Monday, 14 January 2013

Alexander Templeton - RAFVR

We received this e-mail from Belgium, seeking help in contacting any surviving relatives of a young Kilmarnock airman shot down and killed over Belgium in 1943, while serving with No.77 Squadron RAF.  Any help would be appreciated.

"My name is Christophe Mathy, I live in Belgium and I am part of a group that aims to honor the memory of airmen of the Halifax JD371 O KN-77 Squadron RAF.

We are looking for the families of these men died for our freedom or escaped on 28/08/1943 in Modave (Belgium).
We seek these families in order to invite them to the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the crash that will take place this year.
We are already in contact with the families of A. Brannigan, Arthur Beard, William Catley, Peter Humphries, we expect news of the family of James Silver in Canada.
Unfortunately, we do not find the last 3 families. Namely, Ronald Rodgers Hanging Heaton, Batley, Yorkshire, Alexander Templeton from Kilmarnock, Ayrshire,Son of Gilbert C. and Ann Woodburn Templeton and
William (Bill) Palmer of The Yews, Berkswell, Coventry, Warwickshire, England.
That's all we know.
Maybe you can help us to find his family ?
Maybe you know this man or do you know a family member or the family of Alexander Templeton? We would like to make contact with them.
If you do not know, I apologize for the inconvenience.

Thanks in advance, Sincerely,

Christophe Mathy "

1 comment:

  1. It seems there were 2 Kilmarnock lads on the same aircraft. Both were killed. See the link below to Kilmarnock Standard article of 1943.