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Deryck Stephen Rastall

Deryck Stephen Rastall

College

Shoreditch College

Service number

1470004

WW2 rank

Sergeant Navigator/Radar Operator

255 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Theatre of war

Europe

Date of death

23 August, 1943

Location of death

Sicily

Buried/memorial

Catania War Cemetery, Sicily

Biography

Sergeant Navigator/Radar Operator Deryck Stephen Rastall graduated from Shoreditch College in 1941. Not much is recorded on the death of Sgt Rastall other than he and another RAF Sergeant were returning from a training flight and crashed. Both died instantly. Sgt Rastall was originally buried at the British Cemetery, Marsala, but is now at the Catania War Cemetery, Sicily. His headstone reads, Always in our thoughts, Loved by all who knew him, Pop, mum [sic], Bernard and Mary. He was 22.

Sources

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

www.255.org