A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Headstones -
- Bembridge St Luke's Cemetery : G H Hudson -

Location

In St Luke's Cemetery, Bembridge, Isle of Wight
 
Description

Private headstone.
Headstone

Bembridge St Luke's Cemetery : G H Hudson
 
Fairey Battle aircraft
Photo Courtesy of Big Bird Aviation Collection
Inscription


TO
THE DEAR MEMORY OF
GEORGE HOWARD HUDSON
SERGEANT R.A.F.
WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
JUNE 3RD 1940 IN HIS 22ND YEAR
DEARLY LOVED ONLY SON OF
GERTRUDE MADEN AND THE LATE
2ND LT H S HUDSON (OF MANCHESTER)


 
Further Information

CWGC record ...

Just after midnight on the 2/3 June [1940] intense Anti-Aircraft fire was heard, and local search lights were in action although there had been no air raid siren. Shortly afterwards reports were coming in of an aircraft down at Appley near Ryde. Initial excitement at the 'downing' of the Island's first enemy raider soon paled when it was realised that the aircraft was in fact one of ours. The aircraft, a Fairey Battle light bomber, serial no. P2269 from No 12 Operational Training Unit (OTU) based at Andover in Hampshire, crashed onto what is now a playing field at the junction of Puckpool Hill and Appley Road. Two of the crew members, Sgt G H Hudson and Aircraftsman first class D L Leonard, had been killed; the pilot P/O A G Mcintyre, who had parachuted from the aircraft, was injured.

From "Wight Air Wrecks, A T Gilliam, Tempus Publishing Ltd, 2002"

See Andy Gilliam's website on Wight Air Wrecks and other subjects.



 
 

 
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