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Fricourt Communal Cemetery

Location

The village of Fricourt is approximately 5 kilometres east of Albert and the Communal Cemetery is on the south-western side of the village.

 

Historical Information

Near the middle of the southern boundary are the graves of three airmen of the Royal Air Force from the 2nd World War.

 

Flying Officer (Pilot) Francis Bird 33300
59 Squadron Royal Air Force
Died on the 22nd May 1940 aged 23
Son of John and Elizabeth Bird, of Buttevant, Co. Cork, Irish Republic
Winner of 440 yards and equal first in the Long Jump: Inter-Services Athletic Meeting, 1937.

Grave: Joint grave 1-2

Sergeant (Obs.) Charles Brinn 563306
59 Squadron Royal Air Force
Died on the 22nd May 1940

Grave: Joint grave 1-2

Aircraftman 2nd Class (W. Op./Air Gnr.)
Gordon Coles 618330
59 Squadron Royal Air Force
Died on the 22nd May 1940 aged 20
Son of Miles and Dorothy Coles, of Hampstead, London
His brother Miles George also died on service.

Grave: 3

 

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