Flight Lieutenant Marie Joseph Marc Lagesse, DFC, B. Sc. was a Mauritian officer of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died during the Second World War.

He was born the son of Jean Edesse and Marie Madeleine Lagesse, of Curepipe, Mauritius. A bachelor of science in economics and a barrister at law, Lagesse obtained his commission in the RAFVR in September 1942.[1]

Aged 27, Lagesse, a navigator with 128 Squadron, died on 10 January 1945, when de Havilland Mosquito PF403 crashed near Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire,. The aircraft's pilot, Squadron Leader R.F.L. Tong, DFC also died.[2]

Lagesse is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery.


  1. The London Gazette (35741), p. 4440, 9 October 1942. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  2. Pathfinder Squadron RAF, Retrieved 22 August 2013.


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