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William Ronald Wharmby

Date of Birth

26 August, 1920

College

Borough Road College

Job(s)

Called up 1941

Service number

1248157

WW2 rank

Sergeant

624 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Theatre of war

Europe

Date of death

14 July, 1944

Location of death

The Pyrenees, Near Pic-de-Douly

Buried/memorial

Buried: Pic-de- Douly Isolated Burial Ground, Remembered: Haut Nistos Communal Cemetery

Biography

Sergeant William Ronald Wharmby entered Borough Road College in 1940 and was called up to the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve in 1941. On the 14th on July 1944 Sergeant Wharmby and six other men set off for a supply drop. However the crew crashed in the Pyrenees near Pic-de-Douly. Sergeant Wharmby and the others are buried at Pic-de-Douly Isolated Burial Ground and remembered at Haut Nistos Communal Cemetery. There is a remembrance plaque at the site of the crash.

Sources

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Borough Road College 1940 Registry