Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (British Air Force)
14/09/1942 (Died by accident)
John Edwin Charles Averell Steele-Nicholson was the son of Robert Charles Henry and Lydia Mary Noel Amelia Steele-Nicholson. He was born about 1922. Sergeant John Edwin Charles Averell Steele-Nicholson served with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve in World War Two.
On 14th September 1942, Sergeant (Air Gunner) John Steele-Nicholson was on board Liberator AL-624 when it took off from R.A.F. Burn at 1100 hours. It was detailed to carry out a non-operational cross-country training flight. It failed to return. The aircraft descended through cloud and struck a hill near Millfore in Kirkcudbright. All of the crew were killed in the accident.
Kirkinner is a village on Wigtown bay, 2 miles south of Wigtown. Turn left from the centre of the village when travelling in a southerly direction on the A764 on to the minor road which goes to Knockann. The cemetery is on the left side of this road, on the edge of Kirkinner village.