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Pilot Officer David Herbert Wardlaw

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Pilot Officer David Herbert Wardlaw

Birth
London Borough of Wandsworth, Greater London, England
Death
7 Apr 1940 (aged 25)
Memorial Site*
Englefield Green, Runnymede Borough, Surrey, England

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

Plot
Panel 10.
Memorial ID
15265665 View Source

1914 Sept Quarter birth registration-
Name: Wardlaw, David H---Mother's Maiden Name: Owers
District: Wandsworth (Volume & Page: 1d & 1298)

Taking off from RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland, 115 RAF Squadron’s Vickers Wellington 1A (#P2524) aircraft, with an aircrew of six, was shot down by a German fighter aircraft while the Wellington, on an operation searching for enemy shipping off the cost of Denmark, was attacking the German battleships ‘Schamhorst’ and ‘Gneisenau’.
The airmen who perished in the attack were-
RAF Pilot Officer Estelles Arthur WICKENKAMP MBE,
RAF Aircraftman 2nd Class Henry George ABLETT,
RAFVR Pilot Officer Julian Paul CHESTER-MASTER,
RAF Sergeant William Livingstone MacDONALD,
RAF Pilot Officer David Herbert WARDLAW and
RAF Aircraftman 2nd Class Robert Charles PEEL.

[115 RAF Squadron’s Vickers Wellington Mk IA (#P2949) aircraft, piloted by Canadian RAF Roy Allen GAYFORD, was also lost on this air operation.]

Military Service-
RanK Pilot Officer
Service Number: 40157
Service: Royal Air Force
Division: 115 RAF Squadron; RAF Marham, Norfolk
[MOTTO: ‘Despite The Elements’]

Son of David Christian and Edith (née Owers) Wardlaw [they married in 1906 in Greater London, England].

1914 Sept Quarter birth registration-
Name: Wardlaw, David H---Mother's Maiden Name: Owers
District: Wandsworth (Volume & Page: 1d & 1298)

Taking off from RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland, 115 RAF Squadron’s Vickers Wellington 1A (#P2524) aircraft, with an aircrew of six, was shot down by a German fighter aircraft while the Wellington, on an operation searching for enemy shipping off the cost of Denmark, was attacking the German battleships ‘Schamhorst’ and ‘Gneisenau’.
The airmen who perished in the attack were-
RAF Pilot Officer Estelles Arthur WICKENKAMP MBE,
RAF Aircraftman 2nd Class Henry George ABLETT,
RAFVR Pilot Officer Julian Paul CHESTER-MASTER,
RAF Sergeant William Livingstone MacDONALD,
RAF Pilot Officer David Herbert WARDLAW and
RAF Aircraftman 2nd Class Robert Charles PEEL.

[115 RAF Squadron’s Vickers Wellington Mk IA (#P2949) aircraft, piloted by Canadian RAF Roy Allen GAYFORD, was also lost on this air operation.]

Military Service-
RanK Pilot Officer
Service Number: 40157
Service: Royal Air Force
Division: 115 RAF Squadron; RAF Marham, Norfolk
[MOTTO: ‘Despite The Elements’]

Son of David Christian and Edith (née Owers) Wardlaw [they married in 1906 in Greater London, England].

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