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Richard James Bennell

In memory of:

Wing Commander Richard James Bennell

March 9, 1944

Military Service

Service Number:





Air Force


Royal Canadian Air Force


418 Sqdn.

Honours and Awards:

Distinguished Flying Cross

Additional Information

Son of James Charles and Bessie Bennell, of Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire.

Commemorated on Page 247 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Manche, France

Grave Reference:

Row A. Grave 3.


The village and commune of Lessay, on the west coast of the Cherbourg peninsula, is 36 kilometres north-west of St. Lo. The communal cemetery is south of the village on the D.2 road to Coutances. There are 5 Commonwealth burials of the 1939-1945 war here, near the north wall, on the right of the main path from the entrance.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of RICHARD JAMES BENNELL– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave Marker– Photo provided by The Commonwealth Roll Of Honour Project. Volunteer Geoffrey Carver

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