|Supplementary List of
RAF Burials at
CRANFIELD (SS PETER & PAUL) CHURCHYARD
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Following the establishment of the RAF station in 1937, service burials took place at Cranfield ( SS Peter and Paul) Churchyard until late 1940 when the RAF established a new regional plot at Kempston Rural Cemetery.
Pilot Officer David Shine RAF, of
Tipperary, Died March 22nd 1939 Aged 19 Years.
Pilot Officer William Kinane (of
Australia). 11th August 1939, age 21.
41512 Pilot Officer Thomas R. Williams (of
Canada), Pilot. 28th November 1939, age 21. Son of Robert Rowland and
Gladys M Jacques Williams, of Ottowa, Ontario, Canada. Row E5. Grave 21. 1st
night in type …
1st night in type …(can’t read) dusk landings … (can’t read). Lost height when well clear of aerodrome, crashed after stalling. 1st night flight since 8/5/39.
Bozeat. Harvard P5811, 1754575 Sgt Lefaux (Pilot) + 745098 Sgt Follows
(passenger), and Oxford N4638, 754143 Sgt Lawson + Sgt Ashley (passenger),
collided in the air. All four occupants fatally injured. The aircraft were
flying in formation although not authorised to do so.
10/6/40 Bozeat. Harvard P5811, 1754575 Sgt Lefaux (Pilot) + 745098 Sgt Follows (passenger), and Oxford N4638, 754143 Sgt Lawson + Sgt Ashley (passenger), collided in the air. All four occupants fatally injured. The aircraft were flying in formation although not authorised to do so.
754575 Sgt. John M. Lefeaux, Pilot U/T.
10th June 1940, age 26. Son
of Ernest Lefeaux and of Alice Lefeaux, of Eltham, London. Row E5. Grave
742084 Sgt. Stanley T. Newcombe, Pilot.
9th August 1940, age 23.
Son of John Thomas Newcombe and Ada Jessie Newcombe, of Slough,
Buckinghamshire. Row E5. Grave 24.
938026 Ldg. Aircraftman Jack H. Kissner, Pilot
7th October 1940, age 23. Son
of Christian Henry Kissner and of Alice Rhoda Kissner, of Northampton. Row
E.5. Grave 25.
78557 Flt. Lt. Thomas M. B. Newton, Pilot.
23rd October 1940, age 44. Row C. Grave 26
921743 Ldg. Aircraftman Victor W. Harris, Pilot
11th November 1940, age 21.
1163122 Ldg. Aircraftman Frank G. Harrington, Pilot
16th December 1940, age 19.
623253 Sgt. James Plummer.
2nd June 1947, age 27.
With thanks to Alan Perrin, May Armstrong and Sheila Ewen for their assistance in this research.
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