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Sergeant Norman Andrews Ash

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Sergeant Norman Andrews Ash

Birth
Edmonton, Edmonton Census Division, Alberta, Canada
Death
16 Nov 1942 (aged 20)
Pitsea, Basildon District, Essex, England
Burial
Southend-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea Unitary Authority, Essex, England
Plot
Plot R. Grave 12238.
Memorial ID
54171423 View Source

Flight Sergeant ( Pilot ) R/105801 Royal Canadian Air Force. Son of Sidney Robert and Neina Andrews Ash, of Peace River, Alberta, Canada

Member of the 425 Squadron Wellington III BJ894 KW-K Training Crashed 1930, during the course of a Bulls Eye exercise,on Marshes near Canvey Island, Essex.

One report states: ‘flew down the length of Long Road, engine ablaze and crashed and burned so fiercely at the end of Northwick Road, that when the bodies were recovered the pennies in their pockets had melted and fused to the bones. These guys are buried in Sutton Road Cemetery in Southend.'

Another states: ‘…as far as I can make out, the Wellington bomber was on a routine training flight when a German night fighter, which was on the prowl over the Thames area caught it. It flew along the length of Long Road all ablaze and eventually came down on the opposite bank of the creek at the end of Northwick Road. This is now where Pitsea tip is, I imagine.'

Flight Sergeant ( Pilot ) R/105801 Royal Canadian Air Force. Son of Sidney Robert and Neina Andrews Ash, of Peace River, Alberta, Canada

Member of the 425 Squadron Wellington III BJ894 KW-K Training Crashed 1930, during the course of a Bulls Eye exercise,on Marshes near Canvey Island, Essex.

One report states: ‘flew down the length of Long Road, engine ablaze and crashed and burned so fiercely at the end of Northwick Road, that when the bodies were recovered the pennies in their pockets had melted and fused to the bones. These guys are buried in Sutton Road Cemetery in Southend.'

Another states: ‘…as far as I can make out, the Wellington bomber was on a routine training flight when a German night fighter, which was on the prowl over the Thames area caught it. It flew along the length of Long Road all ablaze and eventually came down on the opposite bank of the creek at the end of Northwick Road. This is now where Pitsea tip is, I imagine.'


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  • Maintained by: Janet Penn
  • Originally Created by: js
  • Added: 27 Jun 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 54171423
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/54171423/norman-andrews-ash: accessed ), memorial page for Sergeant Norman Andrews Ash (2 Jun 1922–16 Nov 1942), Find a Grave Memorial ID 54171423, citing Sutton Road Cemetery, Southend-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea Unitary Authority, Essex, England; Maintained by Janet Penn (contributor 47208565).