Worthington-Wilmer, Ivor Chudleigh Bethune

    Date of death:
    July 4th, 1940 (Oostvoorne, the Netherlands)
    Buried on:
    Commonwealth War Graves Zwartewaal
    Row: A. Grave: 16.
    Nationality:
    British (1801-present, Kingdom)

    Biography

    Ivor Wilmington-Wilmer was born as the son of Lieutenant Colonel Louis Emilius Chudleigh Worthington-Wilmer and Olive Armitage Worthington-Wilmer. Transferred from the Royal Tank Corps he served when enering World War Two as Pilot and the rank of Flight Lieutenant with No. 18 Squadron.

    He was killed on July 4th, 1940 when the Bristol Blenheim (Serial Number L8866), he piloted, crashed near Oostvoorne, the Netherlands. Both his crewmembers Sergeants J.G. Stanley and G.E. Maydon were also killed in this crash.

    Promotions:
    ?: Lieutenant (The Royal Tank Corps);
    September 14th, 1936: Flying Officer;
    ?: Captain (The Royal Tank Corps);
    January 29th, 1939: Honorary Flight Lieutenant;
    September 14th, 1939: Flight Lieutenant (seniority September 14th, 1938).

    Career;
    September 14th, 1936: transferred to the Royal Air Force.

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    Sources

    • Photo 1: Pieter Schlebaum
    • Photo: Pieter Schlebaum
    • - The London Gazette of 29th September 1936, Issue 34327
      - The London Gazette of 28th February 1939, Issue 34603
      - The London Gazette of 14th November 1939, Issue 34733
      - Pease, Charles E. G., Descendants of Micah Corder
      - Commonwealth Wargraves Commission

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