In memory of
who died on 22 Sep 1941
|402650 Pilot Officer (114th Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force pilot) Randle Feilden (b.1913) of Bengough died 19410922 and is buried at Scottow cemetery near Coltishall, Norfolk, England. Feilden and his Blenheim crew were practice bombing a target ship when they came in too low, struck the ship and crashed. He was the son of Everard Henry and Maude Edna (Billson) Feilden who came from Derbyshire via South Africa to homestead NE36-4-24-W2 south of Bengough about 1907.|
Randle was educated at Bengough and at Balfour tech and Central collegiate, Regina, and left a wife Miriam (Wendy) at Victoria while he trained at Calgary and was posted overseas. He emigrated to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, in the mid1930s and worked as a radio announcer there before enlisting in the RAAF. His brother F/L John Coel Kenrick Feilden (1915-93) served as a flying instructor with the RCAF 1941-45. He and his wife Cecily Arden (Smith) had a son in February 1944 and christened him Randle to honour his fallen uncle.
Note that the family name appears incorrectly as Fielden on the Central collegiate honour roll. The name is pronounced (FEEL den).
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Randle with sister Betty Iredale, wife Wendy and Betty's son Randle
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|Saskatchewan rural municipality for commemoration||40 - Bengough|
|Cemetery or memorial location||Scottow cemetery, Norfolk, England
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|Honour roll location(s)||Central collegiate|
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|Date of birth||19130117|
|Place of birth||Bengough (Please click here for map.)|
|Date of enlistment||unk|
|Place of enlistment||Australia|
|Residence on enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (Please click here for map.)|
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