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Sergeant Percy George Crosbie

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Sergeant Percy George Crosbie

Birth
Camberwell, London Borough of Southwark, Greater London, England
Death
24 Nov 1941 (aged 24)
March, Fenland District, Cambridgeshire, England
Burial
Marham, Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough, Norfolk, England
Plot
War Graves Plot. Grave 9.
Memorial ID
142436660 View Source

Percy Was the Son of John Goodwin Crosbie and Jane Crosbie nee Ridden. He was Baptised in Sydenham St Philip the Apostle 14 Feb 1917 and was a Book Keeeping Clerk for a Soap Manufacturers before joining the RAF. His death is recorded under George Crosbie in March Cambridgeshire 1941.
115 Squadron’s Vickers Wellington (#Z8863) bomber aircraft, with an aircrew of six and also including three members of the ground aircrew (on the flight for flight experience), took off from RAF Marham on a non-operational flying test. Flying at a low altitude, Z8863 crashed 2 miles NW of March after colliding with railway cars on the March-Spalding rail line. All the airmen aboard the Wellington lost their lives in this accident.
The airmen who perished were-
RAFVR Sergeant George Robert BRUCE,
RAFVR Sergeant Percy George CROSBIE,
RAFVR Sergeant Jack DIX,
RAFVR Sergeant William Myrddin EVANS,
RAF Corporal James Crosby FOX,
RAFVR Sergeant Ernest Alfred LAWRENCE,
RAF Sergeant Henry Norman O'SHEA,
RAFVR Sergeant Percival Miles TAYLOR and
RAF Aircraftman 2nd Class Gordon Sydney WAKEFIELD.

Military Service-
Rank: Sergeant
Trade: Wireless Operator/Air Gunner
Service No: 923910
Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Division: 115 RAF Squadron; RAF Marham, Norfolk

Percy Was the Son of John Goodwin Crosbie and Jane Crosbie nee Ridden. He was Baptised in Sydenham St Philip the Apostle 14 Feb 1917 and was a Book Keeeping Clerk for a Soap Manufacturers before joining the RAF. His death is recorded under George Crosbie in March Cambridgeshire 1941.
115 Squadron’s Vickers Wellington (#Z8863) bomber aircraft, with an aircrew of six and also including three members of the ground aircrew (on the flight for flight experience), took off from RAF Marham on a non-operational flying test. Flying at a low altitude, Z8863 crashed 2 miles NW of March after colliding with railway cars on the March-Spalding rail line. All the airmen aboard the Wellington lost their lives in this accident.
The airmen who perished were-
RAFVR Sergeant George Robert BRUCE,
RAFVR Sergeant Percy George CROSBIE,
RAFVR Sergeant Jack DIX,
RAFVR Sergeant William Myrddin EVANS,
RAF Corporal James Crosby FOX,
RAFVR Sergeant Ernest Alfred LAWRENCE,
RAF Sergeant Henry Norman O'SHEA,
RAFVR Sergeant Percival Miles TAYLOR and
RAF Aircraftman 2nd Class Gordon Sydney WAKEFIELD.

Military Service-
Rank: Sergeant
Trade: Wireless Operator/Air Gunner
Service No: 923910
Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Division: 115 RAF Squadron; RAF Marham, Norfolk

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  • Maintained by: SteveN
  • Originally Created by: SJB Hearn
  • Added: 10 Feb 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 142436660
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/142436660/percy-george-crosbie: accessed ), memorial page for Sergeant Percy George Crosbie (29 Jan 1917–24 Nov 1941), Find a Grave Memorial ID 142436660, citing Marham Cemetery, Marham, Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough, Norfolk, England; Maintained by SteveN (contributor 48169173).