Have had this query from member Peter FOLLETT - I will pass on your replies.
"Francis Stephen DYMOND died on 24 March 1943 in RAF Hospital Poulton, Lancashire of septicaemia. I have a copy of his death certificate. He had joined the RAFVR only a month earlier on 21 February.
This discovery came about when the CWGC placed a plaque at the entrance to St Mary’s Churchyard, Hutton stating there was a war grave in the churchyard. He is buried in a family plot with his grandparents and uncle. Why he is not on any war Memorial is a mystery maybe his parents did not want his name on a memorial or maybe they thought he did not qualify as he had served for such a short time.
In 1939 the family were living in 7 Bournville Road ,but at the time of his death his parents were living in Victoria Cottage, Station Road his father was the caretaker of the Methodist Church. According to the Mercury he was employed as a clerk at Bristol railway station before enlisting. There could be War Memorial recording the names of railway men who died during the war and he could be recorded there.
Hutton Parish Council have agreed to add his name to the Hutton War Memorial subject to every effort being made to trace any relatives, to obtain their view as recommended by the War Memorial Trust.
His parents were
- Francis William DYMOND born 1890 died 1962 and
- Ophelia Maud DYMOND nee BOWEN born 1896 died 1972
Any relatives would be descendants of his parents brothers and sisters."
Any help would be appreciated in tracing them to get permission to add his name to appropriate memorials.