|Birth: ||Jan. 8, 1920|
|Death: ||Jun. 16, 1943|
1942 June Quarter death-
Name: Agassiz, Roland E.
District: King's L.
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.
Rank: Flying Officer
Service Number: J/14194
Force: Air Force
Unit: Royal Canadian Air Force
Division: 405 City of Vancouver Squadron [MOTTO-'Ducimus'(We lead)], Pathfinder Force
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.
Sutton Bridge, St Matthew Churchyard
South Holland District
Plot: Sec. S. Grave 33
Created by: SJ Hearn
Record added: Jun 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91350467
Thank you, for your selfless, brave and heroic sacrifice, so that we may live in peaceful freedom. R.I.P.|
Added: Feb. 29, 2016
For Flying Officer Roland Ernest Garnault AGASSIZ, with gratitude. He died on this day, 72 years ago.|
Added: Jun. 16, 2015
Added: Jun. 2, 2013