EDWARD CULLEN CROUCH

EDDIE

Born: 8th November 1912, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire.

Died: 11th October 1941; age: 28 years & 11 months; Killed on Active Service – Multiple Injuries – Flying Accident – Netheravon, Wiltshire.

Residence: Crowcombe, Taunton, Somerset.

Employed as District Representative for R.&W. Paul Ltd., Taunton, Somerset.

 

Edward joined the Fleet Air Arm in April 1941.

 

Rank: Leading Airman; Service Number: FX/87410.

Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (A). H.M.S. ‘Daedalus’ Royal Navy Air Stations & Fleet Air Arm.

 

Grave Reference:

Grave 2/1822.

St. Mary’s Cemetery,

Taunton,

Somerset.

 

Edward’s headstone reads ”Well Played Eddie”

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Thomas Arthur Cullen Crouch & Nellie May Crouch, of 8, Broomhill Road, Ipswich; husband of Mildred Mary Crouch, of Crowcombe, Somerset.

 

Father: Thomas Arthur Cullen Crouch, born August 1882, Fareham, Hampshire. A bank cashier.

Mother: Nellie May Crouch (nee Phillips), born June 1881.

 

Edward attended Ipswich School – left the school 1930.

 

In Taunton Edward had taken as prominent a part in local cricket as he had always taken at Ipswich School and while he was in Ipswich.

http://www.ipswichschoolmuseumandarchives.co.uk

 

In 1939, Exmoor, Somerset, Edward married Mildred Mary Jordan, born 1918, Crowcombe, Somerset.

 

ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939.

Edward & Mildred were living at 31, Manor Road, Taunton, Somerset. He was a Representative of Corn Merchants.

 

Probate to Mildred Mary Crouch.

 

11th October 1941 – also killed in the accident:

Pilot Officer/Pilot; Basil Arthur Herdman Newton; age 21; R.A.F.V.R., 1 F.T.S.

Basil was laid to rest at All Saint’s Churchyard, Netheravon, Wiltshire.

Edward is also remembered on the Chapel war memorial at Ipswich School.

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