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131970   Flying Officer Andrew Alexander Henry
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 17/07/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 50 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (British Air Force)
Date Of Birth: 22/04/1922
Died: 10/05/1944 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
Andrew Alexander Henry was the son of Robert and Elizabeth Henry. Alec Henry was born on 22nd April 1922. Prior to the Second World War Alec worked as a Petroleum Officer in the Civil Service. Alec Henry served with the 50th Squadron of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Flying Officer Andrew Alexander Henry was flying his 34th sortee on the night of the 10th May 1944 when his Lancaster bomber was shot down over the east of the city of Lille in France whilst attacking the rail yards.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Forest-sur-Marque Communal Cemetery
  Forest-sur-Marque, Nord, 4
Grave Ref: Grave 1-3
CWGC Casualty 2276604
Forest-sur-Marque is a village about 9 kilometres east of Lille, a major town in the north of France, and 6 kilometres south of Roubaix. The Communal Cemetery is at the southern end of the village on the main road (N952) to Ascq. From the church in Forest-sur-Marque head south on the D952 and the cemetery will be found 700 metres along on the left. The Commonwealth plot is opposite the main gate in the right hand corner.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWII - North Panel Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW2 364
References and Links
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1 Bomber Command Details of flight and crash
2 Imperial War Museum Private Papers of Pilot Officer J H Mason
3 RAF Commands Details of crew and air crash
4 Remembering My Soldiers Large photos of all CWGC headstones in cemetery (pic04)
5 World War Two Cemeteries Grave photo
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023