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623929   Sergeant William Edward Callaghan
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 24/11/2018
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 220 Squadron, Royal Air Force (British Air Force)
Died: 27/12/1940 (Killed in Action)
Age: 19
Sergeant William Edward Callaghan was the son of Edward and Evelyn Callaghan, of Portadown, Co. Armagh. He was a member of Ballindrum Pipe Band, Moneymore. William Callaghan was serving with the R.A.F, Coastal Command as a member of the aircrew onboard a Hudson II (T9373). During a night patrol on 27th December 1940, the aircraft ran out of fuel. The crew abandoned and the Hudson crashed. Sergeant William Callaghan was thought to have been lost at sea.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Runnymede Memorial
  Runnymede, Surrey, 
Grave Ref: Panel 12
CWGC Casualty 1531067
This Memorial overlooks the River Thames on Cooper's Hill at Englefield Green between Windsor and Egham on the A308, 4 miles from Windsor.
References and Links
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1 Cornwall's War History Brief details of Sergeant Callaghan including photos
2 Lurgan Ancestry Brief details of Sergeant William Edward Callaghan
3 Runnymede - panel 12 Middle Photo of Sergeant William Edward Callaghan's inscription
4 St Eval Book of Remembrance Listed in St. Eval Book of Remembrance 1940 (Book 1)
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2019