DUNLOP – Andrew Peter Cathcart

119721 – Flying Officer – Dunlop – KIA 10 Dec 1942, 21 yrs,

Buried Brookwood Military Cemetery, Grave:  24.C.9
Son of William Wallace Cathcart Dunlop and Adele Marie Francoise Dunlop, of St. Johns, Barbados; stepson of John Cecil Wippell, of Cross Roads, Jamaica.

[Source: The Trinidad Guardian 12 Mar 1943 from The West India Committee Circular - February 1943, courtesy Jerome Lee, CMHA]

Name: DUNLOP, ANDREW PETER CATHCART
Initials: A P C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flying Officer
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 21
Date of Death: 10/12/1942
Service No: 119721
Additional information: Son of William Wallace Cathcart Dunlop and Adele Marie Francoise Dunlop, of St. Johns, Barbados; stepson of John Cecil Wippell, of Cross Roads, Jamaica.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 24. C. 9.
Cemetery: BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY

Killed on Active Service – haven’t found any details yet

Whitley V – serial AD699 of 10 OTU crashed Church Farm near Little Whittenham, Berkshire, 9 miles SSE of Oxford

Was educated at the Lodge School, Barbados. Peter was in Barbados at the outbreak of World War II and in 1940 volunteered for active service. He was part of the second contingent, recruited by a prominent citizen of Barbados named Harold Wright (who himself was a veteran of World War I), who launched a fund bearing his name, for the recruitment of volunteers to serve overseas. Andrew became a Flying Officer in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He was killed in an aeroplane crash in 1942. Peter is remembered with honour at Brookwood Military Cemetery in Surrey, England.

[Source: www.WW2chat.com]

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 »

WALROND – Arthur A.

1383413 – A.A. Walrond – Barbados – Sgt – Ach/W.Op/A.G. – attested 31.12.40
Missing August 1943 – D.F. 29.6.43

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

Sergeant Arthur Walrond from Barbados, wireless operator/air gunner of a Stirling Bomber.  Killed on night of 29 June 1943, on a bombing raid over Germany.

He has an encounter with American soldier in June 23, 1943 in a dance hall for inviting a white girl to dance with him – a fight broke out. He complainted about his treatment in a letter to the Government on June 29 but was killed that same night over Germany.

[Source: AE]

Name: WALROND, ARTHUR ADOLPHUS
Initials: A A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 15 Sqdn.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 29/06/1943
Service No: 1383413
Additional information: Son of Richard Humphrey and Sarah Walrond; husband of Ena Louise Walrond, of St. Michael, Barbados.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave 6. D. 1-20.
Cemetery: HEVERLEE WAR CEMETERY

Stirling BK694 Mission to Cologne

T/O 23.50 from Mildenhall. Shot down by a night-fighter (Hptm Werner Hoffman, 4./NJG5) and crashed 02.20 at Lommel (Limburg), Belgium. Those killed were taken to St-Truiden for burial on 1st July 1943. They were subsequently re-interred in the Heverlee War Cemetery. In civilian life Sgt Keen was an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. His W/Op, came from St Michaels on Barbados. All but one of the crew were killed

Sgt J B Keen
Sgt G A Pryke
Sgt P F P.Venton
F/Sgt J D Duckett RNZAF PoW “No.308″
Sgt A A Walrond
Sgt W G Johnson
Sgt D Thomas

[Source: www.WW2chat.com]

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 »

[Trinidad Guardian 18 January 1944 - Courtesy Jerome Lee, CMHA]

HYNAM – Winston Kitchener (Pony)

Winston Kitchener Hynam, 103 Squadron, was awarded the DFM in November 1942 while Sergeant. He was described as an impurturbable and reliable NCO who has served as Wireless Operator/Front Gunner, and Bomb Aimer.

In December 1943, now Pilot Officer with 100 Squadron, he was awarded the DFC.

Possibly his RAF numbers: 1283669 when Sergeant and 155808 when Pilot Officer (promoted September 1943?) .

He is the only West Indian to hold both the DFM and DFC.

Used to be Warden of West Indian Students Centre in Earls Court in 1980.

[Source: AE]

Military History of Barbados 1627-2007 by Major Hartland

Matthew McKinnon is the grandson of Winston Kitchener Hynam. He kindly sent us the photographs below – including images of his logbook. ‘Pony’ Hynam died in 1991 and his widow Doris Hynam passed away in early 2008. They are survived by their daughters Roma and Carole. Mr. McKinnon informs us that Winston was the Warden (and resident, in the top floor flat) of the West Indian Students Centre from 1954 until 1980, where he got to know Cy Grant (who also flew with 103 Squadron) when he would visit.

Click on any picture to enlarge.

Pony 1

‘Pony’ Hynam

Pony 2

 

Group 4

Air Gunners Course

Group 5
Group 1
Group 2

No.50 Bombing Leaders Course, Manby 1943

Missions

List of missions

Recommendation

Recommendation for DFM

Pony & Molly

Pony & Doris Molynyeaux a.k.a. ‘Molly’, the future Mrs. Hynam

 

Plaque 2 Plaque 1

YEARWOOD – Campbell

Flight Lieutenant – Pilot – 74 Sqn, 26? – Mustang

Educated in Barbados, Volunteer Trinidad ETS, trained Piarco. Flew PR missions in Typhoon over V1 sites. Died of cancer 1986, buried in Barbados

[Source: CMHA]

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]


Top 2nd from left: Campbell Yearwood; Bottom left: John Shirley
[Courtesy: Family of F/O John Shirley & Aircrew Remembrance Society]

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

SKINNER – John R.

177651 – Flying Officer – Pilot – 517 Sqn – Halifax N24…- KIA at 23 on 2 October 1945

Halifax, piloted by Skinner, took off at 2335hrs on 1 Oct 1945 on an operational meteorological sortie. A/C failed to return. Probably ditched in the sea. Body never recovered. Son of Robert and Millicent Skinner; husband of Daphne Gwendoline Skinner, of Newbury, Berkshire.

[Source: CMHA]

WEEKES – Arthur O.

Flying Officer Arthur O. Weeks, from Barbados, and Flight Sergeant Collins A Joseph of Trinidad, photographed while serving as pilots with No 132 Squadron RAF Fighter Command in 1943.
[Copyright: Air Historical Branch (11478)]

Flying Officer – pilot – 132 Sqn Fighter Command (1943) – Spitfire

[Source: MOD]

Flight Lieutenant

[Source: CG]
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 »

PROVERBS – Keith Gordon

97664 – Pilot Officer – Pilot – 517 Sqn, Coastal Command – Halifax RG380 – KIA at 27

Volunteer Trinidad ETS, trained Piarco, Flt Instructor, 2 Tours, Crashed in high ground in bad visibility at 1957hrs on 10 Sep 45, south west of Williton, Somerset. All crew perished – Son of Ivan Gordon Proverbs and Nelly Kathleen Proverbs, of Bridgetown, Barbados.

[Source: CMHA]

605473 – K.G. Proverbs – Trinidad – attested 28.7.42 – Sgt. Pilot UK 5.1.4

[Source: NA AIR 2/6876]

Name: PROVERBS, KEITH GORDON
Initials: K G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Pilot Officer (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 517 Sqdn.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 10/09/1945
Service No: 197664
Additional information: Son of Ivan Gordon Proverbs and Nelly Kathleen Proverbs, of Bridgetown, Barbados.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 39. Sec. H. Row D. Grave 249.
Cemetery: BATH (HAYCOMBE) CEMETERY

Halifax RG380 on a Met flight. Hit high ground on approach Weston Zoyland and crashed Crowcombe Park, Quantocks, Somerset. Also killed: J.J.F. Hobden, 154868 – L.G. McMillan, 153580 – P.A. Bee, 191540 – R.D. Cartwright, 1471979 – R.W. Vinton, 1608294 – D.N. Everett, 1154488 – L.G. Groves, 1483506 (of Meteo Office Brawdy) and J.McI.B. Gordon, 1825115 (of Meteo Office Brawdy).

[Source: www.WW2chat.com]

DEANE – David Sewall Wooding

605479 – Sergeant – Pilot – 2 AFU – Anson – KIA at 26

Volunteer UK; Anson instructor. Anson N9718 of No 2 AFU, flown by Sgt Deane crashed 1/2 mile from Millom Coast Guard Station at 0030hrs on 22 Sep 1943. All 5 crew members perished. Buried Chester (Blacon) Cemetery, Chester; Sect A, Grave 501 – Son of Fredrick Gustave Wooding Deane and of Maud Gorring Deane (nee Batson), of Barbados.

[Source: CMHA]

605479 – D.S. Deane – Trinidad – attested 28.7.42 – Sgt. Pilot UK 5.7.43
Killed (FA) 29.4.43

[Source: NA AIR 2/6876]

Name: DEANE, DAVID SEWALL WOODING
Initials: D S W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Age: 26
Date of Death: 22/09/1943
Service No: 605479
Additional information: Son of Fredrick Gustave Wooding Deane and of Maud Gorring Deane (nee Batson), of Barbados.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. A. Grave 501.
Cemetery: CHESTER (BLACON) CEMETERY

Anson of 2 AFU serial N9718 crashed into sea off Millom Coastguard Station, Cumberland. Also killed: L.S. Gibson, RCAF J/27481 – D. Clayton, 1288501 and W. Dowling, 1562767.

[Source: www.WW2chat.com]

DSW Deane cousin to Charles Parnell King and DSB Davies.
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

[Trinidad Guardian 18 January 1944 - Courtesy Jerome Lee, CMHA]

CARTER – Geofrey William

132305 – Flight Lieutenant – Pilot – 18 Sqn – Boston – KIA at 26 – Caserta War Cemetery, Italy

Volunteer ETS; Trained at Piarco; KIA on 16 Mar 1944. Engaged on recce operational sortie Cassino-Frosinone area, crash laned at Macianise airfield at 2047hrs ; Boston BZ2375. Crew of 4 perished. Buried Caserta War cemetery, Italy, Plot 7, Row C, Grave 18 Son of William Howard Carter and Edna Lovell Carter, of Barbados, British West Indies.

[Source: CMHA, CG]

Name: CARTER, GEOFFREY WILIAM
Initials: G W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flight Lieutenant (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 18 Sqdn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 16/03/1944
Service No: 132305
Additional information: Son of William Howard Carter and Edna Lovell Carter, of Barbados, British West Indies.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VII, C, 18.
Cemetery: CASERTA WAR CEMETERY

Very possible candidate: Boston III – serial BZ375 – hit trees on take-off at night Marcianise, which is very close to the cemetary.

[Source: www.WW2chat.com (CWGC)]

MAHON – Michael Stanley Reece

J87637 – Flying Officer – RCAF – KIA 21/9-1944 (at 28) – Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, UK

[Source: CG, CWGC]

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