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stating he was older. Trained in England and was killed on his first
operational flight on the night of 22nd-23rd March, 1944. (Photo
Plate II.)
Sergeant Pilot, R.A.F.V.R.
Missing, presumed Killed, 6th May, 1941.
Born 9th November, 1921. Dayboy, 1932-1933.
Left Bancroft's to go to Dulwich College. Pilot of a Wellington
Bomber (21st Squadron), lost with all the crew on 6th May, 1941,
while attacking shipping off the Dutch coast in daylight. (Photo:
Plate IX.)
Sergeant Air-Gunner
Wireless Operator, R.A.F.V.R.
Killed on Active Service, 25th September,
Born 6th February, 1921. Dayboy, 193'1-1937.
Leaving Bancroft's he entered a stockbroker's office but subsequently
studied art. Joined R.A.F. and when fully trained, was being flown
direct to the Middle East in a Wellington bomber. Soon after starting,
the plane developed engine trouble and crashed, all the crew beinS
killed. Buried in a R.A.F. Cemetery in Berkshire. (Photo:
Plate XI.)
Lieutenant, Royal Warwickshire Regt.
Killed in Action, 18th March, 1943.
Born 5th June, 1910. Boarder, 1923-1928. 1St XV Football (Colours).
Entered the Westminster Bank and was a very active member
their Sports Club. A Territorial, he was mobilised with the Rangers
Battalion of the King's Royal Rifle Corps at the outbreak of war.
Commissioned Spring, 1941, in the Leicestershire Regt., and was later
transferred to the Royal Warwickshire Regt. and promoted to
Lieutenant. Killed in action in North Africa while attached to 2/Sth
Bn. Leicestershire Regt. Married with two sons. (Photo:
Plate XIII.)
Captain, 7th Bn. South Staffordshire Regt.
Died on Active Service, 6th October, 1942.
Born 17th September, 1914. Boarder, 1926-1932. House Colours
(Football) and Bancroft's Players.
After leaving School, was with various advertising agencies and
other firms in London and Birmingham. A keen Territorial, was
commissioned in 1937 with the 8th Middlesex, afterwards transferring to
the South Staffordshire. Received a bayonet wound on a battle course
and died from blood poisoning. Buried at Dungannon, Ireland.
Plate VI.)