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864902 Corporal Cyril Russell Holman

He was in 934 Balloon Squadron in Plymouth. Son of Archibald and Blanche Holman; husband of

Hilda Holman, of Okehampton.There was a enemy air raid on the Naval Dockyard on 4th February

1942. Cyril was manning the winch at the Plymouth end of the Royal Albert bridge. It is thought

 that because there was a severe gale blowing that night the winch vehicle was actually blown

off the bridge. Cyril received fatal head injuries.

Cyril served with Observation balloons in the Great War in the Royal Flying Corps and when the

next war broke out, it was a natural choice to choose balloons.

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864902 Corporal Cyril Russell Holman

                                                 Efford Cemetery Plymouth