DuBOLAY – Denis Claude Desmond

Pilot Officer – Air gunner – RCAF – KIA at 20 in 1943 – buried at Commonwealth War Cemetary in Berlin, Germany

[Source: St. Lucia website]

DULIEU – Henry Eugene Middleton

Flight Sergeant – RAF – Navigator – died at 34 in 1943 – Buried at Commonwealth War Cemetery in Berin, Germany

[Source: St. Lucia website]

SHINGLETON-SMITH – David

RAF – died at 19 in 1943 – buried Cheltenham Cemetery, UK

[Source: St. Lucia website]

BARROW – Errol Walton

1383402 – E.W. Barrow – Barbados – Ach/W.Op/A.G. – attested 31.12.40

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

Flying Officer – Became Prime Minister of Barbados

[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 »

Flying Officer

Enlisted in the RAF on 31 December 1940 and flew some 45 operational bombing missions over the European Theatre. By 1945 he had risen to the rank of Flying Officer and was appointed as personal navigator to the Commander in Chief of the British Zone of occupied Germany, Sir William Sholto Douglas.

[Source: Wikipedia]

Military History of Barbados 1627-2007 by Major Hartland

Flying Officer Errol Walton Barrow of  Barbados(21 January 1920 – 1 June 1987) became his country’s first Prime Minister in 1966.Barrow enlisted in the RAF on 31 December 1940 and flew some 45 operational bombing missions . By 1945 he had risen to the rank of Flying Officer and was appointed as personal navigator to the Commander in Chief of the British Zone of occupied Germany, Sir William Sholto Douglas. After the war he studied Law and Economics concurrently, taking degrees in 1949 and 1950 respectively. He also served during that time as Chairman of the Council of Colonial Students where his contemporaries included Forbes Burnham, Michael Manley, Pierre Trudeau, and Lee Kwan Yew, all destined to become political leaders in their home countries. Barrow served as Premier of Barbados from 1961 until 1966 when, after leading the country to independence from Great Britain, he became Prime Minister. He served continuously in that capacity as well as stints as Minister of Finance, and Minister of Foreign Affairs for the next ten years. He was a dedicated proponent of regional integration, spearheading the foundation of the Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA) in 1965. Eight years later CARIFTA evolved into the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), when Barrow, together with Forbes Burnham of Guyana, Dr. Eric Williams of Trinidad and Michael Manley of Jamaica enacted the treaty of Chaguaramas to bolster political and economic relations between the English-speaking Caribbean territories.

FONSECA – Donald Everton

Name: FONSECA, DONALD EVERTON
Initials: D E
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Pilot Officer (Nav.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force
Unit: 207 Sqn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 21/04/1944
Service No: J/85529
Additional information: Son of Rupert Everton Fonseca and Bertha Ann Catherine Fonseca, of Crossroads, Jamaica.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 16. Row 8. Grave 5.
Cemetery: CLICHY NORTHERN CEMETERY

Lancaster ND564 Mission to La Chapelle

T/O 22.12 Spilsby to bomb railway yards. All but F/Sgt Moss were killed

P/O J T Burgess RAAF
Sgt J E N Smith
WO2 D E Fonseca RCAF
F/Sgt H W Moss Evd
Sgt R C Robinson
P/O D R Dearman DFC
Sgt M O’Connor

[Source: www.WW2chat.com]

ROBERTSON – James Duncan Alexander

Name: ROBERTSON, JAMES DUNCAN ALEXANDER
Initials: J D A
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Flying Officer
Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force
Unitt: 160 Sqn
Age: 22
Date of Death: 01/05/1945
Service No: J/29252
Awards: D F C
Additional information: Son of Frederick Henry Robertson and Madge Robertson,(nee Goodey) of St Andrew, Jamaica.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 456.
Memorial: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL

Liberator GR.V BZ868 Ran out of fuel and ditched 100 mi SE of Trincomalee, Ceylon May 1, 1945.

S/L D G M Joy
F/O F L Newby
F/O J D A Robertson
F/O R L Freeman
W/O P R Arscott
W/O C N Fisher
F/S J L MacDonald
F/S G P Brown

From the Squadron ORB:

Three American Mk. 36 mines were dropped between positions 011342N 1033330(?)E and 011330N 1033620(?)E. On return journey when in position 0710(?) 830?E all engines failed and captain glided aircraft from ???? feet to sea level, levelled out and ditched. The crew got out with the exception of J29???F/O D. J. A. Robertson (Nav) who was not again seen. The Captain Can C12?? S/Ldr D. G. M. Joy suffered from sever head injuries in the ditching and died in the water. Aus. 414878(?) W/O P. D? Arscott (Wop/AG) was drowned. The remainder of the crew were in the water approx. 8 hrs until being picked up by HSL after sighting A/C.

http://www.rquirk.com/160oper/160sqdn1945bknmar07.pdf

[Source: www.WW2chat.com]

LAWRENCE – Arthur Henry

Name: LAWRENCE, ARTHUR HENRY
Initials: A H
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Flight Sergeant (Air Obs.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force
Unit: 144 Sqn
Age: 33
Date of Death: 08/12/1941
Service No: R/69780
Additional information: Son of Ambrose Finlason Lawrence and Louise Beatrice Lawrence, of Halfway Tree, Jamaica.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave 3. F. 15-18.
Cemetery: HEVERLEE WAR CEMETERY

Hampden AD791 Mission to Aachen. All crew killed

Sgt F K Calcutt
Sgt A H Lawrence RCAF
Sgt R E Hirons
Sgt G Barnes

[Source: www.WW2chat.com]

JOHNSON – John Rudolph

Name: JOHNSON, JOHN RUDOLPH Initials: J R Nationality: Canadian Rank: Sergeant Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force Unit: 76 Sqn. Date of Death: 31/10/1941 Service No: R/56089 Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 61. Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL Halifax L9602 NP-N Mission to Dunkirk, believed to have ditched in sea. All crew killed Sgt C S O’Brien RCAF P/O N F McLean RNZAF Sgt J R Johnson RCAF F/Sgt J Flannigan P/O F C Brooks RCAF Sgt C E Wood Sgt J Mycock

[Source: www.WW2chat.com, RCAF casuality list]

[Clipping: courtesy Alieneyes]

CARYLL – Ian Brian

Name: CARYLL, IAN BRIAN
Initials: I B
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Flight Sergeant (Air Gnr.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force
Unit Text: 156 (R.A.F.) Sqdn.
Date of Death: 29/07/1942
Service No: R/74777
Additional information: Son of Linda M. Caryll of St. Andrew, Jamaica, and the late Caryl G B Caryll.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 14. F. 10.
Cemetery: BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY

Wellington BJ592 of 156 Squadron

T/O 23.01 from Alconbury. Crashed in the vicinity of Oldenburg, where the crew were originally buried. They have been subsequently re-interred in Becklingen War Cemetery. Entire crew killed

F/L J C M Wilson AFC
P/O G F R Cooke
F/Sgt J M M R Theberge RCAF
Sgt G M Clark RCAF
Sgt D Fenton RCAF
F/Sgt I B Caryll RCAF

[Source: www.WW2chat.com]

WOOLER – Herbert Basil

Name: WOOLER, HERBERT BASIL
Initials: H B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Pilot Officer (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 406 (R.C.A.F.) Sqdn
Age: 22
Date of Death: 08/01/1942
Service No: 103600
Additional information: Son of Edmund Upton Wooler, and of Dorothy Gladys Wooler, of Halfway Tree, St. Andrew, Jamaica.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. H. Grave 290.
Cemetery: CHEVINGTON CEMETERY

Beaufighter T3037 on GCI exercise crashed near the Stobswood colliery, Widderington, Northumberland. Also killed Sgt T. Williams – 620942.

[Source: www.WW2chat.com]

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