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Elliott, B.S.W., Sgt. Ft. Eng., 1944

Photo: Brian Chandler

In Durnbach War Cemetery is the Commonwealth War Grave of 1594207 Sergeant (Flight Engineer) Bernard Stanley Winskill Elliott, serving with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died 25/07/1944.

In Blyth Cemetery is a family headstone which reads:

To the memory of
Sophie Winskill Elliott,
dearly loved daughter of
Robert W. & Sophia Elliott
died Nov. 5th 1928 aged 22 years.
Also Henry W.
beloved son of the above
died March 6th 1914 aged 2 years.
Also the above
Robert W. Elliott
died Nov. 26 1934, aged 62 years.
Also Ann Elder
granddaughter of the above
died May 12th 1943, aged 4 years
Also Flt. Eng. Sgt. Bernard
W.S. Elliott
dearly beloved son of the above
killed over Stuttgart
interred at Albrom, Germany
July 25th 1944 aged 30 years.
Also the above
Sophia Elliott
died Sept. 4 1951 aged 78 years.
Alfred W. Elliott
dearly loved son of the above
died Feb. 28 1991, aged 86 years.
"Peace, perfect peace".

Simon Glancey has submitted the following:

Sgt. Elliott was the Flight Engineer aboard Avro Lancaster III ND634 AS-U of 166 Squadron, which was lost on a mission to Stuttgart. The Lancaster is believed to have been the victim of a Luftwaffe night fighter flown by Obst. Helmut Lent. It crashed at Olbronn, some 7 miles north north east of Pforzheim, with the loss of all seven crew members.
Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War: 1944; W.R. Chorley; 1997; Midland Counties Publications; ISBN 0 904597 91 1, page 349

He is remembered in Blyth on B42.23, where his name is spelled "Elliot", and in Newcastle on NUT158

The CWGC entry for Sergeant Flight Engineer Elliott

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