Anthony Ralph Sealtiel

Flight Engineer, 514 Squadron
Service number 1818874
Died 22 May 1944
Buried Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery, Netherlands
Age 19

Headstone Inscription
‘HE FORFEITED A LIFE OF GREAT PROMISE FOR MANKIND. IN OUR THOUGHTS FOR EVER’


Anthony was born in 1924 in St Pancras, London to Maurice (Moses) and Rebecca née Melnikoff and two younger brother Dennis and Ronald. Anthony’s father Maurice was born in Whitechapel and his mother Rebecca was born in Russia. Rebecca arrived in England in 1905 and married Maurice who was a tailor in 1923. In 1939 the family were living at 211 Albany Street, St Pancras.

Anthony was the flight engineer on Lancaster LL695 which departed RAF Waterbeach on a night operation to Duisberg. The aircraft was attacked by a night fighter and crashed near Eindhoven.

F/S CJ Medland DFM, Pilot, POW
F/O D Walker, Navigator, Evaded
F/S LJ Venus, Bomb Aimer, POW
Sgt L Shimmons, WOP/Air, Evaded
Sgt CE Rose RCAF, MU Gunner, KIA
Sgt BR Williams, Rear Gunner, KIA
Sgt AR Sealtiel, Flight Engineer, KIA

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Photo courtesy of Raimondo Bogaars, http://www.valkenswaardwarcemetery.nl/