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FO Roland Ernest Garnault Agassiz
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Birth: Jan. 8, 1920
Death: Jun. 16, 1943
Kings Lynn
Norfolk, England

1942 June Quarter death-
Name: Agassiz, Roland E.
Age: 23
District: King's L.
Volume: 4b
Page: 314

Halifax (#HR838) aircraft, based in RAF Gransden Lodge in Cambridgeshire and crewed by seven airmen from 405 Squadron, was struck by lightning during a training flight; as a result, the Halifax crashed near Clenchwarden, 2 miles west of Kings Lynn in Norfolk, killing all on board.
The seven airmen who perished in this aircraft accident were:-
RCAF Flying Officer Roland Ernest Garnault AGASSIZ,
RCAF Flying Officer Walter Cecil DAVIES,
RAFVR Sergeant Arthur FAULKNER,
RAFVR Flying Officer Lawrence William FREWIN,
RAF Sergeant Malcolm Keith HOLLIDAY,
RAF Flight Lieutenant Christopher Daniel LAWSON and
RCAF Flight Sergeant Clinton Landis PUDNEY GM.

Military Service:-
Rank: Flying Officer
Service Number: J/14194
Age: 23
Force: Air Force
Unit: Royal Canadian Air Force
Division: 405 City of Vancouver Squadron [MOTTO-'Ducimus'(We lead)], Pathfinder Force

Additional Information:
Son of Harold Romilly Garnault Agassiz and Emma Margaret Agassiz of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Flying Officer Roland Ernest Garnault Agassiz is commemorated on Page 130 of Canada's Second World War Book of Remembrance.
 
 
Burial:
Sutton Bridge, St Matthew Churchyard
Sutton Bridge
South Holland District
Lincolnshire, England
Plot: Sec. S. Grave 33
 
Created by: SJ Hearn
Record added: Jun 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91350467
FO Roland Ernest Garnault Agassiz
Added by: Len
 
 
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Thank you, for your selfless, brave and heroic sacrifice, so that we may live in peaceful freedom. R.I.P.
- Len
 Added: Feb. 29, 2016
For Flying Officer Roland Ernest Garnault AGASSIZ, with gratitude. He died on this day, 72 years ago.
- SJ Hearn
 Added: Jun. 16, 2015

- Summer
 Added: Jun. 2, 2013
 
 
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