Newspaper article from the Rhyl Leader about the funeral of Sergeant Len Trehearn, 25 April 1942 Item Reference : CNY03838
The article starts with a quote from C. Simmons "Dare to do your duty always: this is the height of true valour!" The article reports that many hundreds of Rhyl townspeople attended the funeral of Sergeant Observer Philip Leonard Newell Trehearn. The coffin draped with the Union Jack was borne on a gun-carriage in charge of Lance-Sergeant J. Howell. Len Trehearn of Rhyl died on 14 April 1942 when the Halifax bomber he was in crashed while testing, near Baldersby. He is buried in Rhyl Town Cemetery. He served with 102 Squadron as a Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. His brother Vernon also served with the RAF and their father, P.T. Trehearn saw service with the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) in the 1st World War.
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