26 July 2019

Appeal for Relatives Two Crew Members of Lancaster ED470

An appeal for relatives is a search to locate the next of kin for casualties who fell in the First or Second World Wars. Could you be connected to these Airmen?

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) and The Joint Casualty Compassionate Centre (JCCC) would like to make contact with the families of two members of the crew of Lancaster ED470 of 61 Squadron, Royal Air Force.

Whilst we appreciate public interest, genealogical research has already been conducted and we are only seeking contact from relations of these two men.

Both casualties died on 23 September 1944 and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial to the Missing:

Sergeant Thomas Brown, 1171420, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve was the son of Thomas and T. Brown and husband of Hilda Brown, of Southport, Lancashire. Sergeant Brown was born in Middlesbrough in 1920.

Sergeant Tegwyn Roberts, 2205764, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve was the son of Morris and Margaret Roberts, of Denbigh. Sergeant Roberts was born in Denbighshire, Wales in 1925.

New research has shown that a member of the crew of Lancaster ED470 is buried in Zelhem General Cemetery in the Netherlands, and a new CWGC headstone reflecting this change will be dedicated in September 2019.

If you believe you are related to either of these two casualties, please contact our Enquiries Team.