Councillor’s appeal for information about Northrepps war hero

David Russell is appealing for information about Charles Robert Walpole, from Northrepps. Photo: Arc

David Russell is appealing for information about Charles Robert Walpole, from Northrepps. Photo: Archant - Credit: Archant

A Cromer town councillor is appealing for information about a Northrepps man who died in a World War Two raid.

David Russell is appealing for information about Charles Robert Walpole, from Northrepps. Photo: Arc

David Russell is appealing for information about Charles Robert Walpole, from Northrepps. Photo: Archant - Credit: Archant

David Russell received a letter dated September 26, with information about Sergeant Charles Robert Walpole, who was a member of the RAF Marham squadron known as 'Dambusters' and was killed in a raid in Dams in 1943.

Mr Russell, who is helping with a research for a book about Sgt Walpole to be published at the end of the year, said: 'The letter had no return address.'

He added: 'We're very interested in hearing more about Charles Robert Walpole.

'The RAF can't provide any further information.'


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The letter was signed 'Tony' and Mr Russell said: 'It looks like the writing of an older person.

'It would be good if he could write to me again with a return address.

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'He must have genuinely forgotten to include it.'

Do you know anything about Sgt Walpole? Email redrussell88@gmail.com

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