Lady Doris Jean <I>Sawyer</I> Leigh-Mallory


Lady Doris Jean Sawyer Leigh-Mallory

Darjeeling, West Bengal, India
Death 11 Nov 1944 (aged 52)
Grenoble, Departement de l'Isère, Rhône-Alpes, France
Burial Le Rivier, Departement de l'Isère, Rhône-Alpes, France
Memorial ID 35026664 View Source
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Age: 52

Daughter of the late Edward Stratton Sawyer and Jean Alexandra Lillingston (formerly Sawyer), of Wynnstay Hotel, Putney, London; wife of Air Chief Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory, K.C.B., D.S.O. (killed in same accident) in air crash over France in a Avro York, MW126, that took off from RAF Northolt. During the first leg of the journey the aircraft veered off course by some two hundred and fifty miles and crashed in the mountains around Grenoble, France, killing Trafford, his wife, Doris, his personal assistant, Flight Lieutenant Peter Chinn, and the crew.

Initially listed as missing, the crash site and the bodies were eventually discovered on 4 June 1945.

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  • Maintained by: Jean Doherty
  • Originally Created by: Wertypop
  • Added: 20 Mar 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 35026664
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lady Doris Jean Sawyer Leigh-Mallory (3 Sep 1892–11 Nov 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 35026664, citing Allemont Le Rivier Communal Cemetery, Le Rivier, Departement de l'Isère, Rhône-Alpes, France ; Maintained by Jean Doherty (contributor 47349305) .