Tenate et perficite (Attempt and achieve)
569972, Sergeant (Flt-Engineer), Cedric Reginald ROWLINSON
102 (Ceylon) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Cedric Reginald Rowlinson was born in 1921 in Kedington (Risbridge Q2-1920 4A:1910), son of Orris William and Ellen Rosina ROWLINSON (née UNCLES).
In the 1939 register at Sims Farm, Kedington were his father Orris W [20-2-1890] a farmer; his mother Ellen R [26-11-1888] and his brother Cyril B [6-3-1916] assisting father on farm. Both men were Air Raid Precautions wardens.
The second of the 1,000 bomber raids on Germany took place on the night 1st/2nd June 1942. Handley Page Halifax MkII, ser no R9529, c/sign DY-H took off at
RAF Dalton ( a satellite for RAF Topcliffe) in Yorkshire at 23:20, target- Essen. The aircraft crashed near Dusseldorf and the entire crew were killed. They were initially buried in the
Nordfriedhof in Dusseldorf and on 30th November 1946 were finally re-interred in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.
The crew were Sgt E.G.Newell- pilot; P/O T.M.Carter - navigator; Sgt R.G.Rowlinson- Flt Engineer; Sgt D.C.Grieve- W/Op-Air Gnr; Sgt G.M.Selwyn- W/Op-Air Gnr; Sgt J.B.Teesdale-Smith- Air Gnr. All were Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
photo suitably amended as to c/sign Cedric has a plaque above the church door, just to the left as you enter photo: Commonwealth War Grave Commission
photo suitably amended as to c/sign
Cedric has a plaque above the church door, just to the left as you enter
photo: Commonwealth War Grave Commission
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