115 Squadron
1940 - 1945

2/3 August 1940

Wellington Mk IC - R3202 - KO-J

T/O Marham 2124. Target, oil refinery Hamburg, Germany.

Ditched 0200 off the island of Rottum, Netherlands. The aircraft was found in 1980.
Photo's of the monument for the crew.

Gerry Reginald Torrance Gerry Reginald Torrance - Pilot

P/O - Service No 41013

Age: 23

RAF

Son of Harold Dudley Gerry and Margaret Buchanan Gerry, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

P/O Gerry washed ashore on 23 August 1940.
Oldebroek General Cemetery, Netherlands, grave 45.

Source GWGC - Photo: www.findagrave.com

Pryor Ronald William Pryor Ronald William - Pilot

P/O - Service No 42723

Age: 21

RAF

Son of Cecil P. and Dorothy M. Pryor of Wallasey, Cheshire.

P/O Pryor was found at sea on 20 August 1940.
Uithuizen General Cemetary. Private Memorial in soutn-west corner.

Source GWGC - Photo: Gemeente Eemsmond

Ruffell-Hazell Richard James Ruffell-Hazell Richard James - Observer

F/S - Service No 359517 - DMF awarded on 31 May 1940

Age : 33

RAF

Son of James and Flora Eliza Ruffell-Hazel; husband of Winifred Mary Ruffell-Hazel, of Winchester.

Runnymede Memorial - panel 11.

Source GWGC - Photo: Gemeente Eemsmond

Dempsey James Dempsey James - Wireless Operator/Air Gnr.

Sgt - Service No 640266

Age: 21

RAF

Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Dempsey, of Kirkcaldy, Fife.

Sgt Dempsey was found at sea on 23 August 1940.
Delfzijl General Cemetery, Netherlands, Plot B. Class 2B. Row 21. Grave 287.

Source GWGC - Photo: Gemeente Eemsmond

Croft Jack Millen Croft Jack Millen - Air Gnr.

Sgt - Service No 635759

Age: 20

RAF

Son of Carey and Harriet Ann Croft, of Earby, Yorkshire.

Runnymede Memorial - panel 13.

Source GWGC - Photo (Pinterest.com) Kath Fenning, cousin.

Wilde Sidney John Scott - Air Gnr.

P/O - Service No 76931

Age: 31

RAF

Son of Sidney A. and Iris Scott Wilde; husband of Ila Wilde, of Howwood, Renfrewshire.

Sgt Wilde was found at sea on 23 August 1940.
Delfzijl General Cemetery, Netherlands, Plot B. Class 2B. Row 21. Grave 285.

John's brother, Ordinary Seaman David Scott Wilde, who joined the Navy in 1939 when only aged 16, was killed when HMS Coventry was lost off Tobruk on 14th September 1942.

Source GWGC - www.626-squadron.co.uk