Malvern College Second World War Casualty

F/Lt. Harold Liversidge

House and time at Malvern: Sch, 1931 - 1936.

Regiment: R.A.F..
Died: 29 June 1942 aged 24 in Germany. Killed in bombing raid on Bremen.
Battle: Bomber Command. Cemetery: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 2. E. 3.

Son of E. Liversidge, Lynwood, Oxford Rd, Dewsbury.
Math VI. School Prefect. F. XXII.
Scholar, Trinity, Camb. 1st Cl. Math. Trip.
Husband of Joan Liversidge, of Marylebone, London. B.A. (Cantab.).

405 (R.C.A.F.) Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(Converted from Wellington bombers to the Handley Page Halifax in April 1942, taking part in the historic 1,000-bomber raid on Cologne on the night of 30/31 May 1942.)

F/Lt Liversidge was the Captain of a Halifax II ('H') with Sgts Bradbrook (Navigator), Alcazar (Observer), Dearlove (Wireless Operator), Foot (A/G), Druommond (A/G) and McFee (A/G).
He took off at 23:04 on the 29th June 1942 from RCAF Pocklington in Yorkshire for a bombing attack on Bremen along with 9 other aircraft in his squadron. His aircraft was one of three that did not return.

Operation records, June 1942: AIR 27_1787_25
Detailed records: AIR 27_1787_26