Arthur Reginald Davis

Royal New Zealand Air Force Sergeant Arthur Reginald Davis died on 15th May 1943 when Bristol Beaufort EL131 crashed near Castledawson, Co. Londonderry.

Sergeant

Arthur Reginald Davis

414730

Sergeant Arthur Reginald Davis of the Royal New Zealand Air Force was one of 4 ANZAC airmen killed when Bristol Beaufort EL131 crashed at Castledawson, Co. Londonderry.

Sergeant Arthur Reginald Davis (414730) served in the Royal New Zealand Air Force during World War Two. He was the son of Charles Albert Davis and Minnie Davis of Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand and husband of Lorraine Muriel Davis of Levin, Wellington, New Zealand.

Sergeant Davis died on 15th May 1943 aged 24 years old. At the time, he served with RAF No. 5 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit. He was a Wireless Operator / Air Gunner on board Bristol Beaufort EL131. After taking off from RAF Long Kesh, Co. Antrim, the plane came down at 0920hrs around 1 mile north of Shields’ Corner, Castledawson, Co. Londonderry killing all 5 of the crew.

Remembering the crew of Beaufort EL131

Last NameFirst Name(s)RankRoleInformation
GibsonDonald MurrayFlight SergeantPilotRAAF 413982. Killed.
HarrisCharles LoxleyFlight SergeantNavigator / Bomb AimerRAAF 411702. Killed.
DeveryKeith ThomasSergeantWireless Operator / Air GunnerRNZAF 416683. Killed.
DavisArthur ReginaldSergeantWireless Operator / Air GunnerRNZAF 414730. Killed.
O'BrienDennis HenryAircraftman 2nd ClassWireless OperatorRAFVR 1800327. Killed.

Arthur Reginald Davis’ grave is in Glenalina Extension, Section AS, Grave 19 of Belfast City Cemetery, Belfast, Co. Antrim.

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