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Walter Cyril Vatcher

In memory of:

Flying Officer Walter Cyril Vatcher

July 26, 1944

Caen, France

Military Service


Service Number:

146339

Age:

24

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Air Force

Division:

174 Squadron

Citation(s):

Distinguished Flying Cross, Award effective 25 July 1944 as per London Gazette dated 18 September 1945. This officer has operated with this squadron since March, 1942, and took part in the attack on Dieppe. Since then he has participated in many varied operations and has completed a large number of sorties over enemy occupied territory involving the bombing of well defended targets such as airfields, military installations and shipping. Since April 1944, he has acted as flight leader and since the invasion of Normandy has done fine work attacking enemy tanks and transport columns. On all his missions he has operated with great keenness in the face of heavy opposition. Mentioned in despatches, awarded as per London Gazette dated 1 January 1943.

Additional Information


Enlistment:

July 20, 1940

Son of Frederick and Ada Maud Vatcher, of Rose Blanche, Newfoundland.

Commemorated on Page 202 of the Newfoundland Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

VIII. E. 3.

Location:

Banneville-la-Campagne is a village of Normandy, in the Department of the Calvados, some 10 kilometres east of Caen on the road towards Pont Audemer and Pont l'Eveque. The BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY is some 450 metres west of the village, on the south side of the road to Caen, and about 110 metres from the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Photo of WALTER CYRIL VATCHER– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of WALTER CYRIL VATCHER– Walter and Austin Vatcher. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me

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