Born: 2nd November 1922, Ipswich.
Died: 19th January 1944; age: 21, 2 months & 17 days; Died of Wounds at the No. 14 Service Flying Training School, R.C.A.F. Station Hospital, Malahide, Elgin County, Ontario – injuries sustained in an aircraft crash whilst training on the 18th January – 1. Intracranial hamorrhage 2. Skull fractures 3. Third degree burns – both legs. Laceration and contusion of face.
Location of unit at the time of casualty: No. 14 Service Flying Training School, R.C.A.F., Aylmer, Ontario – Dennis had been at the training school for 2 months & 5 days.
Residence: 206, Nacton Road, Ipswich.
Rank: Acting Leading Aircraftman; Service Number: FX112159
Regiment: Royal Navy, H.M.S, ‘Canada.’ Fleet Air Arm, Unit No. 14 Service Flying Training School (land base training site).
Buried 20th January 1944, with a permit issued by Mr. E.E. McTaggart, of Aylmer, and Undertaker Mr. James H. Barnum, of Aylmer.
Plot: 406. Grave: 7 Row: Stewart Survey.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Ernest John & Evelyn Mary Baillie, of Ipswich.
Father: Ernest John Baillie, born December 1893, Colchester, Essex. A Superintendent – Electric Motors and Switchboard Manufacturers.
Mother: Evelyn Mary Baillie (nee Warner), born August 1895, Ipswich.
18th January 1944
Aircraft: North American Harvard MkII; serial number 2877. Dennis was flying night circuits, when he lost control and crashed 2 1/2miles South East of the Main Aerodrome. The aircraft was a complete write-off and was struck off and reduced to spares.
Aircraft information courtesy of Wally – No. 14 Service Flying Training School http://rcafaylmer.blogspot.com/