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Sergeant Percival Miles Taylor

Birth
Toxteth, Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Death
24 Nov 1941 (aged 19)
March, Fenland District, Cambridgeshire, England
Burial
Anfield, Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Plot
Sec. 11. C. of E. Grave 828.
Memorial ID
32675024 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 Service-
Rank: Sergeant
Trade: Pilot
Service No: 1007315
Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Division: 115 RAF Squadron; RAF Marham, Norfolk

Son of William and Gertrude Constance Taylor of Wallasey, Cheshire, 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 Service-
Rank: Sergeant
Trade: Pilot
Service No: 1007315
Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Division: 115 RAF Squadron; RAF Marham, Norfolk

Son of William and Gertrude Constance Taylor of Wallasey, Cheshire, England.


Inscription

1007315 Sergeant
P. M. Taylor
Pilot
Royal Air Force
24th November 1941

I have fought a good fight
I have finished my course
I have kept the faith

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