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Henry Lawrence Davis

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant Henry Lawrence Davis

May 28, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

R/85807

Age:

29

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information


Son of John H. Davis and Gladys E. Davis, of Utopia, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 68 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

TOWYN CEMETERY
Merioneth, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Class 2. Row 7. Grave 336.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant Henry Lawrence Davis is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant Henry Lawrence Davis is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Annually, in about October and November, banners are displayed in Barrie, Ontario, to commemorate local war dead.  Pictured here is a banner in memory of Flight Sergeant H.L. Davis.  On May 28, 1942, F/Sgt Davis was serving in No. 1443 (Ferry Training) Flight, stationed at RAF Harwell, England; he was flying as the 2nd pilot of a Wellington bomber, engaged in a fuel consumption test flight in preparation for ferrying the aircraft to the Middle East.  Near Dolgellau, Merionethshire (now Gwynedd), Wales, the aircraft entered cloud and flew into the northeast face of Mynydd Moel, impacting the mountain just below its summit.  All the airmen aboard were killed, including another Canadian, an Australian and three Britons.  (Image taken by Gregory J. Barker of Barrie, Ontario, in 2020.)
  • Photo of Henry Lawrence Davis– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Biography– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker

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