A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- G G O James -


Gerald Griffiths Oakes James, son of Col. Ernest James, DSO, OBE, MC, and Gladys Ethel James, of Patcham, Brighton, Sussex

Service details

Flying Officer J4107 G G O James, Royal Canadian Air Force

CWGC record ...

His name is recorded on the Bembridge War Memorial and at Bembridge Holy Trinity Church

Date of Death :2nd July 1942
Where buried or commemorated :Runnymede Memorial
Aircraft :Handley Page Hampden of 415 Sqn
Crew : unknown

415 Sqn was formed at Thorney Island, Hampshire on 21st August 1941, for a torpedo and bomber role within Coastal Command, with a remit to attack enemy shipping and ports from bases at Thorney Island, St Eval and North Coates. Flying Officer James was presumed lost at sea with no known grave. His name appears on the Bembridge War Memorial.

Information provided by John Bloodworth

His nationality is given as Canadian; he is listed in the Remembrance Books of London, Ontario, Canada, at City Hall.


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