Born: 1920, Samford, Suffolk.
Died: 26th March 1940; age: 20. Air Accident.
Employed: Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies, Ipswich.
Joined 105 Squadron in December.
Rank: Sergeant/Observer; Service Number: 580495.
Regiment: Royal Air Force, 105 Squadron.
Pas de Calais,
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Warrant Stores Officer Sydney James Pettit. R.N. & Winifred Mary Pettit, of Ipswich.
Father: Sydney James Pettit, born January 1894, Chatham, Kent.
Mother: Winifred Mary Pettit (nee Trott), born January 1895, Ipswich.
Hugh is also remembered by Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies with entrance gates, dedicated in May 1958, at Ransomes Sports’ Centre, Sidegate Avenue, Ipswich.
26th March 1940
Aircraft: Wings Fairey Battle Mk IS; Serial Number: L4980. During a night training exercise the aircraft crashed into the ground at the town of Cheniers, a village 7 kmouth west of
Edgar Allan Matheson; Pilot Officer/Pilot: age 27; R.A.F. – Native of Australia.
Alexander Egerton Jones; Corporal/Wireless Operator/Air Gunner; age 22; R.A.F.