Davies, Roy Joseph

Roy Joseph 


1923 - 1944
Rank Sergeant
Service no.575723
Born July 16, 1923


Roy Joseph

Gateway School 1934-38.

Son of Thomas and Mary Davies.

Sergeant Davies was one of the crew of Lancaster LM714 that took off from RAF Kelstern at 23:03 hours on the 23rd July 1944. The aircraft was on an operation to Kiel in Germany, and failed to return. Sergeant Davies is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Panel 228.

Crew members:

  • Flight Lieutant Hugh Raymond Harrison, 110412
  • Pilot Officer Harold Alexander Smith, J/89897
  • Flight Sergeant Kenneth Welland Dewey, R/210865
  • Sergeant Roy Joseph Davies, 575723Flight
  • Sergeant Lorne Albert Morfoot, R/210350
  • Sergeant Alfred James Newell, 1565600
  • Sergeant Frank Alfred Powell, 1603981

Overlooking the River Thames on Cooper’s Hill in Runnymede, Surrey, is Runnymede Memorial, sometimes known as the Air Forces Memorial. The memorial commemorates more than 20,000 airmen and women who were lost in the Second World War during operations from bases in the United Kingdom and North and Western Europe who have no known grave.

Designed by Sir Edward Maufe, it is made of Portland stone and consists of a shrine embraced by a cloister

  • The shrine is adorned with three stone figures by Vernon Hill representing Justice, Victory and Courage

  • The engraved glass and painted ceilings were designed by John Hutton and the poem engraved on the gallery window was written by Paul H Scott

RAF Kelstern Memorial