Airman – Sellars, Lesley – Missing – Killed

January 1943

South Yorkshire Times, January 2, 1943


Mrs. Doris Sellars, of 61 Church Street, Conisbrough, has received news that her husband, Flying Officer Lesley Sellars, is missing

The official notification gives no details as to how he came to be missing, but a letter received from his Squadron states that Flying Officer Sellars went out on a flight which should have taken about five hours, and failed to return.

Before the war he was employed by the L. and N.E. Railway in the Goods Department at Conisbrough, and was a member of the Special Constabulary.

He joined the Air Force in October, 1940, and was sent to South Africa for training, and returned to this country last March. He was then a Pilot Officer, but he was recently promoted to the rank of Flying Officer.

From C.W.G.C.:


Service Number: 122241
Regiment & Unit/Ship
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 466 (R.A.A.F.) Sqdn.

Date of Death Died 22 December 1942
Age 32 years old

Buried or commemorated at RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL: Panel 67. United Kingdom
Country of Service United Kingdom

Additional Info: Son of Joseph and Cecile Briar Sellers, of Conisborough, Yorkshire; husband of Doris Sellars, of Conisborough.