BARROW – G.A.

1383405 – G.A. Barrow – Barbados – W/O – Ach/W.Op/A.G. – attested 31.12.40
P/War 17.9.42

[Source: NA AIR 2/6876 - Nominal Roll of Coloured Candidates, October 1944]

Back row: C.P. King, J.S. Partridge, A.A. Walrond, J.L.L. Yearwood, M.R. Cuke, E.W. Barrow - Front row: G.D. Cumberbatch, A.P.C. Dunlop, H.E.S. Worme, G.A. Barrow, A.O. Weekes, B.F.H. Miller.

The Barbados Second Contingent
Back row: C.P. King, J.S. Partridge, A.A. Walrond, J.L.L. Yearwood, M.R. Cuke, E.W. Barrow – Front row: G.D. Cumberbatch, A.P.C. Dunlop, H.E.S. Worme, G.A. Barrow, A.O. Weekes, B.F.H. Miller.

Subsequently killed were: Sgt. Charles Parnell King, Sgt. Arthur Adolphus Walrond, Pilot Mark Radford Cuke, Sgt. Grey Doyle Cumberbatch, Flying Officer Andrew P.C. Dunlop, Pilot Officer Bruce F.H. Miller

The First Contingent, the Harold Wright Contingent as is became known, sailed 27th July 1940 and was recruited for the forces generally. However, the Second Contingent were recruited for the RAF and departed Barbados in November 1940. The 12 men selected included Errol W. Barrow, who would survive the war, enter politics and eventually become Barbados’ first Prime Minister (1966-1976)

[Source: Barbados at War 1939-1945 by Warren Alleyne, privately published 1999, p.9]

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WORME – H.E.S.

Back row: C.P. King, J.S. Partridge, A.A. Walrond, J.L.L. Yearwood, M.R. Cuke, E.W. Barrow - Front row: G.D. Cumberbatch, A.P.C. Dunlop, H.E.S. Worme, G.A. Barrow, A.O. Weekes, B.F.H. Miller.

The Barbados Second Contingent
Back row: C.P. King, J.S. Partridge, A.A. Walrond, J.L.L. Yearwood, M.R. Cuke, E.W. Barrow – Front row: G.D. Cumberbatch, A.P.C. Dunlop, H.E.S. Worme, G.A. Barrow, A.O. Weekes, B.F.H. Miller.

Subsequently killed were: Sgt. Charles Parnell King, Sgt. Arthur Adolphus Walrond, Pilot Mark Radford Cuke, Sgt. Grey Doyle Cumberbatch, Flying Officer Andrew P.C. Dunlop, Pilot Officer Bruce F.H. Miller

The First Contingent, the Harold Wright Contingent as is became known, sailed 27th July 1940 and was recruited for the forces generally. However, the Second Contingent were recruited for the RAF and departed Barbados in November 1940. The 12 men selected included Errol W. Barrow, who would survive the war, enter politics and eventually become Barbados’ first Prime Minister (1966-1976)

[Source: Barbados at War 1939-1945 by Warren Alleyne, privately published 1999, p.9]

In 2008 the Barbados Postal Service issued a set of stamps commemorating their men who served in the Royal Air Force in WW2. More »

PARTRIDGE – J.S.

Back row: C.P. King, J.S. Partridge, A.A. Walrond, J.L.L. Yearwood, M.R. Cuke, E.W. Barrow - Front row: G.D. Cumberbatch, A.P.C. Dunlop, H.E.S. Worme, G.A. Barrow, A.O. Weekes, B.F.H. Miller.

The Barbados Second Contingent
Back row: C.P. King, J.S. Partridge, A.A. Walrond, J.L.L. Yearwood, M.R. Cuke, E.W. Barrow – Front row: G.D. Cumberbatch, A.P.C. Dunlop, H.E.S. Worme, G.A. Barrow, A.O. Weekes, B.F.H. Miller.

Subsequently killed were: Sgt. Charles Parnell King, Sgt. Arthur Adolphus Walrond, Pilot Mark Radford Cuke, Sgt. Grey Doyle Cumberbatch, Flying Officer Andrew P.C. Dunlop, Pilot Officer Bruce F.H. Miller

The First Contingent, the Harold Wright Contingent as is became known, sailed 27th July 1940 and was recruited for the forces generally. However, the Second Contingent were recruited for the RAF and departed Barbados in November 1940. The 12 men selected included Errol W. Barrow, who would survive the war, enter politics and eventually become Barbados’ first Prime Minister (1966-1976)

[Source: Barbados at War 1939-1945 by Warren Alleyne, privately published 1999, p.9]

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SMITH – Henry Vernon

Name: SMITH, HENRY VERNON
Initials: H V
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flying Officer (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Unit Text: 10 Sqdn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 20/06/1940
Service No: 39692
Additional information: Son of Vernon and Gwendolen Smith, of St. Michael, Barbados; husband of Margaret Smith.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Row A. Grave 14.
Cemetery: HONINGTON (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Suffolk

Whitley V – serial P4960. Hit tree on landing, broke up and on fire, Ampton Park, 3 miles of Honington airfield, Suffolk.

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SKINNER – John Walrod Seymour

Name: SKINNER, JOHN WALROD SEYMOUR
Initials: J W S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flight Lieutenant (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 640 Sqdn.
Age: 31
Date of Death: 03/06/1944
Service No: 108951
Additional information: Son of Herbert Seymour Skinner and Gladys Cottle Skinner, of St. Michael, Barbados.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Row 1. Coll. grave 27-29.
Cemetery: DREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Halifax MZ677 – crashed near Boutigny-sur-Opton, Eure-et-Loir, 18 km E of Dreux, France.

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INNISS – George Harold Frederick

Name: INNISS, GEORGE HAROLD FREDERICK
Initials: G H F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Pilot Officer (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Unit Text: 106 Sqdn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 04/02/1941
Service No: 43036
Additional information: Son of Charles H. Inniss and Caroline Inniss, of Barbados. Arts Graduate of Durham University.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot L. Row A. Grave 15.
Cemetery: NANTES (PONT-DU-CENS) COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Hampden AD750 – gardening off St.Nazaire. Crashed near St.Pète-en-Retz (between St.Nazaire and Nantes, Loire-et-Atlantique, France).

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MILLER – Bruce Fitzgerald Henry

1383411 – B.F.H. Miller – Barbados – Ach/Observer – attested 31.12.40
158294 – P/O – D.F. 22.10.43

[Source: NA AIR 2/6876 - Nominal Roll of Coloured Candidates, October 1944]

Name: MILLER, BRUCE FITZGERALD HENRY
Initials: B F H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Pilot Officer (Nav.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 103 Sqdn.
Date of Death: 22/10/1943
Service No: 158294
Awards: D F C
Additional information: Husband of Helen Elizabeth Miller, of Sawley, Long Eaton, Derbyshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 16. E. 9.
Cemetery: HANOVER WAR CEMETERY

Lancaster LM314 Mission to Kassel

T/O18.00 from Elsham Wolds. Crashed at Rischenau, 9 km SSE of Lügde.

W/O K R Lee DFC
F/L P J Blurton DFC (P2)
Sgt M Sheedy
P/O B F H Miller DFC
Sgt D Adams
Sgt C W Gray
Sgt C L Spink
F/Sgt G G Sveinson RCAF

DFC LG’d 28th March, 1944
Pilot Officer Bruce Fitzgerald Henry MILLER (158294), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve,
No. 103 Squadron, with effect from 17th October, 1943

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Back row: C.P. King, J.S. Partridge, A.A. Walrond, J.L.L. Yearwood, M.R. Cuke, E.W. Barrow - Front row: G.D. Cumberbatch, A.P.C. Dunlop, H.E.S. Worme, G.A. Barrow, A.O. Weekes, B.F.H. Miller.

The Barbados Second Contingent
Back row: C.P. King, J.S. Partridge, A.A. Walrond, J.L.L. Yearwood, M.R. Cuke, E.W. Barrow – Front row: G.D. Cumberbatch, A.P.C. Dunlop, H.E.S. Worme, G.A. Barrow, A.O. Weekes, B.F.H. Miller.

Subsequently killed were: Sgt. Charles Parnell King, Sgt. Arthur Adolphus Walrond, Pilot Mark Radford Cuke, Sgt. Grey Doyle Cumberbatch, Flying Officer Andrew P.C. Dunlop, Pilot Officer Bruce F.H. Miller

The First Contingent, the Harold Wright Contingent as is became known, sailed 27th July 1940 and was recruited for the forces generally. However, the Second Contingent were recruited for the RAF and departed Barbados in November 1940. The 12 men selected included Errol W. Barrow, who would survive the war, enter politics and eventually become Barbados’ first Prime Minister (1966-1976)

[Source: Barbados at War 1939-1945 by Warren Alleyne, privately published 1999, p.9]

In 2008 the Barbados Postal Service issued a set of stamps commemorating their men who served in the Royal Air Force in WW2. More »

CUKE – Mark Radford

Name: CUKE, MARK RADFORD
Initials: M R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 23
Date of Death: 17/11/1941
Service No: 1383433
Additional information: Son of the Hon. H. Archibald Cuke, M.L.C., and Isabella M. Cuke, of St. Michael, Barbados. Diploma, Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Block J. Grave 40.
Cemetery: KEMPSTON CEMETERY

Aircraft and Aircrew Casualty Information Archive for Bedfordshire

Quote:
CUKE, Sgt. (Pilot) MARK RADFORD, 1383433. RAFVR. 17th November 1941. Age 23. Son of the Hon. H. Archibald Cuke, MLC., and Isabella M Cuke, of St Michael, Barbados. Diploma Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture. Killed when Blenheim L1353 (Mk I) of 51 OTU (Cranfield) lost height after a night take-off from Cranfield and struck a tree at Salford, Beds. 23.40hrs; dark night.

His observer/navigator 811075 Sgt. (Obs/W Op) John James Green, RAF (Aux AF), 24, of Crosby, Liverpool is buried at Liverpool, Anfield) Cemetery.

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Back row: C.P. King, J.S. Partridge, A.A. Walrond, J.L.L. Yearwood, M.R. Cuke, E.W. Barrow - Front row: G.D. Cumberbatch, A.P.C. Dunlop, H.E.S. Worme, G.A. Barrow, A.O. Weekes, B.F.H. Miller.

The Barbados Second Contingent
Back row: C.P. King, J.S. Partridge, A.A. Walrond, J.L.L. Yearwood, M.R. Cuke, E.W. Barrow – Front row: G.D. Cumberbatch, A.P.C. Dunlop, H.E.S. Worme, G.A. Barrow, A.O. Weekes, B.F.H. Miller.

Subsequently killed were: Sgt. Charles Parnell King, Sgt. Arthur Adolphus Walrond, Pilot Mark Radford Cuke, Sgt. Grey Doyle Cumberbatch, Flying Officer Andrew P.C. Dunlop, Pilot Officer Bruce F.H. Miller

The First Contingent, the Harold Wright Contingent as is became known, sailed 27th July 1940 and was recruited for the forces generally. However, the Second Contingent were recruited for the RAF and departed Barbados in November 1940. The 12 men selected included Errol W. Barrow, who would survive the war, enter politics and eventually become Barbados’ first Prime Minister (1966-1976)

[Source: Barbados at War 1939-1945 by Warren Alleyne, privately published 1999, p.9]

In 2008 the Barbados Postal Service issued a set of stamps commemorating their men who served in the Royal Air Force in WW2. More »

KING – Charles Parnell

Name: KING, CHARLES PARNELL
Initials: C P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Air Bomber)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 9 Sqdn.
Date of Death: 26/06/1943
Service No: 1383417
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: British Plot 2. Grave 4.
Cemetery: HARDERWIJK GENERAL CEMETERY

Lancaster ED831 Mission to Gelsenkirchen

T/O 22.30 from Bardney. Shot down by a night-fighter and crashed at 02.19 into the IJsselmeer off Hoorn (Holland). All are buried in various Dutch Cemetries. F/O Sams, whose body was washed ashore 5th July 1943, was a graduate from Oxford University, and had reported to the Squadron from 1660 HCU on the day of the operation and was flying as second piot.

S/L A M Hobbs DFC RNZAF
F/O J H Sams (P2)
Sgt F W Sanderson
Sgt K G Mott
Sgt C P King
Sgt E C Bishop
Sgt W C Rowlands
F/Sgt W Slater

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Back row: C.P. King, J.S. Partridge, A.A. Walrond, J.L.L. Yearwood, M.R. Cuke, E.W. Barrow - Front row: G.D. Cumberbatch, A.P.C. Dunlop, H.E.S. Worme, G.A. Barrow, A.O. Weekes, B.F.H. Miller.

The Barbados Second Contingent
Back row: C.P. King, J.S. Partridge, A.A. Walrond, J.L.L. Yearwood, M.R. Cuke, E.W. Barrow – Front row: G.D. Cumberbatch, A.P.C. Dunlop, H.E.S. Worme, G.A. Barrow, A.O. Weekes, B.F.H. Miller.

Subsequently killed were: Sgt. Charles Parnell King, Sgt. Arthur Adolphus Walrond, Pilot Mark Radford Cuke, Sgt. Grey Doyle Cumberbatch, Flying Officer Andrew P.C. Dunlop, Pilot Officer Bruce F.H. Miller

The First Contingent, the Harold Wright Contingent as is became known, sailed 27th July 1940 and was recruited for the forces generally. However, the Second Contingent were recruited for the RAF and departed Barbados in November 1940. The 12 men selected included Errol W. Barrow, who would survive the war, enter politics and eventually become Barbados’ first Prime Minister (1966-1976)

[Source: Barbados at War 1939-1945 by Warren Alleyne, privately published 1999, p.9]

In 2008 the Barbados Postal Service issued a set of stamps commemorating their men who served in the Royal Air Force in WW2. More »

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Charles Parnell KING, was in the first batch of Barbadians to depart the Island for the UK as a RAF trainee Air crew.
He wa enlisted as an Air Gunner,Aftertraining received his Brevet and and was posted to an OTU,after completing the course was posted to a Bomber Squadron. He flew several ops until eventually was shot down over Holland and is buried at ‘Hardvic’ (Harderwijk?) Holland.

Little more is known of his career as the Family left  these Shores before I retuned Home from The UK.
He was a cousin to DSB Davies.

DSW Deane cousin to the two mentioned above, enlisted in Trinidad and qualified as a Pilot. On arrival in the Uk he was attached to an OTU Special Observers Training School.

On an evening training Mission on coming to land. the runway had changed and the Pilotwas unable to gain sufficient hight and consequently  crashed in the nearby sea. ALL occupants died in the Crash.

David is buried in Blacon Military Cemetery

[Derek Davies]

CUMBERBATCH – Grey Doyle

1383404 – G.D. Cumberbatch – Barbados – Sgt – Ach/W.op/A.G. – attested 31.12.40
K. 5.3.43

[Source: NA AIR 2/6876 - Nominal Roll of Coloured Candidates, October 1944]

1383404 – Sergeant – Air Bomber – RAFVR – 100 Sqn

He was the eldest child and only son of Charles WIlkinson Cumberbatch and Ocatavia Ceciliy Cumberbatch née Jordan, of St. Lucy, Barbados. He was born 2nd June 1921 and baptised 34rd July 1921 as Greystone Doyle Cumberbatch at St. Lucy Parish Church. He died 5th March 1943, aged 21. Buried in Lincolnshire, England (Grave B.2 Long Bennington (St. Swithun) Churchyard).

Member or the Barbados Second Contingent

[Source: AE]

Back row: C.P. King, J.S. Partridge, A.A. Walrond, J.L.L. Yearwood, M.R. Cuke, E.W. Barrow - Front row: G.D. Cumberbatch, A.P.C. Dunlop, H.E.S. Worme, G.A. Barrow, A.O. Weekes, B.F.H. Miller.

The Barbados Second Contingent
Back row: C.P. King, J.S. Partridge, A.A. Walrond, J.L.L. Yearwood, M.R. Cuke, E.W. Barrow – Front row: G.D. Cumberbatch, A.P.C. Dunlop, H.E.S. Worme, G.A. Barrow, A.O. Weekes, B.F.H. Miller.

Subsequently killed were: Sgt. Charles Parnell King, Sgt. Arthur Adolphus Walrond, Pilot Mark Radford Cuke, Sgt. Grey Doyle Cumberbatch, Flying Officer Andrew P.C. Dunlop, Pilot Officer Bruce F.H. Miller

The First Contingent, the Harold Wright Contingent as is became known, sailed 27th July 1940 and was recruited for the forces generally. However, the Second Contingent were recruited for the RAF and departed Barbados in November 1940. The 12 men selected included Errol W. Barrow, who would survive the war, enter politics and eventually become Barbados’ first Prime Minister (1966-1976)

[Source: Barbados at War 1939-1945 by Warren Alleyne, privately published 1999, p.9]

Name: CUMBERBATCH, GREY DOYLE
Initials: G D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Air Bomber)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 100 Sqdn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 05/03/1943
Service No: 1383404
Additional information: Son of Charles Wilkinson Cumberbatch and Octavia C. Cumberbatch, of St. Michael, Barbados.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave B.2.
Cemetery: LONG BENNINGTON (ST. SWITHUN) CHURCHYARD

Lancaster ED549 Gardening Mission

T/O 18.32 from Grimsby. Crashed at 03.08 while trying to land land at Langar Airfield, Nottinghamshire on return from a Gardening sortie. This was the first mission by 100 Squadron after they had received Lancasters and their mission area was St. Nazaire (another aircraft, ED559, crashed in the target area). All but one of the crew were killed.

F/Sgt G R Avey RCAF
Sgt B T Hallett
Sgt A H Spence
Sgt G D Cumberbatch
Sgt J Robinson
Sgt D S Davies Inj
F/Sgt R S Landry RCAF

Sgt. G.D. Cumberbatch is mentioned in “Lost Bombers” -
Lancaster ED549 Information.

A part of it is as follows:
This was 100 Sqdns first Lancaster operation and, with ED559 the first Lancaster operational losses for the Sqdn. ED549 was one of two 100 Sqdn Lancasters lost on this operation. See ED559. Airborne 1832 4Mar43 from Grimsby. Crashed 0308 4Mar43 while trying to land land at Langar Airfield, Nottinghamshire on return from a Gardening sortie. Both Canadian airmen and Sgt Cumberbatch, who came from Barbados, are buried in Long Bennington (St.Swithin) Churchyard. F/S G.R.Avey RCAF KIA Sgt B.T.Hallett KIA Sgt A.H.Spence KIA Sgt G.D.Cumberbatch KIA Sgt J.Robinson KIA Sgt D.s.Davies Inj F/S R.S.Landry RCAF KIA ”

Cumberbatch Grey Doyle Sgt RAF 1383404 21
Bomb Aimer 4/5-3-43 Lancaster ED549 Minelaying

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