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Sergeant Humphrey Yule Chard

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Sergeant Humphrey Yule Chard

Birth
Death
4 Apr 1941
Terrington St Clement, Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough, Norfolk, England
Burial
Marham, Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough, Norfolk, England
Plot
Grave 62.
Memorial ID
142307738 View Source

115 Squadron's Vickers Wellington Mk IC (#R1470) aircraft, with an aircrew of six, took flight from RAF Marham on an air operation targeting German warships in the harbour at Brest, France. On its return the Wellington was shot down by a German intruder aircraft and crashed on the marshland at Ongar, Terrington St. Clement, 5 miles from King's Lynn, taking the lives of five crew members.
The airmen who perished in this attack and resulting crash were-
RAFVR Pilot Officer Stewart Sidney BARNETT,
RAFVR Sergeant Humphrey Yule CHARD,
RAFVR Sergeant Eric KEETLEY,
RAFVR Sergeant John Stephen Christopher SHERMAN and
RAFVR Sergeant Constantinos Marios THOMPSON.

Military Service-
Rank: Sergeant
Trade: Pilot
Service No: 904176
Age: 21
Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Division: 115 Squadron

Son of Lieutenant Colonel William Wheaton Chard and Emily Maud Chard, of Brighton, Sussex, England.

115 Squadron's Vickers Wellington Mk IC (#R1470) aircraft, with an aircrew of six, took flight from RAF Marham on an air operation targeting German warships in the harbour at Brest, France. On its return the Wellington was shot down by a German intruder aircraft and crashed on the marshland at Ongar, Terrington St. Clement, 5 miles from King's Lynn, taking the lives of five crew members.
The airmen who perished in this attack and resulting crash were-
RAFVR Pilot Officer Stewart Sidney BARNETT,
RAFVR Sergeant Humphrey Yule CHARD,
RAFVR Sergeant Eric KEETLEY,
RAFVR Sergeant John Stephen Christopher SHERMAN and
RAFVR Sergeant Constantinos Marios THOMPSON.

Military Service-
Rank: Sergeant
Trade: Pilot
Service No: 904176
Age: 21
Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Division: 115 Squadron

Son of Lieutenant Colonel William Wheaton Chard and Emily Maud Chard, of Brighton, Sussex, England.


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  • Created by: SJB Hearn
  • Added: 7 Feb 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 142307738
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/142307738/humphrey-yule-chard: accessed ), memorial page for Sergeant Humphrey Yule Chard (unknown–4 Apr 1941), Find a Grave Memorial ID 142307738, citing Holy Trinity Churchyard, Marham, Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough, Norfolk, England; Maintained by SJB Hearn (contributor 46864594) .