Bernard-Smith, George Christopher (1901-1941)
Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the Second World War, 1939-1945.
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Details: George Christopher Bernard-Smith (1901-1941), born 18 July 1901, son of Hubert Alphege Bernard and Mary Dennison Bernard-Smith of Wimborne, Dorset; husband of Doris Bernard Smith (nee Algar), of Sheringham, Norfolk.
Attended Twynham Lodge preparatory school, Christchurch.
Attended Sherborne School (School House) May 1915-December 1919; member of the 1st XV rugby football team, 1919.
RAF Cranwell; retired as Flying Officer.
WW2, Wing-Commander (Pilot), 254 Squadron Royal Air Force (RAFO). Killed during a ferry flight to Dyce in Scotland when the aircraft flew into high ground in cloud at Dykend, near Glenisla, Forfar, Scotland, on 10 December 1941, aged 40.
Montrose (Sleepyhillock) Cemetery, Angus, UK, Sec. 7. Class C. Grave 74. Inscription on headstone: ‘GRANT, O LORD THAT HE MAY ATTAIN UNTO EVERLASTING JOY AND FELICITY’ www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2459486/BERNARD-SMITH...
Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance.
For further information visit Aircrew Remembered: aircrewremembered.com/bernard-smith-george.html