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Page, Harry Charles Shaw

Acting-Flight-Lieutenant Harry Charles Shaw Page, a native of Iver was educated at Abinger Hill School, Surrey, Bradfield College, Berks, and King’ s College, University of London. Joining the R.A.F. as a pupil-pilot in August 1938, he was graded as a pilot-officer twelve months later. He was promoted flying-officer in September 1940 and became acting-flight-lieutenant in February of this year. Bucks Free Post 16 May 1941

Biographical

Surname(s)Page
First name(s)Harry Charles Shaw
Date of birth20 December 1914
Place of birthEton Registration District
Family detailsson of Charles Alexandra Shaw Page and Beatrice Ellen Page. Husband of Nancy Mary Heather Page of Retford, Notts
Previous educationAbinger Hill School, Surrey, Bradfield College, Berks
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dates at college1932-1933
Dept / coursePreliminary Class
Military unitMiddlesex Regiment and Royal Air Force 61 Squadron
Service number4131
War / conflictWorld War Two (1939-1945)
Decorations / medalsD.F.C.
Citation(s)In recognition of gallantry and devotion to duty in the execution of our operations, the Distinguished Flying Cross, has been awarded to Acting-Flight-Lieutenant Harry Charles Shaw Page, a native of Iver.
Date of death31/01/1942
Age at death27
Rank at deathFlight Lieutenant
Place of deathEnglish Channel
Cause of deathKilled in action
Burial placeOld Church Cemetery, Isles of Scilly
Commemoration(s)King’ s College Chapel; Roll of the Fallen, University of London O.T.C. & S.T.C.
NotesThe record stated he took off on ops to Brest. He was last heard transmitting distress signals which were plotted some 50 miles South of Plymouth Devon. Two Royal Navy destroyers on convoy escort duties in the Channel were detached to make a search but nothing was found. Later the body of F.L Page was washed onto the Scillies. The rest of the crew have no known graves. S/L Burroughs a 5 Group Staff Officer was flying as an official observer. R.A.F. Museum
SourcesKing’ s College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; R.A.F. Museum; Bucks Free Post

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