War Graves Week

The following fallen RAF airmen are buried at Goderich (Maitland) Cemetry.

Robert Alexander Balden
Service Number: 1591999
Leading Aircraftman
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age 19 years.
Son of William Reginald and Mary (Digges La Touche) Balden, of Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England. Through his mother he had notable Huguenot ancestry.

Walter William Ronald Dawes
Service Number: 153373
Flying Officer
Royal Air Force
Age 22 years.
Son of Walter Taylor Dawes and Lottie Dawes, of Alfreton, Derbyshire, England.
He had received a scholarship to Reading University.

They were killed at 11:30 am on 22 October 1944 when their Anson V aircraft crashed and burned 10 miles Northeast of 31 Air Navigation School, Port Albert.


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