six men, but they had all been drowned." [In fact a second aircraft had been lost, a Catalina AH568, killing watch crew, Sgt N K Carew and Sgt E Havron who would have been included in the suggested total.]
F/Lt R R Tait, Pilot,
Sgt P A Sumpter, F/Eng
F/Sgt T B Darney, Navigator,
F/O H C Dutfield, Air Bomber,
F/Sgt W S Gamble W/Op.,
P/O G S Haslam, Mu/Gunner
Sgt T L Lenton, Tail Gunner.