Newspaper cutting - Bennerley boy awarded DFC

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Title

Newspaper cutting - Bennerley boy awarded DFC

Description

Account of Pilot Officer Harold Ernest Wakefield having been awarded the DFC in recognition of numerous operations against the enemy. Gives some personal local and family details.

Date

1944-11-13

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Format

One newspaper cutting

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

NWakefieldHE171016-08

Transcription

[inserted] ILKESTON [indecipherable word] [/inserted]

DEVOTION TO DUTY

BENNERLEY BOY AWARDED THE D.F.C.

PILOT-OFFICER HAROLD WAKEFIELD.

An Ilkeston boy has been awarded the D.F.C. in recognition of numerous operations against the enemy in which he has invariably displayed the utmost fortitude, courage and devotion to duty. He is Pilot-Officer Harold Ernest Wakefield, R.A.F. V.R., No. 51 Squadron.

Pilot-Officer Wakefield is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Wakefield, formerly of Ilkeston, but now residing at Leicester. He was born in 1923 at Bennerley Avenue as was his mother, and he attended Bennerley School up to the time he went to Wyggeston Grammar School. He enlisted as an engineer in the R.A.F. in 1942 and received his commission in 1944 just previous to gaining the D.F.C.

He is a nephew of Mr. Arthur Shooter, Depedale, Derby Road, Ilkeston, and of the late Lieut. Harold Shooter, brother of Mr. Arthur Shooter, who served in the last war and was awarded the M.C.

[inserted] 3/11/44 [/inserted]

Citation

“Newspaper cutting - Bennerley boy awarded DFC,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 28, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/33780.

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