James Colville

Graveyard / Begraafplaats: Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery
Location / Locatie: JJ grave 96

Militairy Service / Krijgsdienst: Royal Air Force
Rang: Sergeant
Regiment: 102 Sqdn.
Number / Nummer: 567129


Age / Leeftijd: 24
Date of death / Overlijdensdatum: 06/08/1942
Place of death / Overlijdensplaats: Heikant

Son of Robert and Dorothy Margaret Colville from Barrow-In-Furness; Lancashire.

He was in one of two Aircraft on a raid over Bochum, which is about 15 miles East of Essen. He was killed during that raid on 6 August 1942. The members of the crew were:
Pilot-Flight Sgt Reginald Seymour Tadman DFM, age 23
Navigator/Observer – Frank Arthur Frost, age 33
Flight-Engineer – Sgt James Colville age 24
Wireless Operator/ Air-Gunner – Sgt Noel Clive Hain, RAAF age 21
Air-Gunner – Sgt William_Gordon Mckinnnon, RCAF age unknown
Air-Gunner – Sgt Arthur Stanley Charles Ellis, age 22
Air-Gunner – Sgt Stanley Raymond Lupton, RCAF, aged 21.

The plane was shot down at place called Heikant, two miles North of St Oedenrode (North Brabant), North of Eindhoven in Holland. There were no survivors. Frank was 33 and the oldest member of the crew. They are buried in the Eindhoven General Cemetery in a collective grave because their bodies were so badly burnt that it was impossible to identify them.

Sgt’s Lupton and McKinnon they rest at the Canadian War Cemetery at Groesbeek, the Netherlands


Related / Gerelateerde
Reginald Seymour Tadman - Flight Sergeant
Frank Arthur Frost - Sergeant
Noel Clive Hain - Sergeant
Arthur Stanley Charles Ellis - Sergeant

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Martin, W.
Gregory, W.P.
Smith, K.S.
Milton, A.T.
Havlik, O.
Donnelly, W.A.
Mccoy, L.J.P.
Clay, R.E.
Vowles, J.R.
Norris, E.

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