Robert Philip Marks

Flight Engineer, 426 (Thunderbird) Squadron
Service number 161746
Died 16 December 1943
Buried Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery, Yorkshire
Age 22

Headstone Inscription
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN BY HIS MUM AND DAD BROTHER SAM AND FIANCEE EDNA


Biography

Robert was the son of Moss and Sarah née Cohen of Hackney, London.

In 1939, the family were living at 143 Ordnance Road, West Ham where Robert and his father Moss worked as boot and shoe fitter and cutters. Robert had an older brother named Samuel.

On Robert’s headstone it states fiancée Edna. Edna King was a WAAF airframe fitter based at RAF Cranfield who Robert was planning to ask her to marry him but was sadly killed before he could ask her.

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