Robert Henry Matthews. Henry Graham Edwards. William Ernest Tym. Terence Tom Goulding.

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Robert Henry Matthews. Henry Graham Edwards. William Ernest Tym. Terence Tom Goulding.

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This is a combined grave at Capuccini Naval Cemetery, Kalkara, Malta in Plot E Grave 11

MATTHEWS, Robert Henry Flying Officer, Pilot 61248, 249 Squadron, RAF died 22dnd December 1941

EDWARDS Henry Grahame. Squadron-Leader, Pilot, 36227, Royal Air Force, 108 Squadron, Died 5th May 1943 aged 30 years in a plane crash. Son of Arthur Rowland and Evelyn Edwards, of Ebbw Vale, Monmouthshire. Wills and Admin, Ancestry His residence in England was 12 Belle Vue Garden City, Ebbw Vale, Monmouth. His effects went to his widowed mother
London Gazette dated 16 February 1943.
Flight Lieutenant Henry Grahame EDWARDS (36227), No. 89 Squadron.
Flight Lieutenant Edwards has displayed exceptional ability during night flying operations and has destroyed 5 enemy aircraft. During July and August, 1942, 22 enemy aircraft were destroyed .by a detachment of his squadron while under his command. Throughout, this officer has shown
courage, resource and devotion to duty of a high order.

TYM, William Ernest. Flight-Lieutenant, Pilot, 86364, Royal Air Force (VR), 23 Squadron. Died in a de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito NF MkII 5th June 1943 aged 25 years as the result of a plane crash caused by an engine cut on the approach to RAF Luga, along with navigator, George Haley who is at rest in F28, this cemetery. Son of Joseph and Winnie Lily Tym, and husband of Diana Monica Maria Tym, of South Kensington, London.

GOULDING, Terence Tom, Lieutenant, Observer 103794V, 12th squadron, South African Air Force died 23rd July 1943 aged 33. Son of Albert G. Goulding and Julie Goulding, of Durban, Natal, South Africa; husband of Marjorie Goulding, of Durban
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Fg Off Robert Henry Matthews was killed whilst flying Hurricane IIA, BV156 of No 249 Sqn, which was shot down and crashed into the sea wall at Valetta by a Bf 109. Per Ardua Ad Astra.
 
Thanks for the update.
I wonder if that wall wasn't there would they or some have survived, we will never know. R.I.P you brave men.
 

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