Wickenby - Lester Cockerham

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Reference WMO262286

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Wickenby Aerodrome

Watery Lane

Wickenby, Lincoln

Wickenby, Lincoln

LN3 5AX

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Tree/s
About the memorial: Tree and plaque dedicated to Lester Cockerham and Crew Took off 1315 Wickenby, tasked to bomb a military barracks at Nordhausen. Presumed lost off the Dutch Coast. Keeble washed ashore 16th June. Bomber Command Losses, Volume 6, page 151.
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DRIVER Leslie Keith. Flying Officer. 28784. 626 Sqdn., serving with R.A.F. Royal New Zealand Air Force. Son of Leslie Charles and Louisa Driver, of Palmerston North, New Zealand. Killed in action 03/04/1945. Aged 22. Commemorated at RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL Panel 267. SCOTT Alastair Wingate Sergeant. 1567699. 626 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Son of Alexander Martin Scott and Jane Gertrude Wingate Scott, of Dumbarton. Killed in action 03/04/1945. Aged 22. Commemorated at RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL Panel 276. O’ROURKE Edward John Warrant Officer Class II. R/120092. 626 Sqdn. Royal Canadian Air Force. Son of Thomas and Obena O'Rourke, of St. Eustache sur le Lac, Province of Quebec, Canada. Killed in action 03/04/1945. Aged 30. Commemorated at RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL Panel 281. HALLOWELL Joseph Gordon. Flying Officer. 154684. 626 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Son of Thomas and Elspeth May Hallowell, of Widnes, Lancashire. Killed in action 03/04/1945. Aged 21. Commemorated at RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL Panel 267. KEEBLE Gordon Walter Edmund. Sergeant (Wireless Op./Air Gunner). 1874510. 626 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Son of Dick and Stella Elizabeth Keeble, of Beccles, Suffolk. Buried at ROTTERDAM (CROOSWIJK) GENERAL CEMETERY. Plot LL. Row 1. Grave 69. COOKE John Leo. Flight Sergeant. R/271065. 626 Sqdn. Royal Canadian Air Force. Son of James Joseph and Mary Frances Cooke, of Corner Brook, Newfoundland. Killed in action 03/04/1945. Aged 19. Commemorated at RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL Panel 281. Killed in action 03/04/1945. Aged 21. COCKERHAM Lester. Flight Sergeant. R/221212. 626 Sqdn. Royal Canadian Air Force. Son of John Charles and Maria Jane Cockerham, of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Killed in action 03/04/1945. Aged 20. Commemorated at RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL Panel 281.

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