Killed in Action Battle of Britain

Discussion in 'Memorials & Cemeteries' started by liverpool annie, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    There is a brass plaque with incised inscription in white painted lettering at St Illtyds Church Pembry Dyfed Wales in memory of SPENCER RHYS BEVAN JOHN but I can't find anything on CWGC .... can anybody help find this flyer please ?

  2. CXX

    CXX New Member

    Hi Annie,

    I have come up with the following on your man.

    Initials: S R
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Pilot Officer (Pilot)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Unit Text: 53 Sqdn.
    Age: 19
    Date of Death: 30/09/1940
    Service No: 81933
    Additional information: Son of Rhys Bevan John, B.A., M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. and Katharine Bevan John, of Pembrey. Scholar of Brasenose College, Oxford.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Row 1. Grave 12-13.

    30 September 1940
    53 Squadron
    Blenheim IV T2044

    Failed to return to Detling from a night sortie to bomb Rotterdam harbour, crashed into the North Sea off Sheerness.

    P/O. S R. Bevan-John +
    Sgt. S. Macquire +
    Sgt. H. Shaw +

    The Bristol Blenheim - Warner.

  3. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    Thank you Peter ... that's wonderful !

    ( Of course I looked under "J" !!! :eek: )

  4. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    Now I've found this !

  5. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    And the headstone ..
  6. Keith

    Keith New Member

    Bevan - John

    Hi Annie,
    I went through "The Battle of Britain, Then & Now "checking each name for September,
    I then realised on a spot Sqdn Check that there were no entries for 51. Sqdn.Costal Command.
    Looking at the beginning of the casuality listing to find it referred only to accredited Fighter Command Sqdns.
    I should have started at the first page, not the last, however flicking back is easier on my left hand, which is still proving a problem.
    Then, when I came back to your post found out you now had all your information.

    ps. couldn't find a smiley for "nut-case"
  7. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    Thats the story of my life too Keith !! :dance:

    But thank you for trying - I appreciate it !!

    Annie :)

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