Mr Kenneth Dardanelles GARDEN

Australian BOAC Pilot working for the Royal Air Force Ferry Command

Service No: Not applicable
Born: Date, Location unavailable
Enlisted in the RAF: Not applicable
Unit: RAF Ferry Command
Died: Aircraft Accident (Liberator aircraft AM915), Scotland, 1 September 1941, Scotland, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Cremated (Glasgow Crematorium)
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frank Alexander and Elsie Mary Garden, of Coogee, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Not applicable

On delivery to the UK on 1 September 1941, Liberator AM915 crashed near Campbelltown, Kintyre, Scotland, killing the crew of four and six passengers.

The crew members of AM951 were:

Mr Kenneth Dardanelles Garden (Australian Civilian) (BOAC Pilot)
Mr Geoffrey Llewellyn Panes (British Civilian) (BOAC First Officer)
Mr Charles Alvan Spence (US Civilian) (Flight Engineer, RAF Ferry Command)
Mr Samuel Walter Sydenham (Canadian Civilian) (Radio Operator, RAF Ferry Command)

The passengers were:

Dr Mark Benjamin (British Civilian) Member of an Official Scientific Mission to the USA
Count Guy De Bailler-Letour * (Belgian Civilian)
Professor Robert Balmain Mowatt (British Civilian) Professor of History, Bristol University
Captain Sherwood Pickering * (US Navy)
Mr Eric Taylor (British Civilian) Principal Technical Officer, Air Ministry
Lieutenant Colonel Louis Harris Wrangham (Royal Marines)

* Not shown on CWGC records.


Christie, C.A. (Carl Andrew) Ocean Bridge: The History of RAF Ferry Command, University of Toronto Press Toronto Canada, 1995
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records

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