Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
1676946   Sergeant William James Marks
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 10/08/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 100 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (British Air Force)
Died: 01/07/1944 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
William James Marks was the son of William and Isabel Marks. He was born about 1924. William Marks served with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve in World War Two. By June 1944, Sergeant (Flight Engineer) William Marks was serving with 100 Squadron. On 30th June 1944, he and his crew took off on an Avro Lancaster to bomb railway yards at Vierzon in France. The aircraft was shot down by a night fighter. All the crew were killed including Sergeant Marks.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial
  La Ferte, Seine-et-Marne, 4
Grave Ref: Plot 3 Grave 5
CWGC Casualty 2695304
La Ferte-sous-Jouarre is a small town 66 kilometres to the east of Paris, located on the main road (N3) running east from Paris. The Memorial is situated in a small park on the south-western edge of the town, on the south bank of the River Marne, just off the main road to Paris, The Memorial Register is kept at the Town Hall.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 St Annes Church Of Ireland - WWII Dungannon
2 Dungannon War Memorial - WWII Dungannon
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 Back to Normandy Details of flight LL958
2 France Crashes 1939-45 Photo of Sergeant William Marks' gravestone
3 RAF Commands - LL958 Details of crew and accident
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Sergeant William Marks' gravestone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023