December 30, 1919 - January 16, 1944
Harry Woodward Donkersley was the son of Harry Dyson Donkersley (d. 1945), store clerk, and Gladys (nee Woodward) Donkersley (1899-1988) of Powell River, British Columbia. He had one younger sister, Constance Rita, who became a nurse.
Aboard Beechcraft HB100 travelling from Rockcliffe to Patricia Bay via Winnipeg and Lethbridge, the crew of four were lost over the mountains east of Vancouver: Pilot, P/O Harry Donkersley, Navigator S/L James Flaherty, passenger S/L Terence Pringle, (RAFVR), and WAG P/O Ernest Sowerby.
See links below for more information. The full Court of Inquiry can be found on microfiche C5937, starting with image 5299.