33341, Flight Lieutenant (Pilot), Robert Frederick HALLIWELL
Aged 23

62 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Died on Active Service on Monday 24th February 1941

Insperato - Unexpectedly

Son of Adrian Fielding and Ivy Mabel HALLIWELL (née LEADER), of Bath Villa, Newmarket, later of Marchetta, Bury Road, Newmarket. Unable to find his birth registration. His parents married in Newmarket in 1910, and he appears to have had at least 1 elder brother and two sisters.
Since his father enlisted as an officer in the Canadian Army on 1st October 1917 and his wife was with him in Canada it seems more than likely that all the children were born in Canada. As yet to find details of his emigration to Canada.

No HALLIWELL found recorded in Newmarket in 1936 directory or 1939 register (Mrs Falcon was at Marchetta, Bury Road in 1939).

From Warner's "Blenheim" p555,
24/02/41, Blenheim Mk1 L1104, c/s PT-?, 62 Squadron, RAF Butterworth; engine cut, hit trees, attempting forced landing at Sungei-Patani, and was destroyed by fire. F/O R. Halliwell was dragged clear by LAC J Haynes, but died of his injuries at Sangii Pataria Hospital. Sgt P Walker(Obs) and Sgt G Couzens(W/Op-Ag) were both killed. All 3 are buried in Taiping War Cemetery.

Initially Robert was buried in Alor Star European Cemetery but moved to Taiping on 28th July 1948.

photo from asiawargraves.com

© Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Robert is buried on Taiping War Cemetery, Malaysia Ref- 3.C.3
also commemorated on the plaque in St Agnes Church, Bury Road, Newmarket
and on the headstone of his mother's grave in Newmarket cemetery

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