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Ellison, R.C., Pt/Off, 1943

Photo: Brian Chandler

On the Runnymede Memorial is the name of 147969 Pilot Officer Richard Campbell Ellison, serving with the Royal Air Force, who died 12/06/1943.

In Seghill (Holy Trinity) Churchyard) is a family headstone which reads:

(The top line cannot be read from the photo)
Hannah Ellison
P/O R.C. Ellison R.C.A.F. R.A.
Son of the above
Killed in action 11-12 June 1943.

Simon Glancey has submitted the following:

P/O Ellison was the pilot of Vickers Wellington X HZ355 AL-G of 429 (R.C.A.F.) Squadron, which was lost on a mission to Dusseldorf. It was shot down by a Luftwaffe night fighter flown by Ofw. Reinhard Kollak, of III./NJG4, and crashed some 9 miles east south east of Limburg. Of the five crew, only Ellison was killed - the other four ended up as P.o.W.s.
Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War: 1943;W.R. Chorley; 1996; Midland Counties Publications; ISBN 0 904597 90 3, page 179

Richard Campbell Ellison is remembered in Blyth on B42.19 and at New Hartley on N50.03 and N50.04.

The CWGC entry for Pilot Officer Ellison

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