De FREITAS – Henry Anslem

1393818 – Flight Sergeant – Pilot – 59 OTU – Hurricane – KIA at 26

Volunteer UK; Hurricane AG111 crashed at 1500hrs 5 May 1943 4 miles from Donnington Airfield. Pilot killed in accident. Buried Perth Wellshill Cemetery, Scotland, Section 0, Jeanfield division, grave 15. Son of Henry Alexander and Jesamina de Freitas; husband of Helen de Freitas, of Perth. B.Sc.

[Source: CMHA]

5. Henry Anselm de Freitas. Born abt 1917 in Trinidad, WI.[20] Henry Anselm died in United Kingdom on 6 May 1943; he was 26.[20] Buried in Perth (Wellshill) Cemetery, Div. Grave 15. Served in the military.

Military: Flight Sergeant, Pilot, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
ID # 1393818[20]


First West Indian to be Awarded the Air Force Medal. The Air Force Medal is awarded to non-commissioned officers and men for an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty performed whilst flying, though not in active operations against the enemy.[32].

[Source: Rootsweb]

One addition to “De FREITAS – Henry Anslem”

  1. Ian Abraham adds:

    His mother’s name was Jesamina not Josephine.

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