MERRY – David

135135 – Flying Officer – Pilot – 36 RAF FS, Penhold, Alberta – Oxford X6734 – KIA at 21

Educated at QRC, played cricket & football for QRC, played cricket for Trinidad. FO Merry as instructor in Oxford X6734 of 36 FS crashed amongst the trees and burnt out two miles south of Penhold airport. The accident occured at approx. 2335hrs on 4th May 1944. The pilot lost his life after ordering his pupils to parachute to safety and remaining behind to hold a/c steady so they could get out. Son of the Venerable Francis Lee Merry, B.A. and Mary Graham Merry, of Port of Spain, Trinidad.

[Source: CMHA]

Name: MERRY, DAVID
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flying Officer
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 21
Date of Death: 04/05/1944
Service No: 135135
Additional information: Son of the Venerable Francis Lee Merry, B.A. and Mary Graham Merry, of Port of Spain, Trinidad.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Lot 7. Block F.
Cemetery: RED DEER CEMETERY

[Source: www.WW2chat.com]

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