Sgt. Henry Albert Toomey, RAF(VR) 1383991
The information we have
about Sgt. Toomey is he was the son of Henry Valentine and Edith Margaret
Toomey of Marble Arch, London.
Click below for information and photo's of Henry and Beryl's wedding
The inscription at the foot of the stone reads....
We'll meet again
But till we do
We'll cherish memories
of you. Devoted mother.
Below are two letters that were sent to Henry's wife Beryl informing her that her husband had been kiled and the other telling her husbands body had been exhumed along with the rest of the crew of ED627 and reburied in the Durnbach War Cemetery.
Below are two photograph's of Henry Valentine Toomey's grave, father of Sgt. Henry Albert Toomey. On the headstone there is a memorial to Sgt. Toomey. The inscription is difficult to read but there are two mistakes in the memorial.
The first is that it gives the date of death of Sgt. Toomey as August 26, 1943 not August 28, 1943 and the second one is that it calls the cemetery that he is buried in Nurnbach, not Durnbach.
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The inscription on the headstone reads.....
In Loving Memory of My dear husband HENRY VALENTINE TOOMEY, Died May 7th, 1946 Aged 56years.
Also his only son HENRY ALBERT TOOMEY, Sergeant R.A.F. Killed on Active Service, 26th August, 1943 in His 22nd year, Interred British Military Cemetery Bad Tolz, Nurnbach, Germany
LET YOUR :LIGHT SHINE BEFORE MEN THAT THEY MAY SEE YOUR GOODWORKS