Service Details
Name:
GUEST
Given Name:
ERNEST MELVILLE CHARLES
Initials:
E M C
Service No:
33501
Rank:
Flight Lieutenant
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Regiment:
Royal Air Force
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Unit:
53 Sqdn.
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Date of Death:
1943-10-04
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Age:
23
Cause of Death:
Killed in action. His aircraft and another aircraft were sent out on an anti-submarine patrol. They were attacked by six JU88s. The other aircraft sought the protection of the clouds but Melville decided to fight it out.
Decorations:
D F C, Mentioned in Despatches (twice)
Citations:
LG 26 May 1942 pg. 2289 - "This officer has now completed over 1,000 hours operational flying. His qualities of endurance are phenomenal, his ability as a pilot is exceptional, and his devotion to duty is of the highest order. All his work has been done quietly and efficiently. He has set an excellent example to the younger pilots of the Squadron." MID LG 24 September 1941 pg. 5573, 2nd MID LG 11 June 1942 pg. 2519
Additional
Information:
Son of Colonel the Hon. Sir Ernest Lucas Guest, K.B.E., C.M.G., C.V.O., and Lady Edith May Guest, of Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia; husband of Kathrine Mary Guest, of Pannal, Yorkshire. On Ruzawi Preparatory School War Memorial, near Marandellas, Rhodesia. Remembered on Diocesan College Roll of Honour. He attended Diocesan College 1933-37. His uncle (WW1) and twin brother (WW2) also died in service
Commemoration
Country:
United Kingdom
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Locality:
Surrey
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Cemetery:
RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
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Grave Reference:
Panel 119.

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