Henry Boyer

Pilot, 237 (Rhodesia) Squadron
Service number 80420
Died 13 Feb 1943
Buried Fayid War Cemetery, Egypt
Age 26

Headstone Inscription
‘FALLEN IN THE CAUSE OF THE FREE. MOURNED BY SORROWING PARENTS, SISTERS AND BROTHER’


Henry was born in 1917 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe the son of Joseph and Annie, husband of Sheila nee Yeatman. Henry enlisted into the RAF in Rhodesia in 1940.

Henry was the pilot of Hurricane II HV968 which took off on 13 Feb 1943 from the airfield at Shandur, Egypt on a fighter training exercise. The aircraft crashed whilst Henry was carrying out stern and quarter attacks. Henry was killed and buried the next day at the British Military Cemetery.

237 Sqn Operational Record Book