Sergeant ERNEST ALEXANDER KELLY

Serviceman Headstone image Serviceman grave marker serviceman image
Rank Sergeant
Forenames ERNEST ALEXANDER
Surname KELLY
Initials E A
Place of Birth Unknown
Date of Birth Unknown
Date of Death Friday, 15 January 1943
Age 26
Nationality British
Residence or Entered Service From WREXHAM, DENBIGHSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM
Service Number 655704
Force Royal Air Force
Service/Corps/Regiment Royal Air Force
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron 29 Officer Training Unit
Military Honours and Awards
Place of Burial/Commemoration DIEPPE CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, HAUTOT-SUR-MER
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location H. 12.
Previous Place(s) of Burial Unknown
Epitaph
Family Details SON OF ALEX AND NORA KELLY, OF WREXHAM, DENBIGHSHIRE, WALES.

Additional Information

 

 

Sergeant ERNEST ALEXANDER KELLY was on Vickers Wellington Mark III bomber, DF614, of 29 Operational Training Unit, flying from Royal Air Force Woolfox Lodge, Rutland, England. United Kingdom on the night of 14th/15th January 1943. They were on a mission to drop leaflets in the region of Nancy, France. The aircraft crashed near Dieppe, Seine-Maritime, Normandy, France killing all 5 crew members.1

 

Sergeant ERNEST ALEXANDER KELLY is buried in DIEPPE CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, HAUTOT-SUR-MER

 

Sergeant ALBERT STANLEY GROVE is buried in BAROMESNIL COMMUNAL CEMETERY

 

Sergeant GEORGE WILLIAM BROTHWELL is buried in DIEPPE CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, HAUTOT-SUR-MER

 

Sergeant DONALD CECIL NELSON is buried in DIEPPE CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, HAUTOT-SUR-MER 

 

Sergeant STANLEY COOKSON is buried in SAINT-REMY-BOSCROCOURT CHURCHYARD

 

 

References
1. Chorley, W. R.. Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War 1943. p.18.

 

Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto
Cross marker photograph:  
Individual photograph:  
Additional photographs provided by:  
Additional information provided by: Baromesnil website, via Philippe Ducastelle, Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust, Royal Air Force website and Carl Shilleto.

 

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