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Richard Lewis Mellish

In memory of:

Observer Richard Lewis Mellish

May 24, 1942

Tavistock, South Devon, England

Military Service


Service Number:

R/81078

Age:

21

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

207 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of Richard and Beatrice Mellish, of Armstrong, British Columbia.

Commemorated on Page 98 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BUCKLAND MONACHORUM CEMETERY
Devon, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Sec. R. 1. Grave 2.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Grave Marker– Sgt. Mellish's grave at Buckland Monochorum cemetery in Devon, UK, photographed on Jan. 25, 2017. He died in an RCAF/RAF crash near here on return from a 1942 mission  at the age of 21. Photo courtesy of Rona Leduc.
  • Group Photo– This is an image of my mother Rona Williamson, later Leduc, as a nurse-probationer, with her then fiancé Richard Mellish, taken about 1941 before he left for Britain to serve in the RCAF/RAF. My mother died in 2017 and I hereby give permission for this photo to be reproduced on the Virtual War Memorial website for Richard Mellish. Photo courtesy of Joanne Sawadsky.
  • Group Photo– This photo is of my uncle Richard Mellish, known as Uncle Richie, Dick or Son. He was the third oldest son of Beatrice and Richard Mellish's children, Majorie, Noreen, Richard, Lorna, and Bert, who are all now deceased. This image is of him with his youngest sibling, Bert, in about 1941. As closest living relative, I give specific permission for the photo of Bert to appear. Photo courtesy of Leonard Glaicar.
  • Group Photo– This photo is of my uncle, Richard Mellish, and an unknown friend on his left. Richard also known as Uncle Richie, Dick or Son was the third oldest son of Beatrice and Richard Mellish, his sibling were Marjorie, Noreen, Richard, Lorna, and Bert, who are all now deceased. Photo courtesy of Leonard Glaicar.
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Observer Richard Lewis Mellish is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Observer Richard Lewis Mellish is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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