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Hemsley, G. W., F/Sgt., 1941

Photo: Brian Chandler

In Blyth (Cowpen) Cemetery is the Commonwealth War Grave of:

628516 Flight Sergeant
G.W. Hemsley
Wireless Operator / Air Gunner
Royal Air Force
7th August 1941 age 21.

Simon Glancey has submitted the following:

F/Agt. Hemsley was killed when Avro Anson R9584 ZT-J of 20 O.T.U. (Operational Training Unit), which was lost on a training flight. The Anson suffered an engine failure, and crashed into high ground at Glen Avon, in the Cairngorms, with the loss of all six crew and two passengers.

George William Hemsley is remembered in Blyth on B42.23

An account of the crash
The CWGC entry for Flight Sergeant Hemsley

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk