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  • Description

    Full title reads: "PASSING OF A V.C. HERO".

    England.

    Various shots of funeral procession of first Australian Air Force V.C. (Victoria Cross) Flight Sergeant Rawdon Middleton. It makes its way through his station somewhere in England (probably RAF Mildenhall). Various shots of the full military funeral service at St John's Churchyard, Beck Row, Suffolk. The service ends with a salute from the rifles and The Last Post (natural sound).

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    15/02/1943
    Sound:
    sound
    Media URN:
    37923
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1075.29
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:03:00 / 01:52:04:00
    Canister:
    43/13
    Sort Number:
    43/013
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    War & Revolution Religion & Politics
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    The funeral seen here is for Flight Sergeant (later posthumously promoted to Pilot Officer) Rawdon Middleton VC.

    The "unknown churchyard" is St John's Churchyard, Beck Row, Suffolk (confirmation of that fact at the bottom of this page here.....
    www.ww2australia.gov.au/raaf/

    The peaked structure seen at 00:15 is the Lych Gate there. It's still there today, I've checked it on Google maps!

    The RAF station at the start is likely to be RAF Mildenhall, where Middleton was stationed.

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks very much indeed!

  3. annibe says

    My Dad WO Pilgrim drilled marchers at this funeral and I have many personal photos of the funeral

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