Sergeant Ernest Bemrose - 90 Squadron  
   

Sergeant Ernest Edward Bemrose - RAFVR

 

Sergeant Ernest Edward Bemrose was serving as an Air Gunner on board Lancaster MK.I  PA158 coded WP-S for an operation to bomb the Hansa benzol facility at Dortmund on February 3/4 1945. The aircraft departed from Tuddenham at 1642hrs but failed to return, all of the crew were killed.

The crew consisted of:

Name

Service

Trade

Hometown

Age

F/O Johannes Buning

RAFVR

Pilot

Den Haag, Holland

21

Sgt Mervyn Goddard

RAFVR

Flight Engineer

-

-

P/O Harry Nickless

RAAF

Navigator

Ashfield, New South Wales

29

F/O Stanley Bishop

RCAF

Bomb Aimer

Portneuf, Quebec

28

Sgt Alfred Edwards

RAFVR

W/Op/AG

Finsbury, London

24

Sgt John Brown

RAFVR

Air Gunner

Bedlington, Northumberland

19

Sgt Ernest Bemrose

RAFVR

Air Gunner

Wrawby,Lincolnshire

21

Sergeant Ernest Edward Bemrose was the son of George and Charlotte Bemrose of Wrawby, Lincolnshire. He had an older brother and sister, Will and May and a younger brother Leslie. He was unmarried and worked on a farm prior to enlisting.

Ernest Bemrose's Grave.

He is buried in the Rheinberg War Cemetery along with the other members of his crew.

 

 
 

Photos courtesy of Pauline Drew, research by Linda Ibrom