R Oldfield air gunner 1438969 sergeant

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By chance my allottment (not a great year) is next to Boythorpe Cemetery Chesterfield. Recently a Commonwealth
War graves sign appeared, so I went to find them. There are four graves, one which is for Sergeant R Oldfield, air gunner died 3/3/43 aged 21. Does anyone have any information which might shed some light on this young man?

Thanks

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Many thanks for that very swift reply. Sounds like a very short war with a familiarly sad end.