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- Biography -
- Harold Frank Vernon Wheway -

Unknown person Name : Harold Frank Vernon Wheway

Son of Harold Wheway and Amy Wheway (née Brown), of New Malden, Surrey; husband of T. K. Wheway, of Cardiff.

Born 1920 (registered in Brading Sub-district).

Married 1939, Teresa K Jones (registered June 1939 quarter, Kensington).
  Electoral roll information :

1922 : Harold Wheway is listed at Whitecliff, Queen's Road, Shanklin.

Education :

Attended Sandown Secondary School.

  Service Details :

Sergeant 925047 Harold Frank Vernon Wheway, 214 (F.M.S.) Sqn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

  Casualty Details :

Died 28 April 1942, aged 22.

Commemorated at : Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Shanklin War Memorial
Sandown Secondary School War Memorial WW II
  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :

Harold Wheway's appointment to the Civil Service is recorded in the London Gazette : 10 Sept 1937 :

August 3, 1937.
Executive Class, Terry Hustler, Douglas Haig Sutcliffe.
Clerical Class, Gordon Frederick William Berry, Morval Harry Davis Hookham, Kathleen Mabel Smith, Harold Frank Vernon Wheway.

He was assigned to the Board of Education.


Saturday, April 24, 1943 Page 3

SERGT.-Navigator Harold F.V. Wheway, R.A.F.V.R., is posted to the R.A.F casualty list as previously reported missing, now presumed killed in action. He was missing from operations over Kiel on April 28th, 1942. He had taken part in over 30 operational flights over enemy and enemy occupied country, including the air attack on the German ships Scharnhorst, Gneisenau, and Prinz Eugen, when his plane brought down an M.E. plane. He was 22, and joined the R.A.F.V.R. on the outbreak of war and served in a Wellington bomber. After the last flight the bodies of two of the crew were were washed ashore on the German coast two months later, but no news has come to hand of the other three members. Sergt. Wheway was a keen footballer in early days. He gave promise of a good career in the Board of Education, into which he passed from Sandown Secondary School. He was a son of Mr. H. Wheway, of New Malden, Surrey.
  Links :

214 (F.M.S.) Squadron website.

Scharnhorst and Gneisenau
Prinz Eugen

  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research

  Page status :
Page last updated : 17 December 2012 (added to website)


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