Claude William Valder Memorial Book: Royal Air Force Claude William Valder Born May the sixteenth, 1921, entered the School September the twelfth, 1933 and left July the twenty-fourth, 1937. Served in the Royal Air Force, Bomber Command, from September 1939. 101 Squadron. Sergeant Air Gunner. Killed in operations over Europe April the third, 1942. CWG: Claude William Valder. Royal Air Force. Sergeant Air Gunner. 101 Squadron. Service Number 621311. 21 years. Died 3rd April 1942. Son of Claude Cecil and Pearl Mary Valder (nee Keen), of Crosthwaite, Westmorland. Grave Reference: Plot 62 Row B Grave 7, Lorient (Kerentrech) Communal Cemetery. There are 30 1939-1945 war casualties in this cemetery. The Squadron in 1941-42 changed rapidly from Blenheim to Wellington to Lancaster bombers. In April 1942 was flying Wellington Mk III, and X3709, SR-J, was Gardening (mine laying) in the Lorient area. No reason is known for the loss. Three bodies were recovered.
Varley, Douglas Agnew Entry 12th September 1933, Leaving 6th March 1939. PGSA No 631, 26th February 1940, 279 North Road, Preston. HM Forces 12th July 1941. Varley, Private D A recently joined the Army. Athletic Section. New member since June 30th 1939, H4-1940. Gunner, Desert Rat