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Jack Desmond Lamb DFM

Rank:Flying OfficerNumber:200736
Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:097 Sqn RAFVR
How Died:Died of Wounds
Country of burial:U.K.Grave Photo:No
Cemetery or Memorial:Barking (Rippleside) Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
He was brought up by his parents living at Wharf Rd, Altrincham until he
was 11 years of age (1934).    They left the town when his father went to
work for Fords Motors at Dagenham, Essex.

An Air Bomber, he was wounded in a flying accident early in 1945 and as a
result, he had to have three operations.   He died at Wroughton RAF
Hospital a few days after receiving his DFM.

Wroughton R.A.F. Hospital - Work commenced on the foundations in June 1939.
The two-storey H shaped building was to provide 260 beds and house modern
departments The RAF General Hospital as it was known then opened on 14 June
1941 under the command of Gp.Capt. EC Foreman. By October 1943 eight
additional wards had been constructed. At the end of March 1944 the bed
capacity was raised to 1000 – SECO hutting with inter-connecting
corridors added a further 350 beds. Wroughton’s busiest period followed
the allied landings in Normandy on D-Day. The first casualties arrived on
13 June, landing at RAF Lyneham and being ferried by a fleet of ambulances
to Wroughton.   A team of 8 medical officers met the casualties and
assessed the treatment required before the men were taken to the wards by
Italian PoW porters. In the 6-months following D-Day 4,811 casualties
passed through Wroughton.

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