Royal West Sussex Hospital, Chichester.
|Date of Injury:
|D.O.B/Age when admitted:
|Cause of Incident:
Enemy action - shot down, baled out after combat with He111s, descended inverted with only ankles in parachute harness, & landed on shoulder at Bognor Regis
|Transferred to QVH:
Burns to face, arms and legs.
|No. of Operations at East Grinstead:
This is to certify that the patient mentioned below and whose description is stated hereon is the authorised holder of this Identity card.
43 Sqn (Jun-Aug 1940).
|Age at Death:
Born in Southsea, Hampshire.
Joined RAF & to 13 EFTS, June 38
Granted Short Service Commission, Aug 38;
11 Flying Training School, 1939;
Plt Off, June 39; Fg Off, December 40; Flt Lt (WS), December 41
Returned to service after treatment at East Grinstead: Merchant Ship Fighter Unit (Jun 1941-Mar 1943), 41 Sqn (6 Apr-27 Sep 1943).
Attached to 602 Sqn, February 42
Transferred to RAFO as Flt Lt, June 42
Transferred to Burma as Temporary Squadron Leader & Air Liaison Officer, October 1943
Based at Aberdeen (remote jungle airstrip) for local defence from April 44
Engine failed, crash-landed approximately 12 miles SE of Homalin, Burma, & captured by Japanese, 26 April 44; executed same day.
Buried in Grave 17.A.24, Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar (Burma).
Known as 'Lulu'
EFTS - Elementary Flying Training School.