IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden

The visit of Commonwealth graves in Communals Cemeteries & Churchyards in Belgium & France

LEULINGHEM Churchyard (Pas de Calais France)

J. A. Edward - S. Isherwood - T. W. P. Price
Photo Courtesy Jean-Claude Graux (Fr)
F/Lt John Andrew Edward DFC
Crew of the Lancaster DV403 KC-G 617 Sqn.
Back, L. to R.:
F/Lt John Andrew Edward DFC buried here
Sgt McCullough (not concerned)
F/Lt L. T. Pritchard DFC (PoW)
F/Sgt J. H. Brooks (PoW)
F/Sgt Casaubon (not concerned)
F/Sgt Samuel Isherwood buried here
W/O Gerry Hobbs (who survived)
Missing on this photograph:
P/O T. W. P. Price buried here
P/O J. I. Johnson (who survived but died shortly after) and
F/O L. W. J. King DFC are buried in Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cem.
A visit of Andre Schamp, Gerry Hobbs and Margaret Edward in 1982
Photos from the book Beyond The Dams To The Tirpitz
For Andrew Edward
Seeking out the men of Lancaster DV403 / KC-G of 617 Squadron
Professor Trevor Kerry is researching the crew and final flight of Lancaster DV403 / KC-G for an article. His intention is to collect all the information he can about these men to try to give their story some substance.
Are there any relatives of this crew out there who could help to supply information?
The crew:
John Edward: (Pilot)
Les King: (Flight Engineer)
Lorne Pritchard: (Navigator)
Jackie Brook: (Bomb Aimer)
Gerrard Hobbs: (Wireless operator)
Thomas Price: (Air Gunner)
Samuel Isherwood: (Air Gunner)
James Johnston: (Air Gunner)
Professor Kerry can be contacted by e-mail at:
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3 casualties

United Kingdom Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) Royal Air Force 617 Sqdn. Age: 29 Date of Death: 24/06/1944 Service No: 51120

United Kingdom Flight Sergeant (Air Gnr.) Royal Air Force 617 Sqdn. Age: 22 Date of Death: 24/06/1944 Service No: 634050

Canadian Pilot Officer (Air Gnr.) Royal Canadian Air Force 617 (R.A.F.) Sqdn. Date of Death: 24/06/1944 Service No: J/87215

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