The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. L H M Reece
Lawrence Hugh Murrell Reece was born on 20th July 1913 in Oxenhall, Gloucestershire. He was a prominent member of the Newent Hockey and Cricket Clubs.
He joined the RAFVR in April 1939 as an Airman u/t Observer.
Reece married Barbara Cloke in July 1939 in Gloucester.
Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training and was serving with 235 Squadron in June 1940.
He was a member of the crew of Blenheim N3541 which failed to return from a convoy escort in poor weather on 18th July. P/O RL Patterson and Sgt. RY Tucker were also lost.
Reece was 26. His name is on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 18.
Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner