IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden

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

SERIS Communal Cemetery (Loir et Cher France)

R. A. Rose - R. J. Peggs - R. G. James - A. M. Beatty
Photos Courtesy Isabelle Perrot - Van Der Wende (Fr)
P/O Robert James (Jim) Peggs aged 20
He was from Kalamunda, Western Australia.
He had previously been attached to 466 Sqdn, but had transferred to 77 Sqdn just two weeks before he died.
Jim and the three other crew buried at Seris were killed when their Halifax LL138 crashed after an operation bombing railway facilities in Orleans.
He was the mid upper gunner.
The other crew members (Haworth, Hale and Taylor) were taken as prisoners of war.
Wounded, Hale died on 22/06/1944 in the bombing of his sanitary train; He is buried in Nantes (Pont du Cens Com. Cem.
Taylor also died as a POW.
Haworth was returned to England at the end of the war.
for his niece Shelley Campbell (Western Australia)

4 casualties

Canadian Flying Officer (Air Bomber) Royal Canadian Air Force 77 (R.A.F.) Sqdn Date of Death: 23/05/1944 Service No: J/25737

United Kingdom Sergeant (W. Op. [Air]) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 77 Sqdn. Date of Death: 23/05/1944 Service No: 1601379

Australian Pilot Officer Royal Australian Air Force Age: 20 Date of Death: 23/05/1944 Service No: 415913

United Kingdom Sergeant (Flt. Engr.) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 77 Sqdn. Age: 19 Date of Death: 23/05/1944 Service No: 1874808

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