Metheringham - Sqdn Ldr F.H. Robertson & 106 Sqdn.

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Address:

The Visitor Centre, Westmoor Farm

Martin Moor,

Metheringham, Lincolnshire

LN4 3WF

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Unknown
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Pillar/column
Materials:
  • Brick Brick
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Squadron Leader F.H. Robertson, D.F.C. took off 2330 from Coningsby in Lancaster I, R5748 ZN-R for Hamburg. Shot down by a night fighter (Lt. Lothar Linke. II./NJG1) and crashed 0205 at Zwartveen (Friesland), 5km NW of Drachten, Holland. Sgt J.C. Henry RAAF, Pilot Officer H.F.C. Humphries, RCAF and Sgt. R. Stoker survived the crash and became prisoner’s of war [Bomber Command Losses 1942, page 160]
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Francis Harold ROBERTSON, DFC, Squadron Leader (Pilot), 42264, 106 Sqdn, Royal Air Force, Son of Percy and Alice Robertson, of Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia. Killed on Air Ops 27th July 1942 aged 27 and buried in Grave 1, Smallingerland (Opeinde) Protestant Cemetery, Friesland, Netherlands. Joseph John COOPER, Sergeant (Flt. Engr.), 778188, 106 Sqdn, Royal Air Force, Son of Alfred John and Ann Frances Cooper, of Claremont, Cape Town, South Africa. Killed on Air Ops 27th July 1942 aged 21 and buried in Grave 3, Smallingerland (Opeinde) Protestant Cemetery, Friesland, Netherlands William Alfred John FULLER, Pilot Officer [Air Bomber], 119188, 106 Sqdn, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Son of William Alfred John and Amelia Fuller; husband of Mary Fuller, of Westminster, London. . Killed on Air Ops 27th July 1942 aged 31 and commemorated on panel 68, The Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. Maurice John DEMBREY, Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.), 1164033, 106 Sqdn, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Son of Frank Maurice and Lily Dembrey, of Taunton, Somerset. Killed on Air Ops 27th July 1942 aged 26 and buried in Grave 2, Smallingerland (Opeinde) Protestant Cemetery, Friesland, Netherlands.

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