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Current record for: William John Lake
Deceased Folder  Deceased Folder
 
Name William John Lake
Born in Not Known
Resident of Not Known
Died 09/10/1943
Age 22

Cause of Death Not Known

Cemetery or memorial Hanover War Cemetery, Germany
Grave or panel reference Coll. grave 6. B. 3-7.

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World War 2
Strategic bombing campaign - loss of aircraft over Germany 1943
Loss of Lancaster III (JB406 PH-D)

Relative(s)      Relative(s)
  • William Lake, Father
  • Louisa Jane Lake, Mother
  • Henry Herbert Lake, Brother
    Islington
Military Information Military Information


Rank Flying Officer
Service Number 135654
Unit 12 Squadron
Regiment Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Service Air (RAF Bomber Command)
Enlisted in Not Known
Memorial(s) Memorial(s) link(s)



Highbury County School Book of Remembrance