IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden
The visit to Commonwealth graves in Communal Cemeteries & Churchyards in Belgium & France
ST ANDRE de l'EURE Communal Cemetery (Eure France)
|L. to R.: J. H. Ballantyne - H. D. Venables - A. A. Murray - H. D. Baker - J. Williams - D. J. McKay|
|Photo Courtesy Alain Octavie (Fr)
|F/O James Hamilton Ballantyne DFM|
|Sqdr/Ld Hugh Drummond Venables DFC
He was born on 03/03/1915, the oldest of four children to Alexander Loanes Venables and Marjorie D’arcy Venables (nee Fairclough) at Lower Walton, Warrington.
He was educated at Worksop College, Nottinghamshire.
At the time of his death he was resident at the family home, Foxfield, Helsby, Cheshire.
The citation for his DFC reads:
"This officer has taken part in 29 sorties, including a number of attacks on airfields in Holland, Belgium and France.
In attacks on lines of communication and installations Flight Lieutenant Venables has damaged numerous locomotives storage tanks by machine gun fire.
His inspiring leadership, great ability and outstanding devotion to duty have contributed materially to the high standard of operational efficiency of his flight."
for his nephew Hugh Alexander Venables (Melbourne, Australia)
BAKER HENRY DOUGLAS
Canadian Flying Officer (W.Op.) Royal Canadian Air Force 418 Sqdn. Age: 24 Date of Death: 09/04/1943 Service No: J/15823 (3)
BALLANTYNE JAMES HAMILTON
Canadian Flying Officer (Pilot) Royal Canadian Air Force 403 Sqdn. Date of Death: 08/03/1944 Service No: J/16085 (6)
McKAY DONALD JAMES
Canadian Flying Officer (Air Obs) Royal Canadian Air Force 418 Sqdn. Date of Death: 09/04/1943 Service No: J/18749 (1)
MURRAY ALEXANDER ARCHIBALD
United Kingdom Flying Officer (Pilot) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 10 Sqdn. Age: 23 Date of Death: 03/06/1944 Service No: 145681 (4)
VENABLES HUGH DRUMMOND
United Kingdom Squadron Leader (Pilot) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 418 (R.C.A.F.) Sqdn. Date of Death: 09/04/1943 Service No: 106029 (5)
United Kingdom Warrant Officer (W.Op.) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 10 Sqdn. Age: 25 Date of Death: 03/06/1944 Service No: 976202 (2)
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Casualties informations come usualy from Commonwealth War Graves Commission, see links for more informations
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