WILLIAM DONALD ROWBOTHAM

BILL

Born: 1922, Ipswich.

Died on or since: 1st December 1941; age: 19. Failed to return from a lone Mediterranean reconnaissance.

Residence: ‘Sunbank’ 87, Grove Lane, Ipswich.

Employed: At the Ipswich office of Employers’ Liability Assurance Corporation Ltd.

Rank: Sergeant/Pilot; Service Number: 1160291.

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 39 Squadron. Coastal Command.

 

Memorial Reference:

Column 243.

Alamein Memorial,

El Alamein,

Matruh,

Egypt.

 

Father: Tom Rowbotham, born 1885, Great Grimsby, Lincolnshire. A Sales Manager.

Mother: Alice Maud Rowbotham (nee Sims), 1885, Ipswich.

 

Probate to Thomas Rowbotham, a Sales Manager.

 

30th December 1941 – 1st December 1941

 

Aircraft – Beaufort I, Serial number: W6496. 1. Missing from Plug Patrol over Western Desert, Lybia – 30th November 1941. or 2. Shot down in the sea off Crete on a night patrol – 1st November 1941.

Crew:

Norman Frederick Sewell; Sergeant; age 20; R.A.F.V.R.

Philip Alan Goodley; Sergeant; age 21; R.A.F.V.R.

James Herbert Killick; Sergeant; age 21; R.A.F.V.R.

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