ALAN JOHN BAXTER

                                          Remembered by Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies with entrance gates, dedicated in May 1958, at Ransomes Sports’ Centre, Sidegate Avenue, Ipswich.

 

Born: 1923, Suffolk.

Died: 9th November 1942; age 19; as a result of aircraft crash.

Employed: Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies, Ipswich.

 

Rank: Leading Aircraftman/ Under Training Navigator; Service Number: 1392607.

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No 1 (Observer) Advanced Training Unit.

 

Grave Reference:

Earl Soham Cemetery,

Suffolk.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mary Jane Baxter, & stepfather of H.G. Lawes, of Ipswich.

 

Mother: Mary Jane Baxter, born November 1898, Tannington, Suffolk.

Stepfather: Harold George Lawes, born September 1903, Denham, Suffolk.

 

Alan is also remembered on the Earl Soham War memorial, Earl Soham, Suffolk.

 

9th November 1942

 

Aircraft: Anson AX322. Flew into the high ground and crashed in the vicinity of Bally-Quinton Point, Northern Ireland.

Crew:

Colin William Hebron Davie; Sergeant/Pilot; age 21; R.A.F.V.R.

Cyril Sydney Endersby; Sergeant/Wireless Operator/Air Gunner; age 33; R.A.F.V.R.

Thomas Sidney Jones; Leading Aircraftman/U/T/ Navigator; age 23; R.A.F.

Cyril Henry Neild; Leading Aircraftman/U/T/ Navigator; age 20; R.A.F.V.R.

 

Colin, Cyril, Thomas & Cyril were all laid to rest at St. Catherine’s Church of Ireland Churchyard, Killead, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

 

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