Rank & Name: Sgt George Howey Coulton
Date of Death: 09/08/1940


Little is known of Sgt Coulton at this time. He was WAG when he and his crew failed to return from a mission over Cherbourg. view details

Update 2012:

I was recently contacted by Andy Coulton who is a relative of Sgt Coulton, who sent in the following...

Just took a look at your site. Thanks for doing all that work. Just wanted to let you know that a distant relative of mine, 619184 Sgt George Howey Coulton, flew as a W/Op-Gnr with 59 Sqn and was unfortunately lost on 8/8/40 on a Reconn mission to Cherbourg along with the pilot, P/O Davis and the Obs. Sgt Beaumont. Sgt Coulton came from a small mining village in Co Durham and joined up around 1938 aged 17 or 18. My own roots are from the same area.

A few years ago i contacted members of his family in search of a photo but was unsuccessful though I did visit the grave of Sgt Beaumont in Dieppe. He was the only member of the crew whose body was recovered from the sea. I have also visited various grave sites of other 59 Sqn members incl another Blenheim crew buried in the middle of the WW1 Somme battlefields at Fricourt - am happy to send photos if you don't have them
So i do feel a connection to 59 Sqn.
All the best, mate
Andy Coulton"


Update June 2014:

I have recently been contacted by Michelle Richardson (Sgt Coulton was her Great Uncle) who kindly sent in the photo above. Thank you for taking the time to get in touch Michelle and thank you for the picture. Much appreciated.




Further Information
Awardee of the Battle of Britain Clasp - Although entitlement was revoked by the Air Ministry in 1960 (read more)


Rest In Peace