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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Lewis Rossner -

Unknown person Name : Lewis Rossner

Son of : Carl Christopher Archibald Rossner (died 1916) and Millicent Rossner (née Matthews). Millicent Rossner remarried in 1923, George Victor Charlo.

Born : 1914 (registered Barnet, Sep 1914 qtr).

  Service Details :

Flying Officer 131150 (Pilot) Lewis Rossner, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

  Casualty Details :

Died : Died 6th November 1943 aged 29.

Buried at : Phaleron War Cemetery, Greece.

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Shanklin War Memorial (on the WW I panels)
  Further Information :

Aircraft :Bristol Beaufighter Mk.X of 47 Sqn
Pilot :Flying Officer L Rossner CWGC record ...
Navigator :Flt/Sgt H K Levy CWGC record ...

47 Squadron was stationed at El Adem from October to November 1943, detailed to fly ops over Aegean and Greek ports. The aircraft is reported to have crashed in flames.

Lewis Rossner had been a Police Officer in Shanklin, Isle of Wight. The family later moved to Canada.

  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :


Friday, November 19, 1943 Page 1

News has been received by his step-father, Mr. V. Charlo, of Landguard Manor Road, Shanklin, that Pilot Officer L. Rossner, R.A.F., is missing, believed killed, after an operational flight in November. Before joining up in the summer of 1941, he was a Police Constable in the I.W. Constabulary, stationed at Ventnor; and had served three years in the force. He was the holder of an award of merit in connection with life-saving work in which he was an examiner.

His father, Carl Christopher Archibald Rossner, died in 1916 and his mother married George Victor Charlo on the Island in 1923.

George Victor Charlo's death is registered as Victor George Charlo in 1951 (consistent with being known as "Mr V Charlo"). He may therefore be the V C Charlo listed on the Shanklin Scroll of Honour for those who served, which also includes his brothers - Alfred (A) and Albert Edwin (A E). Another brother, Wilfred Charlo, is listed on the Shanklin War Memorial.
  Acknowledgements :

John Bloodworth for Royal Air Force research

Janet Griffin for newspaper research
  Page status :
Page last updated : 10 January 2015 (added newspaper report)


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