Pilot Officer Ewart Duncan Pockney 76925 RAFVR Rear Gunner



P/O Ewart Duncan Pockney Plot C Row 10 Grave 258


A freezing morning at Lemsterland (Lemmer) General Cemetery.


The entrance to the cemetery


Pilot Officer Ewart Pockney was the rear gunner aboard Vickers Wellington Mk.Ic N2844 HA-M “Mother” skippered by Sergeant Kenneth Shearing RAFVR.  The crew were intercepted and shot down by Oberfeldwebel Siegried Ney of IV./NJG1 at 02:06hrs hour on August 19th 1941 while attacking Duisburg. The Wellington crashed in the Ijsselmeer near Den Oever, killing the crew of six. The 35-year-olds body washed ashore on September 3rd 1941 near Lemmer.

Photographs kindly sent by Mark Hakvoort. THANK YOU




Lemsterland (Lemmer) General Cemetery Plot C Row 10 Grave 258 35

Killed 19.08.1941.