Sergeant
William Eric Neville

1917 - 26 June 1940

Edmonton, Middlesex - Amsterdam

 


William Eric Neville was born in 1917, the son of William Thomas Nevill, and of Violet Gertrude Nevill, of Edmonton, Middlesex.

He became an wireless operator with the Royal Air Force.

He joined 75 (RNZAF) squadron, flying out of Feltwell, Norfolk. He was with the crew of F/O William Coleman DFC.



75 Sqn RNZAF

On 26 June 1940, Sgt Neville's crew, captained by F/O Coleman, was scheduled to fly a mission to Kassel. It is thought their Wellington IC R3235 was brought down over the IJsselmeer. The bodies of all six crew washed ashore and are buried in Amsterdam. That of F/O Coleman washed ashore on 3 August 1940.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

See Also:
Sgt John Dowds
F/O William Coleman
Sgt William Annan
P/O William Poole

Sgt Norman Brown

Sources:
For Your Tomorrow, Errol W. Martyn, Volplane Press, Christchurch, 1998

Acknowledgements:
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