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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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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.g

 

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.

 

Civil aviation.

 

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.

 

Commemorated at:

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

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