Buckhurst Hill History


Aircraft Crew Death Records

Leonard Aylott

On the evening of 15th April 1941 Leonard Aylott was killed, along with his crewmen Douglas Green, Pilot, Fredrick Lown, Co-Pilot and Wilfred Rooks, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, when their plane crashed on Ben Lui in Central Scotland during the evening of 15th April 1941 in poor weather conditions.  Here follows a transcription of their deaths in the Records in the district of Strathfillan.

(statutory deaths 394/BO 006 © Crown Copyright)

1941 DEATHS in the district of Strathfillan in the County of Perth

Name and Surname

Rank or Profession

Married, Single or Widowed

When Died

Where Died

Sex

Age

Name, Surname of Father

Rank or Profession of Father

Name of Mother

Maiden Surname of Mother

Cause of death

Signature and Qualification of Informant

Residence of informant (if out of house in which death occurred)

When Registered

Where Registered

Frederick Victor Norman Lown

748541, Sergeant, Pilot, Royal Air Force

Single

1941 April 15th 10h 40m PM

Ben Lui, Parish of Killin (usual residence 59 Ballimore Road, Bromley, Kent)

Male

21 Years

Victor Lown

-

-

-

Flying Accident, compound fracture skull, multiple injuries as cert by Ian R. ?? M.R.C.S.L.R.C.P RAF Grangemouth

J F Blick, F/LT Aginant

RAF Station Grangemouth

1941 April 21st

At Crianlarich

Frederick Vicotr Lown was the son of Victor Lown and Emily Cosford who married in Lambeth in 1912. 

Leonard Alfred Aylott

747979, Sergt; Wireless Operator, Royal Air Force

Single

1941 April 15th 10h 40m PM

Ben Lui, Parish of Killin (usual residence 10 Monmouth Avenue, South Woodford, Essex)

Male

32 Years

-

-

E Aylott

-

Flying Accident, compound fracture of skull, multiple injuries as cert by Ian R. ?? M.R.C.S.L.R.C.P RAF Grangemouth

?? R C?? F/O Medical Officer

RAF Station Grangemouth

1941 April 24th 

At Crianlarich

Douglas Eric Green

742597, Sergeant, Pilot, Royal Air Force

Single

1941 April 15th 10h 40m PM

Ben Lui, Parish of Killin (usual residence 178 Albert Road, Southsea, Hants)

Male

20 Years

F L Green

-

-

-

Flying Accident, compound fracture, multiple injuries as cert by Ian R. ?? M.R.C.S.L.R.C.P RAF Grangemouth

?? R C?? F/O Medical Officer

RAF Station Grangemouth

1941 April 24th 

At Crianlarich

Wilfred Allen Rooks

759349, Sergeant, Wireless Operator, Royal Air Force

Single

1941 April 15th 10h 40m PM

Ben Lui, Parish of Killin (usual residence 22 John Street, Tiverton, Devon)

Male

28 Years

-

-

F Rooks

-

Flying Accident, compound fractures both legs, multiple injuries as cert by Ian R. ?? M.R.C.S.L.R.C.P RAF Grangemouth

?? R C?? F/O Medical Officer

RAF Station Grangemouth

1941 April 24th 

At Crianlarich


George Victor Wilson

Information supplied by Peter Wilkinson

George Victor Wilson died 21 May 1941 aged 22. Commissioned Pilot Officer March 9 1941 (source LG issue 35165 dated 16 March 1941,Pg 9 of 62) George had been flying for less than 3 months when the accident that killed him and the rest of the crew occured. 

Final Flight; AIRCRAFT SERIAL : L9388DATE : 21-May-1941UNIT : 17 OTUAIRCRAFT : Blenheim IVRAF BASE : UpwoodTARGET :

Training Pilot : Sergeant Leslie Walter Robertson Pryor RAF (928400) [Killed].
Son of Edith Alfreda Pryor and StepSon of Rupert Victor Robertson of Luton Bedfordshire..
Bury Cemetery, HUNTINGDONSHIRE Row F.Grave 22.  

Observer : Pilot Officer George Victor Wilson RAF (64290) [Killed].
Son of 
Joseph and Elizabeth Wilson. Husband of Iris May Nellie Wilson of Chigwell.
Buckhurst Hill (St. John The Baptist) Churchyard, Grave 226.

Wireless Operator / Air Gunner : Sergeant Jeffrey Frederick Harrison RAF 
(952921) [Killed].
Son of Frederick and Edith Annie Harrison of West Heath 
Birmingham.
Romsley (St. Kenelm) Churchyard

DETAILS : For a navigation exercise. Crashed 1640 whilst flying at high 
speed, on high ground near the Peak and Beck Reservoir, close to Dalton-in-Furness, 3 miles north-north-east of Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire. Sgt Robertson Pryor was brought back to Upwood and is buried in Bury Cemetery; others taken to their home towns.(Source RAF Bomber Command Aircrew Losses Vol 2 and Vol 9 - Chorley)






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