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12/02/2020 The CWGC record Flight Lieutenant Samuel Charles Hellard as the son of Edward W Hellard and of Mary Hellard of Dungannon, County Tyrone. He is laso recorded as the husband of Muriel J E Hellard of Norwich.
12/02/2020 In loving memory of Edward W Hellard, died 26th January 1944; and his wife Mary, died 3rd June 1975. Also their son, Flt/Lt S C Hellard, RAF, died 29th August 1945, buried Celle, Hanover; and his wife, Muriel Jane Elizabeth, died 13th October 2001.
12/02/2020 There is a family memorial headstone in Drumcoo Cemetery in Dungannon. It reads:
12/02/2020 Flight Lieutenant Samuel Hellard is buried in Celle War Cemetery. Celle War Cemetery was the hospital cemetery of the 64th British Military Hospital and those buried here were mainly servicemen who died of wounds sustained during the last month or so of the war.
12/02/2020 It seems he may have died of wounds (see below). It may be speculated that because he died in Germany and he was part of the Disarmament Wing, he may have been there dealing with unexploded bombs.
12/02/2020 Flight Lieutenant Samuel Charles Hellard was serving with 8501 Air Disarmament Wing when he died on 28th August 08 1945 in Germany. He was 38 years old.
12/02/2020 Flight Lieutenant Samuel Hellard was Mentioned in Despatches. This appears in the London Gazette on 1st January 1945.
12/02/2020 Samuel Hellard served with the Royal Air Force in World War Two.
12/02/2020 Samuel attended RAF Halton, which it seems was were RAF technical apprentices were trained.
12/02/2020 Samuel Hellard was married to Muriel Jane Elizabeth Hellard.
12/02/2020 No listing for the family can be found on the 1911 census.
12/02/2020 Samuel Charles Hellard was the son of Edward W and Mary Hellard. He was born about 1907.
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