Flying Officer GORDON BLANSHARD (photo added)

Serviceman Headstone image Serviceman thumbnail gravemarker Serviceman thumbnail
Rank Flying Officer
Forenames GORDON
Surname BLANSHARD (photo added)
Initials G
Place of Birth PRESTON, LANCASHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM
Date of Birth Wednesday, 03 May 1916
Date of Death Sunday, 06 August 1944
Age 28
Nationality British
Residence or Entered Service From HESSLE, YORKSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM
Service Number 130454
Force Royal Air Force
Service/Corps/Regiment Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron 613 (Royal Air Force) Squadron
Military Honours and Awards
Place of Burial/Commemoration SAINT-PIERRE-DU-VAUVRAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location Grave 9. Joint grave
Previous Place(s) of Burial Unknown
Epitaph
Family Details SON OF WALTER AND OLIVE BLANSHARD; HUSBAND OF ENID MARY BLANSHARD, OF HESSLE, YORKSHIRE.

Additional Information

 

 

Pilot, Flying Officer GORDON BLANSHARD, is buried in SAINT-PIERRE-DU-VAUVRAY, Communal Cemetery, with Flight Sergeant HERBERT THOMAS SHAYLOR in a joint grave. Both men were killed when the Mosquito aircraft they were in was shot down.1

 

 

Original joint grave marker 1940s.1

 

 

Flying Officer GORDON BLANSHARD.2

 

 

Obituary for Flying Officer GORDON BLANSHARD,
Hull Daily Mail obituary, 1944.

 

 

References
1. Photograph and additional information kindly provided by Elizabeth Jones, half sister of Flight Sergeant HERBERT THOMAS SHAYLOR.
2. Photograph and obituary, kindly provided by Ian Blanshard, cousin of Flying Officer GORDON BLANSHARD.

 

Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto
Cross marker photograph: Elizabeth Jones, half sister of Flight Sergeant HERBERT THOMAS SHAYLOR.
Individual photograph: Ian Blanshard, cousin of Flying Officer GORDON BLANSHARD.
Additional photographs provided by:  
Additional information provided by: Elizabeth Jones, half sister of Flight Sergeant HERBERT THOMAS SHAYLOR and Ian Blanshard, cousin of Flying Officer GORDON BLANSHARD.

 

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