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.
Sec. C. Div. 31. Grave 68.
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.