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Beacham, Ernest George Ronald (Engels)

  • Born 10-09-1922 in Bedminster, Bristol.
  • Deceased 13-05-1943 in Rossum – 20 years.
  • Parents Ernest John and Nellie Beacham nee Whitcher from Shirehampton, Bristol, England.

106e  Squadron – Royal Air Force. Sergeant (air bomber) Volunteer Reserve  –  Service nr. 1338277

Ernest grew up in Shirehampton, he was the oldest of five children. His father worked at the docks in Bristol.

Based on his servicenumber he started his service in November 1940. From March 1943 he was part of the 106e squadron in Syerston.

His brother Thomas visited his grave with his son.

Buried: R.K. Begraafplaats in Rossum.

Remembered through a window at the St. Mary’s kerk te Shirehampton, donated by the Beacham family. The window mentioned the names of the entire crew and the place Rossym where he past away.

Awarded with the War Medal, the 1939-1945 Star and the Europe Star.

Text on grave: ‘In proud, loving memory of our dear son who died that we might live. A son and a pal.’