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FALCK, Rudolph Julian (Revised 17/07/2018)
FARNFIELD, Alice Marshall (Revised 17/07/2018)
FARNFIELD, Henry John (Revised 17/07/2018)
FEDERMANN, Herbert (Revised 17/07/2018)
FENNELL, John Grenville (Revised 17/07/2018)
FERGUSON, Douglas Arthur (Revised 17/07/2018)
FIELDING, Kathleen Elizabeth (Revised 29/12/2017)
FISHER, Patrick Robert Cosby (Revised 17/07/2018)
FLETCHER, Dennis Howard (Revised 17/07/2018)
FLETCHER, Frederick Edward (Revised 22/08/2018)
FLOWER, Peter John (Revised 17/07/2018)
FOLEY, Herbert Onslow (Revised 29/12/2017)
FORD, Leslie Arthur (Revised 17/07/2018)
FOSTER, Frank Joseph * (Revised 17/07/2018)
FOURNIER, Bernard Maurice (Revised 20/07/2018)
FOWLER, Leslie Gordon (Revised 20/07/2018)
FOX, Stafford Harry John (Revised 20/07/2018)
FRANCK, Douglas George * (Revised 20/07/2018)
FREAKES, Kenneth (Revised 20/07/2018)
FRECKER, Peter Farrow (Revised 22/07/2018)
FREEMAN, Henry Alfred (Revised 23/07/2018)
FROST, Rupert Chatham (Revised 08/02/2018)
FRYER, Herbert Arthur (Revised 22/07/2018)
FURNELL, Harry Leonard (Revised 22/07/2018)
* = Not included in the Book of Remembrance for reasons unknown.
"Unforgotten by his parents, brother, sister and many friends in Israel."
|JOHN GRENVILLE FENNELL AND HIS SIBLINGS|
Born - Died
|Occupation recorded in the Sept 1939 Register|
|William J G||Born: 21/3/1913 Pancras||Chauffeur & Mechanic|
|Ethel M||Born: 12/61915 Wandsworth||The conventional "Unpaid Domestic Duties", having just (Q3 1939) married "Assistant Research Chemist" George O Warren, and living with him at 8 St Leonards Road, Banstead.|
|Myrtle||Born: 18/1/1917 Epsom||Hospital Duties|
|John Grenville||Born: 2/7/1919 Epsom|
Died: 27 April 1943
|Gas Works Fitter|
|Stanley E||Born: 8/8/1921 Epsom||Gas Works Collector|
|Alfred||Born: 23/7/1924 Epsom||Office Clerk|
|Joan||Born: 9/3/1926 Epsom||At School|
"In loving memory of a dear husband, son and brother. Those he loved remember."
1375391 Sgt. Edward William Armer, RAFVR,
921752 Sgt. Douglas Arthur Ferguson, RAFVR,
946158 Sgt. Frederick Alexander White, RAFVR
21 year old John C was registered unemployable on psychological grounds;
20 year old Joan had only just married 22 year old Howard V M McDowell (also, like her a, "Bank Clerk") and both were living there; and
15 year old Kathleen was still at school.
"R.I.P. / Always in our thoughts".
"Killed in action at Tebourba. 'Rest in peace' "
"Sweet memories are kept".
P/O William Anderson Hadden (RCAF),
Sgt. Joseph Curran
Sgt. Alexander F Morris
Sgt. Sydney A Whitby
Sgt. Peter J Flower
Sgt. Clifford W Renwick
Sgt. Archibald Yuill
In a violent gale a Botha landed just offshore at Rhosneigr Bay and in addition to the crew of three, twelve of the rescuers were lost. They included 845761 LAC Ford, LA, the C.O.'s driver, who apparently tried to swim out. No one saw him go. Also, 819139 LAC Bannister, D.W., a Flight Mechanic out of 'A' Flight. Ten of our aircraft were patrolling and a number of Mae Wests and dinghies were dropped, some of which were picked up by those in the sea.
You will already have received notification of the fact that your husband, 845761 LAC Ford, L.A. has been missing from this unit since the 28th August.
On that day, an aircraft crashed into the sea some 300 yards from the shore nearby, and those of our personnel who could be spared from their duties voluntarily went down to the beach to render whatever assistance they could. Your husband was amongst them and although he was seen walking along the sands, no-one saw him enter the sea, although it is now assumed that he did.
Since that day a week has passed, and we are forced to conclude that he drowned in an attempt to save the lives of the aircrew concerned in the crash.
I believe he was an excellent swimmer and it would have been typical of him just to have gone out there without saying a word to anyone. I should like you to know how greatly we all admire the pluck and courageous spirit shown by your husband in this gallant effort of his to save the lives of others. He has been with the squadron for a long time and was deservedly popular with every one of us, more especially with our pilots and myself who knew him so well.
As you are no doubt aware he was my personal driver, and I felt he fully deserved promotion to a higher status in the Royal Air Force, and had decided to recommend him for a commission.
"You're in the Air Force aren't you? What are you exactly?"
"A pilot" I replied proudly.
"Oh!" she said "I suppose they haven't let you handle the controls yet have they?"
"The Lord is thy shepherd."
The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the award of a Distinguished Flying Cross to Acting Flight Lieutenant Leslie Gordon FOWLER (126036) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 199 Squadron - for gallantry and devotion to duty in the execution of air operations.
"This officer has completed many operational missions over enemy territory, including attacks on main targets such as Cologne and Essen and mine laying operations in enemy waters.
At all times Flight Lieut Fowler has displayed navigational abilities of a high order which has contributed much to the success of these sorties. This officer possesses a fine fighting spirit, which has inspired confidence in his crew."
"I saw F/Lt Fowler in a civil hospital about ten miles to the south or south-west of Krefeld on the 27th or 28th February 1945 [which matched the crash location and would be just prior to the US troops occupying the area]. We were then taken to a military unit about 2 miles from Krefeld as far as I can tell. F/Lt Fowler was in a very bad way - he was burned all over and was clearly in great pain. A sister said that the index finger of his right hand had to be amputated. Fowler however seemed to think that his recovery was proceeding satisfactorily. He was taken away in an ambulance and I never saw him again."
"The airfield at Cambrai Epinoy had received a radio message from the stricken bomber - 'Three engines on fire … the 4th white hot … clearing the built up area before landing.' The aircraft lost more and more height. The pilot managed to avoid houses, and possible civilian casualties, but shed part of one wing at 2.25 a.m. and plunged into the ground near a place called "Calvary", with a terrible explosion causing a crater 20 metres wide and 8 metres deep. 7 heroic English airmen had just died to save lives and our village."
"A beautiful memory, a smiling face. A broken link we can never replace."
"In lasting memory of Peter, beloved younger son of A and S Frecker of Ewell, Surrey."
|Henry Alfred||Born: Q3 1913|
Baptised: 17 January 1914 Emmanuel Church, West Dulwich
|Mabel Irene||Born: 13 December 1913|
Baptised: 13 February 1914 St. Lukes Church, West Norwood
|William George Ernest||Born:5 June 1917|
Baptised: 9 September 1917 St. Lukes Church, West Norwood
|Cyril Arthur||Born: 22 October 1919 West Norwood|
|Ronald E||Born: 1920 West Norwood|
|Joyce V C||Born: 1925 West Norwood|
Sgt A W Marsh
Sgt H Fulton
Sgt F C Shergold
Sgt J L Holding
Sgt K Saville
Sgt E D Kite
Sgt H A Freeman.
"Gone but for ever in our thoughts. He died in war that we might live in peace."
"Beloved husband of Ruby, Daddy of Norma and Graham. Dearly loved and so sadly missed."
Daily Mirror - Thursday 19 April 1945
"TRIED TO SEE IF IT WOULD BURN - 2 DIED.
In a hangar at Hendon aerodrome on Tuesday two young RAF officers were discussing whether lino, which they were cleaning with petrol would catch fire if a flame were applied. To prove that it wouldn't, one of the men held the flame of his lighter to the corner and it immediately flamed in his face.
The five men in the hangar attempted to leave but found one of the doors locked and the others inaccessible because of the blaze. Three of the men managed to climb their way out to safety, but the other two were trapped and burned to death."
Daily Record - Thursday 19 April 1945
"TWO RAF OFFICERS BURNED TO DEATH.
Two young RAF officers were trapped and burned to death at Hendon aerodrome on Tuesday. Whilst some linoleum was being cleaned with petrol it caught fire. The flames spread and the two officers and other men in the hangar tried to get away but the door they tried first was locked. Three of the men managed to leave by climbing out, but the two officers were trapped."