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Surname WOMERSLEY   Initials G H   First Name GEOFFREY HARLAND  
Decorations DSO + DFC MID  
Rank Group Captain   Unit RAF   Service No. 43696  
Age Unknown  Deceased   Previous Squadron  
Grave Location  
Additional Info  
War Graves Link   Grave Photo NO Cemetery Photo NO
Award Date Citation / Reference Squadron
MID  23/09/1941  LG 35284 Page 8   
DSO  8/01/1943  Squadron Leader Geoffrey Harland WOMERSLEY (43696), No 156 Squadron.

WOMERSLEY, Geoffrey Harland, S/L (43696, Royal Air Force) - No.156 Squadron
Distinguished Service Order - awarded as per London Gazette dated 12 January 1943.

Born 1914 at Bingley, Yorkshire; home at Forres, Morayshire.
Enlisted 1936; trained in Middle East;
commissioned 1940.
Attained Squadron Leader rank in October 1940.
Mentioned in Despatches, September 1941.
Awarded DFC, 20 April 1943 for services in No.156 Squadron.
Given command of a squadron in February 1944.
No DSO citation in Gazette.
Following text from Air Ministry Buletin 8877:.

Squadron Leader Womersley has participated in many successful attacks. Even when damage has been sustained by his aircraft, he has completed his mission undeterred.

This officer has at all times displayed outstanding ability, and has pressed home his attacks with unusual courage in the face of enemy fighter and anti-aircraft opposition.

Citation details provided by Hugh Halliday. 
DFC  16/04/1943  Acting Squadron Leader Geoffrey Harland WOMERSLEY, D.S.O. (43696), No. 156 Squadron.

WOMERSLEY, Geoffrey Harland, A/S/L, DSO (43696, Royal Air Force) - No.156 Squadron - Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 20 April 1943. Air Ministry Bulletin 9917 of 18 April 1943 has citation.

Since the award of the Distinguished Service Order, this officer has completed additional operational sorties. On every occasion he has displayed a remarkable consistency in pressing home his attacks with grim determination and courage of a very high order. Neither adverse weather nor damage to his aircraft have prevented him from fulfilling his mission.

Squadron Leader Womersley by his supreme devotion to duty has earned the confidence and admiration of all other members of his squadron.

Citation details provided by Hugh Halliday. 
Bar to DSO  10/04/1945  Acting Group Captain Geoffrey Harland WOMERSLEY, D.S.O., D.F.C. (43696), R.A.F., 139 Sqn.  139 
Source Date Comments
LG 35284  23/09/1941  MID Notification 
ORB  26/09/1942  F/LT WORMSLEY and crew reported for duty. 
LG 35858  8/01/1943  DSO Notification 
ORB  13/01/1943  S/L WOMERSLEY awarded D.S.O. 
LG 35983  16/04/1943  DFC Notification 
ORB  27/04/1943  W/C WOMERSLY, DSO DFC posted to No. 8 (PFF) Group. 
LG 37030  10/04/1945  Bar To DSO Notification