Wadmore, Victor (No. 1585841)

Wadmore, Victor

Sergeant (Pilot)

No. 1585841, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Killed in an aircraft accident on Saturday 6 May 1944 (aged 21)


Benhilton (All Saints Churchyard), Surrey, England (South of Church)


Commonwealth War Graves Commission


Victor Wadmore’s birth was registered in the fourth quarter of 1922 in Mutford, Suffolk and he was a son of William and Begonia Wadmore (nee Fisk), of Sutton, Surrey.  Their marriage was registered in the fourth quarter of 1921 in Croyden, Surrey and they had at least two children:

Victor (born 1922)

Raymond (born 1924)

During the Second World War Sergeant (Pilot) Victor Wadmore (No. 1585841) served with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.  On 6 May 1944, a Miles Martinet aircraft (MS619) of No. 12 Air Gunners School, Bishops Court was low-flying while on drogue-towing duty when it crashed into Strangford Lough about a mile and a half west of the Ards Peninsula coastline and about a mile east of Killyleagh.  Both crew members were killed.  They were the Pilot, Sergeant Victor Wadmore (aged 21) from Sutton, Greater London, and Leading Aircraftman Stanley Mynett (aged 23) from Norton, Yorkshire.

Sergeant Victor Wadmore (No. 1585841) was buried in Benhilton (All Saints Churchyard), Surrey and there is an inscription on his CWGC headstone: