Wellington Bomber, R.A.F., No BJ 652

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Wellington Bomber, R.A.F., No BJ 652

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The memorial is situated in the childrens play area at the junction of Weaddow Lane and Rake Lane (The Square),at Middleton, by Youlgreave, Derbyshire. It is a large bolder with the memorial plaque attached, facing towards Weaddow Lane.

In memory of the Crew of Wellington Bomber, R.A.F., No BJ 652 which crashed at Smerrill (Derbyshire Peak District) on January 21st 1944 They were attached to Unit 27, Operational Training RAF

All six of the crew are buried at Blacon Cemetery, Chester.

BARNES, William Thomas, Flight Sergeant, Navigator, 30581, Royal Australian Air Force died aged 27. He was the son of Francis James and Queenie Kate. He was born at Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia and resided at 19, Cooraminta Street, Brunswick, Victoria. He occupation prior to enlistment was Ministers student, Tasmanian Baptist Union.

DESHON, Frederick Popham, Flight Sergeant 426555, Royal Australian Air Force died aged 27. Son of Arthur Popham Deshon and Violet Brenda Deshon, of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, husband of Betty Phyllis Deshon, of 76, Windermere Road, Ascot Queensland. He was born in Brisbane and was a public servant prior to enlistment.

EDMONDS, Lloyd George, Flight Sergeant, Pilot 416941, Royal Australian Air Force, died aged 25. Son of Percy John and Edith Marion Kerslake of 22, Hart Avenue, Unley, South Australia. He was born at Strathalbyn, South Australia and he was a clerk prior to enlistment.

PERRETT, Keith Jobson, Flying Officer 434608, Royal Australian Air Force, died aged 27. Son of Ernest Alfred and Annie of Lade Street, Coorparoo, Brisbane, Queeensland, Australia. His occupation prior to enlistment was a Shipping Clerk. His brother, Warrant Officer 404983 Rex Gordon Perrett, Royal Australian Air Force attached to 35 Squadron, RAF, reported missing over Germany on active service since July 1943. He was killed on the 30th July 1943 aged 24 and is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, Germany

KYDD, James, Flight Sergeant 426621, Royal Australian Air Force, died aged 26
Son of William and Williamina Kydd husband of Mary Thelma Kydd, of Davidson Stret, Wynnum, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Prior to enlistment he was a Public Servant

MURTON, Thomas Dudley, Sergeant, Air Gunner 430628, Royal Australian Air Force died aged 19. Son of Dudley Arthur Murray Murton and Ethel Mary Murton, of Tatura, Victoria, Australia. Native of Merlbourne and he was a student prior to enlistment.

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