Personnel Index - Detail

First Names
Benjamin Gordon
Service Number
Crew Position
Date of Death


Photographed by Malcolm Brooke

Photographed by Malcolm Brooke

Courtesy of St Woolos Cemetery, Newport 

Due only to the map of burial plots given to us by Christine & Charles (Cemetery Superintendents) were we able to locate the exact position of Sgt B G Davies's grave.
We collected a few flowers that had been scattered by the wind to mark his grave for the above photographs.

Hind K6643 was piloted by Sgt B G Davies and collided with Hind K6753 flown by P/O J N Tyrrell over Scampton airfield on the 31st March 1938. AC2 J H Scoberg was a passenger in the aircraft piloted by Sgt B G Davies.

The photograph showing K6643 is courtesy of Dom Howard.

From the Squadron ORB


From RAF News in Flight Magazine 7th April 1938

Hawker Hinds in formation (photographed from K6643?)

With thanks to the Lincolnshire Echo

From the Lincolnshire Echo 31st March 1938.......Click this link to read the full text

The 49Squadron Association is very grateful to Jim Whalley of the Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC) at Innsworth, Gloucester for his assistance in researching details of the above death.