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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- CWGC and other Headstones -
- Carisbrooke Mount Joy Cemetery : John Victor Wadham -

Location

In Mount Joy Cemetery, Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight
 
Description

Private headstone. Royal Air Force badge on stone.
Grave Location : A 14
Headstone

Mount Joy Cemetery : John Victor Wadham
 
Inscription


IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY OF
JOHN VICTOR WADHAM
SERGT PILOT, R.A.F.V.R.
WHO GAVE HIS LIFE IN THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN
OCTOBER 12TH 1940
AGED 21 YEARS
"PER ARDUA AD ASTRA"


 
Further Information

CWGC record ...
 
Son of Victor Sidney and Lilian Olive Wadham, of Newport.

John Wadham was educated at Ryde School on the Isle of Wight, and then went to the Grammar School at Newport. He had begun an apprenticeship with the furnishing firm of Shepperd and Hedgers in Southampton but also joined the RAF Volunteer Reserve prior to the outbreak of war. He joined 601 Sqn at RAF Tangmere on 3rd August 1940. Flying Hawker Hurricane V7426, he was involved in a dogfight with an Me109S over Hastings on the morning of 12th October 1940 and was shot down and killed. The aircraft crashed at Courseham Farm near Cranbrook.
Sgt Pilot Wadham was killed while serving with 145 Sqn, and his body was taken to Newport for burial.
 
Information provided by : John Bloodworth

Biographical information

Sergt Wadham is also commemorated on the Battle of Britain Memorial at the RAF Museum, Hendon, London.

Sergt Wadham is also commemorated on the Battle of Britain Memorial unveiled in 2005 on the Embankment, London.
 
Sergt Wadham is also commemorated on the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne, Kent.
 

Sergt J V Wadham, Battle of Britain Memorial, Capel-le-Ferne

 
John Victor Wadham


 
 

 
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