Service Details
Name:
MORISSE
Given Name:
ARCHIE WALTER RUSSELL
Initials:
A W R
Service No:
101467
Rank:
Flying Officer
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Regiment:
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
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Unit:
502 Sqdn.
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Date of Death:
1942-10-10
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Date of Birth:
1915-12-29
Age:
26
Cause of Death:
Killed in action, in Whitley EB 329, took off from RAF Station St Eval, Cornwall, at 1105 hours on 10 October 1942, for an anti submarine sweep. The aircraft was later diverted from patrol to attack an enemy vessel. The aircraft acknowledged sighting the vessel at 1632 hours but did not acknowledge a request for amplification of its sighting report. At 1634 hours a third class bearing was obtained from St Eval of 223 degrees. Nothing further was heard from the aircraft which did not return to base.
Additional
Information:
Born 29/12/1915. Educated at St. Andrew's College, Grahamstown. At college February 1931-December 1934; Mullins. College Prefect. 2nd XI (capt.), 2nd XV, Boxing Colours (Capt.), J.C. 2 '31. Matric. Feb. '34. He went to London to study Aeronautics.
Commemoration
Country:
United Kingdom
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Locality:
Surrey
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Cemetery:
RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
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Grave Reference:
Panel 67.

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