Henry Cohen

Sergeant, 215 Squadron
Service number 1125924
Died 27 Feb 1944
Buried Chittagong War Cemetery, Bangladesh
Age 19

Headstone Inscription
‘DEARLY BELOVED ELDEST SON OF MAY COHEN, BROTHER OF ANNA AND CYRIL’


Henry was born in 1925 in Glasgow the son of Gabriel and May Cohen. Gabriel died of carcinoma when Henry was five years old.

Henry was on board Wellington HF538 which crashed in Jessore, India killing all crew. His death certificate states that he died of multiple injuries.

A letter written by the RCAF to the Canadian pilot Robert McGee’s family states that the aircraft crashed at 03.42 80 miles NE of Calcutta and 2 miles N of Jessore, Bengal.