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623929   Sergeant William Edward Callaghan
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 21/08/2019
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 220 Squadron, Royal Air Force (British Air Force)
Died: 27/12/1940 (Killed in Action)
Age: 19
William Edward Callaghan was the son of Edward and Evelyn Callaghan. He was born about 1921. William Callaghan was serving with 220 Squadron of R.A.F Coastal Command as a member of the aircrew onboard a Hudson II. On the evening of 27th December 1940, the aircraft ran out of fuel whilst returning to base. The crew abandoned the aircraft by parachute two to three miles from the coast. Sergeant Callaghan was one of two men to be lost at sea. He was 19 years old.
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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.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW2 322
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 Cornwall's War History Brief details of Sergeant Callaghan including photos
2 Lurgan Ancestry Brief details of Sergeant William Edward Callaghan
3 National Archives UK Details of air crash can be purchased here
4 RAF Commands Details of air crash
5 Runnymede - panel 12 Middle Photo of Sergeant William Edward Callaghan's inscription
6 St Eval Book of Remembrance Listed in St. Eval Book of Remembrance 1940 (Book 1)
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023