Born: 1920, Samford, Suffolk.

Died: 26th March 1940; age: 20. Air Accident.

Employed: Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies, Ipswich.

Joined 105 Squadron in December.


Rank: Sergeant/Observer; Service Number: 580495.

Regiment: Royal Air Force, 105 Squadron.


Grave Reference:


Terlincthun British Cemetery,


Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Warrant Stores Officer Sydney James Pettit. R.N. & Winifred Mary Pettit, of Ipswich.


Father: Sydney James Pettit, born January 1894, Chatham, Kent.

Mother: Winifred Mary Pettit (nee Trott), born January 1895, Ipswich.


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


26th March 1940


Aircraft: Wings Fairey Battle Mk IS; Serial Number: L4980. During a night training exercise the aircraft crashed into the ground at the town of Cheniers, a village 7 km South west of



Edgar Allan Matheson; Pilot Officer/Pilot: age 27; R.A.F. – Native of Australia.

Alexander Egerton Jones; Corporal/Wireless Operator/Air Gunner; age 22; R.A.F.

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