Fuge, Brian Kenneth Levinge (No. 41394)

Fuge, Brian Kenneth Levinge

Flight Lieutenant

No. 41394, 541 Squadron, Royal Air Force

Killed in action on Monday 19 March 1945 (aged 28)

No known grave


Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England (Panel 265)


Brian Kenneth Levinge Fuge was born in 1918 in India and he was a son of Captain Thomas Marshall Llewellyn Fuge who served with the Indian Army and Frances Ellen Fuge (nee Levinge).  His parents were married in December 1917 and they had at least two children:

Brian Kenneth Levinge (born 1918)

Patricia Evelyn Margaret (born 1919)

The Fuge family travelled regularly between India and Britain; for example, on 6 June 1920 they landed at Plymouth after a voyage from Karachi and on 27 September 1922 they landed at London after a voyage from Calcutta.

On 8 December 1934 Brian Kenneth Levinge Fuge was appointed as a Probationary Midshipman in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and he was attached to HMS Caroline in the Ulster Division of the RNVR.  During the Second World War he served with the Royal Air Force and was promoted to the rank of Flight Lieutenant.

Flight Lieutenant Brian Kenneth Levinge Fuge (No. 41394) was killed in action on 19 March 1945 and his body was never recovered.

In the CWGC Debt of Honour website it is recorded that Brian Kenneth Levinge Fuge was the husband of Olive Maureen Fuge of Bangor.  Brian Kenneth Levinge Fuge and Olive Maureen Walkington were married on 17 November 1943 in Belfast and, in 1945, their daughter, Rosemary Maureen Fuge, was born.

Flight Lieutenant Fuge’s last home address was 55 Station Road, Wallingford, Berkshire, and his effects amounted to some £234.  Probate was granted to his widow.

Olive Maureen Fuge re-married and her husband, Cornelius McClean, worked as a Civil Servant.  They lived at 5 Shandon Park, Bangor and on 26 October 1948 they moved to Canada.

Brian Kenneth Levinge Fuge’s mother, Frances Ellen Fuge, died on 17 August 1955 and his father, Captain Thomas Marshall Llewellyn Fuge, died on 20 November 1965.

Flight Lieutenant Brian Kenneth Levinge Fuge (No. 41394) was 28 when he died, and he is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial in Surrey.