Born: 21st July 1923; Ipswich.

Died: 28th May 1944; age: 20; Killed in flying accident – Mull of Kintyre, Argyll & Bute.

Rank: Air Mechanic 1st Class; Service Number: 98157.

Regiment: Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm, H.M.S. ‘Landrail’.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Edgar W. & Elizabeth Gallant, of Ipswich.


Father: Edgar William Gallant, born November 1889, Ipswich.

Mother: Elizabeth Gallant (nee Cowen), born March 1891, St. Anthony’s, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.


28th May 1944


Aircraft: Grummen Avenger; Serial number: FN 8676. Crashed whilst using bombing range at Skipness – left of forest track from Auchensavil to summit of Croc nan Gabhar.


Alan Glenister Winder; Leading Airman; age 21; Royal Navy, F.A.A. H.M.S. ‘Landrail’

Eric Reginald Lord; Sub Lieutenant/acting; age 26; R.N.V.R. H.M.S. ‘Nabob’

Ronald Thomas John Thwaites; Sub Lieutenant/acting; age 22; R.N.V.R. H.M.S. ‘Nabob’



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