IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden

The visit to Commonwealth graves in Communal Cemeteries & Churchyards in Belgium & France

ALLAINVILLE Communal Cemetery (Yvelines France)

Photo Courtesy Alain Octavie (Fr)
William Steel
for Carolyn Maybray - Seymour
William Steel and Bud Moss
The crew of Halifax LW166 ZL-S crashed between the hamlet of Obville (Yvelines) and Allainville.
L. to R.: F/O C.A.Moss - F/O J.F.Bester (Evd) - F/O J.D.Siddall (Evd) - F/S H.Atkin (?) (PoW) - Sgt W.A.Steel - Sgt G.G.C.Brown (?) (PoW) - Sgt J.E.Finnie (?) (PoW).
F/S H.Atkin successfully evaded until betrayed by the Mayor of Artenay, imprisoned in Fresnes and Buchenwald before being recovered by the Luftwaffe and delivered to Camp L3. PoW No.8075
Sgt G.G.C.Brown in Camp L7. PoW No.348, with Sgt J.E.Finnie, PoW No.357.
Commissioned in the rank of P/O during captivity.
Source photo: National Defence Headquaters, Canada.
(?) = Presumed, thank you if you could confirm me they are well identified, please.
William visited by his nephew Warren and Hilary Philliskirk
with friends and a French Piper, Gregory for a little family ceremony

2 casualties

Canadian Flying Officer (Pilot) Royal Canadian Air Force 427 Sqdn. Age: 21 Date of Death: 05/07/1944 Service No: J/28603

United Kingdom Sergeant (Flt. Engr.) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 427 (R.C.A.F.) Sqdn. Age: 26 Date of Death: 05/07/1944 Service No: 2206920

IF You have a casualty picture, please send me a copy, I'll be glad to show it on this page.

IF You want a king size copy of this picture (300/900 ko - 2592/1944 pixels) please e-mail me.

IF You want picture of a particular grave, in this cemetery, please e-mail me.

Casualties informations come usualy from Commonwealth War Graves Commission, see links for more informations © Pierre Vandervelden - Belgium