Born: 1909, St. Oswald, Durham.

Died: 25th January 1944; age 34; accidentally killed.

Residence: 38, London Road, Ipswich.

Employed: Ransomes & Rapier Ltd., Ipswich.


Rank: Sergeant Navigator (Bomber); Service Number: 1396585.

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 35 Squadron.


Grave Reference:

Sec. C. Div. 31. Grave 68.

Ipswich Old Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William & Louisa Ellenor; husband of, Florence Ellenor, of Ipswich.




1911   Northwold House, Lanley Bridge, near Durham.


William was a year old and living with his parents, brother and maternal uncle.

William Ellenor, 27, an Assistant Superintendent – Insurance Friendly Society, born St. Oswald, Durham.

Louisa Ellenor (nee Jolly), 25, born Byers Green, Durham.

John Ellenor, 4 months, born St. Oswald, Durham.

John James Jolly, 22, a Coal Miner – Hand Potter – Labourer Underground – Colliery.


In 1936, Ipswich, William married Florence Honor Kemp, born February 1919, Ipswich. They had 1 daughter:

Irene M. Ellenor, born 1937, Ipswich.


25th January 1944


Aircraft: Halifax II Serial number: W7823. Took off at 21:15 from Upwood, Cambridgeshire on a target indicator dropping exercise. The aircraft failed to gain height and seconds later smashed through trees on the south side of the airfield, in a mass of flames.


Bernard Francis McSorley DFC; Sergeant/Pilot; age 27; R.C.A.F.

Frederick Joseph Patrick Jervis DFM; Flight Sergeant/Flight Engineer; age 23; R.A.F.V.R.

Geoffrey William Clifton Candlin DFC DFM; Flying Officer/Navigator/Bomber; age 28; R.A.F.V.R.

Louis Lawrence Oram; Flying Officer/Navigator/Bomber; age 35; R.A.F.V.R.

Wilfred George Stoneman; Sergeant/Navigtor/Bomber; age 34; R.A.F.V.R.

Annesley Richard Kavanagh; Aircraftman 2nd Class; age 29; R.A.F.V.R.

Herbert Alfred William Jolly DFM; Warrant Officer/Wireless Operator; age 22; R.A.F.

Bejoy Krishna Mitra; Sergeant/Air Gunner; age 28; R.A.F.V.R.

Arthur Charles Preston; Leading Aircraftman; age 22; R.A.F.V.R. Died from injuries a day later in hospital.



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