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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Harold George Raymond Chiverton -

Unknown person Name : Harold George Raymond Chiverton

Son of Charles George Chiverton and Amy Louisa Mary Chiverton (née Mew), of Lake, Sandown, Isle of Wight.

Born 1921.

  Address information :

The family lived at Chapel Cottage, Rookley (1928 and 1933 Electoral Register).
  Service Details :

Pilot Officer 134570 H G R Chiverton, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Squadron :102 Sqn
Aircraft :Handley Page Halifax Mk.II : HR667 : DY-O
Crew :
Pilot :Sqn Ldr J B FlowerdewCWGC record ...
Flight Engineer :Sgt P E TillerCWGC record ...
Navigator :Pilot Officer D E GrantCWGC record ...
Wireless Operator :Sgt J G S DuttonCWGC record ...
Air Gunner :Flight Sgt K H Buck, RCAFCWGC record ...
Air Gunner :Sgt G RoseCWGC record ...

102 Sqn Crest    102 Sqn Halifax

The aircraft took off at 22.36 hrs from RAF Pocklington for Ops on Dortmund. It was shot down by a night fighter, flown by Lt Robert Denzil[+] of IV/NJG 1, and crashed at 00.36 hrs on the Vooreg, 7km South East of Dollkun, in Holland. Five crew members have no known graves. Air Gunners Buck and Rose are buried in Kollumerland (Westergeest) Protestant Churchyard. Pilot Officer Chiverton came from Arreton, Isle of Wight.

Information provided by : John Bloodworth

At a ceremony on 4 May 2003, a memorial to the five aircrew who have no known grave (including H G R Chiverton) was dedicated at the Westergeest Churchyard. For details of this see the village website of Westergeest.

Thanks to Reinder H. Postma from Oudwoude for this link.

[+] Oberleutnant Robert Denzel (born 28th March 1921) is recorded as having died on 26th June 1943. He is buried in the German War Cemetery at Ysselsteyn (Netherlands) . Grave location : Block AR Row 4 Grave 87

Information provided by : German War Graves Agency
  Casualty Details :

Died : 5th May 1943 aged 21

Commemorated at : Air Forces Memorial, Runnymede

CWGC record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Arreton War Memorial
Newport Borough War Memorial
Newport County Secondary School War Memorial
  Acknowledgments :

John Bloodworth

Reinder H. Postma
  Page status :

Page reformatted : 20 December 2011


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