Sgt Stanley Walter Scott

Sgt Stanley Walter Scott

Birth
Quebec, Canada
Death 7 Sep 1942 (aged 25)
Blofield, Broadland District, Norfolk, England
Burial Marham, Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough, Norfolk, England
Plot War Graves Plot. Grave 25.
Memorial ID 142709615 · View Source
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1942 September Quarter death registration-
Name: Scott, Stanley W.
Age: 25
District: Acle
Volume & Page: 4b & 47a

Vickers Wellington III (#BJ724) KO-P aircraft of 115 Squadron took flight from RAF Marham at 2014 hours on an operation over Duisburg in Germany. Sudden ignition of the photo-flash, used for night photography, resulted in an explosion on board the aircraft; the explosion caused the Wellington to crash at Blofield, about 6 miles east of Norwich. Four of the aircrew lost their lives as a result of the crash; three perished in the crash and although the pilot, Flight Segeant Lanceley, survived the crash he died from his severe injuries within 48 hours.

The casualties of this aircraft accident were-
RCAF Flight Sergeant Lester Owen COLBRAN,
RCAF Sergeant Melvin Ralph CONSTABLE,
RCAF Flight Sergeant Charles Henry LANCELEY and
RCAF Sergeant Stanley Walter SCOTT.

From the Canadian Virtual War Memorial-
Military Service:-
Rank: Sergeant
Trade: Navigator/Bomber
Service Number: R/77223
Age: 25
Force: Air Force
Unit: Royal Canadian Air Force
Division: 115 RAF Squadron [MOTTO: ‘Despite the elements’]

Additional Information:-
Son of Walter Kingston Scott and Mabel Elizabeth Scott of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Flight Sergeant Charles Henry LANCELEY is commemorated on Page 113 of Canada's Second World War Book of Remembrance.


Inscription

IN PROUD MEMORY OF STANLEY
KILLED IN ACTION.
HIS DUTY NOBLY DONE,
HE LIES SAFE AT REST, ASLEEP.


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  • Created by: SJ Hearn
  • Added: 16 Feb 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 142709615
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Stanley Walter Scott (16 Mar 1917–7 Sep 1942), Find a Grave Memorial no. 142709615, citing Marham Cemetery, Marham, Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough, Norfolk, England ; Maintained by SJ Hearn (contributor 46864594) .