Captain John M.H. Hoare was as navigator in a DC3, when it was hit by anti-aircraft guns over Calais. The pilot made a forced landing near Arques. The navigator was killed and two of the passengers wounded, while the pilot Raymond Chartier (memorial 152530017) was shot by German troops as he tried to reach French lines.
Captain Hoare was the skipper of Armstrong Whitworth Ensign G-ADSZ "Elysean". This machine was straffed on the ground at Merville by three Bf-109s earlier that day. It is why Hoare became a navigator to come back to U.K.
Graves with that BOAC badge are very rare.
Son of Lt. Col. Arthur Fanshawe Hoare, C.B., and Gertrude Jane Katharine Hoare, of Harrow, Middlesex. B.A. (Cantab).