18 June 1941

Bristol Beaufort Mk I (L9859 - code MW-W)
In the ocean
Bristol beaufort mk i from 217 sqnBristol Beaufort Mk Is, no. 217 Squadron RAF, patrolling the British coasts near Eval.
Photo : Imperial War Museum © IWM TR 31

Crew (No. 217 Squadron RAF)

- Sergeant (pilot) Anthony GOSDEN, 20 years old, RAF Volunteer Reserve (service number 916773), killed
Son of James and Mary Gosden, from Portslade, Sussex, UK.
His body was discovered in a dinghy by a fisherman off the coast of Ushant.
He was first buried in Lampaul as it can be seen below in the extract from Lampaul's death register of June 28, 1941
(his name is misspelled: Godsden instead of Gosden)
Registre des deces de lampaulphoto with courtesy o f Gildas (Royal AIr Force Commands)
Then he was buried in Pornic War Cemetery 1. G. 16.  

- Sergeant (pilot) Edmund HOLLINGHURST, 25 years old, RAF Volunteer Reserve (service number 922344), killed
Son of Frank and Annie Hollinghurst, Bournemouth, Hampshire, UK

Lacanau Medoc (Ocean) Communal Cemetery

- Sergeant (gunner) Fred GARBUTT, 26 years old, RAF Volunteer Reserve (service number 992281), missing, presumed killed
Son of George William and Anne Winifred Garbutt, Durham, UK


- Sergeant (observer) John Dederick NORRIS, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (service number 957339), missing, presumed killed
Son of Albert Henry and Amy Maud Norris, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, UK

Sources : site France-Crashes 39-45, Royal Air Forces Commands

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