Life lost on operations

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Title

Life lost on operations

Description

Article on loss of Flying Officer Francis Dunsford Norton lost his life on 18 August 1943. Buried at Griegswald [sic] Weick.

Date

1943-12-18

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Format

One newspaper cutting

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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NMadgettHR190610-06

Transcription

Chroni[missing letters]

[missing letters]CULATION IN EXMOUTH AND DISTRICT

[missing letter]ECEMBER 18th, 1943. [inserted] EXMOUTH CHRONICLE [/inserted]

Life Lost on Air Operations

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Mrs. Norton, of Ebenezer, Vale-road, Exmouth, has this week received news through the Red Cross that her younger son, Flying Officer Francis Dunsford Norton, D.F.C., age 22, reported missing on August 18th last, had lost his life while on air operations and was laid to rest at Griegswald Weick, Northern Germany.

This gallant officer, who was educated at Bridgend Secondary School and finally at the Exmouth Grammar School, prior to joining the R.A.F.V.R. in 1939, was qualifying for the profession of chartered accountant.

His only brother, Searle, joined the R.A.S.C. and went overseas, taking part in the evacuation of Dunkirk.

Citation

Exmouth Chronicle, “Life lost on operations,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 7, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19010.

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