1012895 Sergeant Francis Reginald Jones,
Flight Engineer, 1656 Heavy Conversion Unit,
RAF Lindholme, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
A mountain rescue team was despatched from RAF Llandwrog at Caernarfon to recover the men’s bodies, and to secure the crash site. Later, when RAF sent a salvage team to recover the wreckage of the aircraft, one of the men was seriously injured in a fall from a cliff face.
The Australian men were:
424379 Flying Officer Maxwell Cox, Pilot, age 27.
423363 Pilot Officer Lindsay George Walker, 2nd Pilot, age 21.
421114 Warrant Officer John Albert White, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, age 24.
433753 Flight Sergeant Keith Penwick, Air Gunner, age 19.
433631 Flight Sergeant Roy Walmsley, Air Gunner, age 19.
They now lie buried in Section A of Blacon Cemetery in Chester.The Jones family brought Sergeant Reg Jones home to Scholes, and he is now buried in All Saints Churchyard.