Ray, Maurice Edward Michael

War Service:
Flying Officer (Pilot) MAURICE EDWARD MICHAEL RAY, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, was killed in action on 2 March 1945 while serving with 622 Squadron.

At 1301 on 2 March his Lancaster G I-D took off from RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk to bomb Cologne. The aircraft was hit by flak over the target and crashed with no survivors.

All the dead, including Flying Officer Ray were buried in Hotton War Cemetery, in Belgium.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the WW2 memorial at Haberdashers’ Aske’s school in New Cross.

Details:

He was 21 years old, the son of William and Beatrice Ray. He married Gwendoline Williams in Lewisham in the spring of 1944. His father served as Quartermaster Sergeant in the 2nd battalion Durham Light Infantry during the first World War winning the Military Medal and Meritorious Service Medal. He was killed in June 1944 while serving in the Home Guard and is buried in Hither Green cemetery.

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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