A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- P A G Finch -


Patrick Austen Gwyer Finch; Son of Frederick Henry and Dorothy Finch, of Garruchos, Corrientes, Argentina. His brother, Cyril Allan Finch, also died on service. CWGC record ... for C A Finch.

Service details

Sergeant (Pilot) 1280951 Patrick Austen Gwyer Finch, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

CWGC record ...

His name is recorded on the Bembridge School War Memorial

Date of Death :26th March 1942
Where buried or commemorated :Warnsveld (Wichmond) General Cemetery,
The Netherlands
Aircraft :Vickers Wellington Mk III
X3604 KO-Y
115 Sqn.
Crew :
Pilot Officer (Pilot) G G SoamesCWGC record ...
Sgt (Pilot) P A G FinchCWGC record ...
Sgt (Observer) W MogfordCWGC record ...
Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) V C BakerCWGC record ...
Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) A BurnsCWGC record ...
Sgt (Air Gnr.) R FreakCWGC record ...

The aircraft took off from RAF Marham, and came down near the small town of Dieren Gelderland, 14 km north east of Arnhem. All the crew are buried at Warnsveld (Wichmond) General Cemetery.

Patrick Finch had been a pupil at Bembridge School.

Information provided by John Bloodworth


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