Flight LieutenantCHALK, FREDERICK GERALD HUDSON

Service Number 81389

Died 17/02/1943

124 Sqdn.
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

D F C

Son of Arthur and Edith Blanche Clarissa Chalk, of Cooden Beach, Sussex; Husband of Rosemary Chalk. B. A. Oxon. Chalk joined the Honourable Artillery Company as a Gunner when war broke out. He later transferred to the R.A.F. as a Rear Gunner and won the DFC in June of 1941. On completion of a pilot's course in 1942 he was promoted to Flight Lieutenant and became a Spitfire Flight Commander. He was widely known in pre-war Cricketing circles having captained the Oxford University team and later went on to captain Kent. Chalk was originally commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, but in 1989 a positive identification was made and he was buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery.

Inscription

LAID TO REST 30TH JUNE 1989 I HAVE SLIPPED THE BONDS OF EARTH AND TOUCHED THE FACE OF GOD

Buried at TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE

Location: Pas de Calais, France
Number of casualties: 3879

Cemetery/memorial reference: Plot 14. Row F. Grave 12.

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Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.
DISCLAIMER:
This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.