Wars Last Goodbyes
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Warwick Cemetery

Inscription

Our Glorious Dead

"Mac"

In proud

And hallowed memory of

Flying Officer

Archibald McMeekin Paton

R.A.A.F. V.R.

 

Who fought for us through

Hours of darkness

And gave his life that we

Might live

Born January 28th 1917

Killed in action

March 24th 1943

"Greater love hath no man"

NB The adjacent grave to Ted - T. Edward George Hanson of the R.A.F. was flying with Mac when they crashed. They were buried next to each other.

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Warwick Cemetery

Warwickshire

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Archibald McMeekin

Paton

28th January 1917

Tallangatta, Victoria, Australia

23rd March 1943

Flying a Mosquito DZ257 out of 151 Squadron at RAF Wittering in Northamptonshire when returning to base but possibly hit by flak and attempted to land, crashed second time of asking. He was flying with his friend and colleague Ted Hanson who is buried next to him at Warwick

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Warwick Cemetery, Warwick, Warwickshire

Second World War

Flying Officer

151 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force

Mac had become a close friend of Ted Hanson's family and when he was killed with Ted, it appears that Ted's wife and family arranged for him to be buried next to Ted at Warwick. Mac was engaged to be married back in Australia.

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