|Birth: ||Mar. 5, 1908|
Prince Edward Island, Canada
|Death: ||Jan. 5, 1942, England|
Son of JOHN WILLIAM LEFURGEY and MARGARET ROSS.
Married; KATHERINE ERMA GORDON, daughter of ROBERT GORDON and MINNIE CARRUTHERS.
Children of KATHERINE GORDON and OSBORNE LEFURGEY are:
-DONALD (DEE) LEFURGEY, b. Abt. 1934; d. 06 Apr 2007.
-ROBERT LEFURGEY, b. Abt. 1935; d. Bef. Apr 2007.
Obituary: [Thanks to Rich Allenby, see website info below.]
Wellington W5589 near Strensall, York.
In the morning of the 5th of January 1942 the crew of this aircraft were airtesting the aircraft prior to an Operational flight. When they took off at 09.28hrs there were intermittant snow showers over the Pocklington area. The pilot had flown this aircraft regularly and had previously been a fitter and was particular in checking his aircraft and engines prior to taking off. Whilst in the York area the aircraft suffered engine trouble, and the port engine then caught fire. At 10.15hrs the pilot is believed to have been attempting a forced landing near the military range at Strensall but lost control in bad visibility caused by a heavy snow shower at the time or by the fire making control impossible. Witnesses reported seeing the aircraft explode in the air prior to it hitting the ground. The offical report said it exploded on impact. All five airmen on the aircraft were sadly killed and were buried at Barmby Moor Churchyard on the 8th of January 1943 at 14.30hrs. The faulty engine was returned to Rolls Royce for closer inspection.
PILOT- F/Sgt Osborne B LeFurgey RCAF (R/50333), aged 32, of Alberton, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Buried Barmby Moor Churchyard, Yorkshire.
Osborne9 [FLIGHT SGT.] LEFURGEY, John8 W. Lefurgey, William7 Lefurgey, William6 Lefurgey, John5 Lefurgey, Adrien4 LAFORGE, Pieter3 (Peter) LaForge, Adriaen2 DE LA FORGE, Jean1 De La Forge.
John William Lefurgey (1870 - 1947)
Margaret Ross Lefurgey (1872 - 1951)
Donald LeFURGEY (____ - 2007)*
Ross William Lefurgey (1933 - 2013)*
Note: PHOTO CREDIT: Photos were taken by Rich Allenby whose website from which I have 'lifted them' is: www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/yorkshire/york42/w5589.html Thank you Rich.
St Catherine Churchyard
East Riding of Yorkshire Unitary Authority
East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Created by: anne
Record added: Jan 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64714039
Added: Mar. 8, 2013
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