An RAF hero has died in Salford with no surviving family - so who will come and pay tribute at his funeral?

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An RAF hero has died in Salford with no surviving family - so who will come and pay tribute at his funeral?

Post by Bruno » Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:38 am

Hello,

Walter Bentley RAF 570 Squadron had died, aged 97.
Walter and his crew survived a crash when their Short Stirling was shot down on 23 September 1944 during Arnhem fights.
Here is an extract from the article which can be seen at the link below:
https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk ... o-15470967
His funeral will take place at Agecroft Cemetery at 1pm on Monday, December 10.

Walter has no surviving family and only a handful of friends.

It is hoped his home city will show its thanks and respect for a man who put his life on the line to defend his country, playing a part in one of the major clashes of the war.
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Re: An RAF hero has died in Salford with no surviving family - so who will come and pay tribute at his funeral?

Post by Mark Joyce » Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:54 am

Thank you, Mr. Bentley, for your service and sacrifice in the name of freedom. Although unable to attend his funeral, my thoughts and prayers will be with him.

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Re: An RAF hero has died in Salford with no surviving family - so who will come and pay tribute at his funeral?

Post by K4KittyCrew » Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:29 am

Well said, Mark ................... Our belated condolences to all.
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