Born: 21st July 1923; Ipswich.
Died: 28th May 1944; age: 20; Killed in flying accident – Mull of Kintyre, Argyll & Bute.
Residence: 3, Geneva Road, Ipswich.
Rank: Air Mechanic 1st Class; Service Number: 98157.
Regiment: Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm, H.M.S. ‘Landrail’.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Edgar W. & Elizabeth Gallant, of Ipswich.
Father: Edgar William Gallant, born November 1889, Ipswich.
Mother: Elizabeth Gallant (nee Cowen), born March 1891, St. Anthony’s, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.
ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939
Edgar was living with his parents at the family home – 3, Geneva Road, Ipswich.
Edgar, a Lithographic Plate Grainer.
Elizabeth, unpaid Domestic Duties.
28th May 1944
Aircraft: Grummen Avenger; Serial number: FN 8676. Crashed whilst using bombing range at Skipness – left of forest track from Auchensavil to summit of Croc nan Gabhar.
Alan Glenister Winder; Leading Airman; age 21; Royal Navy, F.A.A. H.M.S. ‘Landrail’
Eric Reginald Lord; Sub Lieutenant/acting; age 26; R.N.V.R. H.M.S. ‘Nabob’
Ronald Thomas John Thwaites; Sub Lieutenant/acting; age 22; R.N.V.R. H.M.S. ‘Nabob’