Final Resting Place of Sgt Ernest Handley, ex 6 Squadron

After a chance reading of the story of 6 Squadron pilot, Sergeant Ernest Handley on this website (see 6 Squadron Pioneers in the 6 Sqn section) Brian Stafford contacted me and kindly provided me with a photograph of Ernest Handley's headstone at St Nicholas church graveyard at North Coates, near Grimsby. Ernest Handley was killed in a flying accident near the Royal Flying Corps aerodrome at Brooklands, Surrey, but it was not possible to repatriate his body to Queensland, Australia. With his father's family living in North Coates, it was decided to convey his body to that village for burial.