Sgt Cecil Alexander Ebbs

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Sgt Cecil Alexander Ebbs

County Dublin, Ireland
Death 5 Mar 1945 (aged 19)
Burial Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Plot Section 373-5
Memorial ID 54714396 · View Source
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1901246 Sergeant Cecil Alexander Ebbs.
The Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
170 Squadron.

Missing in action over Germany on the evening of 5th March 1945. Probably flying in a Avro Lancaster Bomber, out of RAF Helmswell, Lincolnshire. The Lancaster was a heavy bomber which had a crew of 7, which included a pilot, a flight engineer, a navigator, a bomb-aimer, a wireless operator, a mid-upper gunner and a rear gunner [Cecil].
170 Squadron as a bombing unit was only operational for 6 months between Oct. 1944 and Apr. 1945.

Cecil Ebbs was survived by his parents Albert and Florence, and 4 brothers.

From information recently received, it is likely that the crew comprised,
Flight Lieut. Edward Ross Thornton
Flight Engineer:
Sergeant John Percival Plant
Flying Officer Wilfred Earl Weber
Air Bomber:
Flying Officer Wilbert Alexander Brydon
Wireless/Air Gunner:
Warrant Officer John Joseph McNally
Mid Upper Air Gunner:
Sergeant Donald Wager
Rear Gunner:
Sergeant Cecil Alexander Ebbs

Of the seven crew, only Warrant Officer John Joseph McNally of the Royal Australian Air Force, has a known grave, being buried in Berlin [1939-1945] Cemetery.

Cecil Ebbs and Donald Wager were the youngest, being only 19 years old. Wilbert Brydon was the eldest, being 28 years old.

Cecil's name is noted on The Royal Air Force Memorial at Runnymede, Surrey, which commemorates the 20,000 members of the RAF aircrews who were lost in WW2.
See his entry at
Sergeant Cecil Ebbs

Cecil's name is included in the
Mount Jerome Cemetery War Memorial

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  • Created by: John
  • Added: 9 Jul 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 54714396
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Cecil Alexander Ebbs (7 May 1925–5 Mar 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 54714396, citing Mount Jerome Cemetery and Crematorium, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland ; Maintained by John (contributor 47032041) .