Born: 24th September 1922, Ipswich.
Died: 8th December 1941; age: 18; M.P.K. a Flying accident – presumed drown near Arbworth.
Rank: Leading Airman; Service Number: FAA/FX 84984
Regiment: Royal Navy, H.M.S.’Conder.’ Training camp
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Arthur Maxwell & Marjorie Nella Bayley, of Ipswich.
Father: Arthur Maxwell Bayley, born, December 1893, Hornsey, London.
Mother: Marjorie Nella Strutt, born April 1894, Framlinham, Suffolk.
William is also remembered on the war memorial at Felixstowe seafront, Suffolk.
8th December 1941
The three airmen were killed flying with the Fleet Air Arm over the North Sea, while operating from H.M.S. ‘Condor.’
Thomas Herbert Beveridge Oates; Lieutenant; age 31; Royal Navy. M.P.K.
Anthony Charles Edward Ayre; Acting Lieutenant; age 23; Royal Navy. Killed.
Thomas had served as a third officer aboard Discovery II in the 1932-1937 Antarctic expedition, for which he received the Polar Medal. His letters of to Elizabeth Eadie are now published – Bearing The Heart of a Sailor: letters from the Antarctic and other faraway places.