- Lloyd Lawrence Aikenhead was a son of Frank
and Iva Jane Aikenhead (nee Curtis). He was married to Annie Muriel
Aikenhead (nee Bell), of Greenway, Manitoba, Canada. He was born on 23
December 1916. Before he joined the Army he worked as a store clerk in
his father's store.
- Together with four other aircraft, the plane
of Aikenhead (Hudson MK IIIa FH346), was detailed to attack an enemy
convoy, believed to number 13 vessels off Den Helder, The Netherlands.
They took off from RAF Station Bircham Newton, at 2335hrs on the night
of 19/20th June 1942. The aircraft crashed in the sea and none of the
four men crew survived. The bodies of Sergeant Bennett and Sergeant
Aikenhead washed ashore. Sergeant Bennett is buried in the Sage War
Cemetery, near Cloppenburg, Germany. The bodies of the other two crew
members were never found. It was only on his 2nd operational mission
when he lost his life.
- Lloyd Lawrence Aikenhead never saw his only
son Larry. His widow Annie did not re-marry and she passed away in 2009