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Sergeant Ernest Alfred Lawrence

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Sergeant Ernest Alfred Lawrence

Birth
Death
24 Nov 1941
March, Fenland District, Cambridgeshire, England
Burial
Marham, Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough, Norfolk, England
Plot
War Graves Plot. Grave 10.
Memorial ID
142514911 View Source

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 Servcie-
Rank: Sergeant
Trade: Air Gunner
Service No: 1378013
Age: 27
Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Division: 115 RAF Squadron; RAF Marham, Norfolk

Son of Thomas Arthur and Mary Ann Lawrence; husband of Nellie Lawrence of West Hougham, Kent, England.

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 Servcie-
Rank: Sergeant
Trade: Air Gunner
Service No: 1378013
Age: 27
Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Division: 115 RAF Squadron; RAF Marham, Norfolk

Son of Thomas Arthur and Mary Ann Lawrence; husband of Nellie Lawrence of West Hougham, Kent, England.


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