Photograph courtesy of Mr. Woods.
Born: 18th October 1922, Ipswich.
Died: at 15:15 hrs, 1st July 1946; age: 23; at Painters Wood, Kenton, Devonshire – in a Gloster Meteor.
Residence: 26, Austin Street, Ipswich.
John was promoted to Flight Sergeant on the13th June 1943.
Rank: Flight Lieutenant/Pilot; Service Number: 148183.
Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 222 Squadron.
Funeral service held 6th July 1946, at 11 a.m. Crematorium Church, Ipswich.
Section TR- Crematorium, grave 1.1.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Travers Norman & Agnes May Thorogood, of Ipswich.
Father: Travers Norman Thorogood, born 1893, Braintree, Essex.
Mother: Agnes May Thorogood (nee Huggins), born June 1894, Hoxne, Suffolk.
John was educated at Northgate Grammar School.
Probate to Travers Norman Thorogood, a Carpenter & Joiner.
Earlier in the war, on the 30th May 1944, John, a Flight Officer for the Royal Air Force, 609 Squadron was shot down north of Rouen, France. He was flying a Typhoon JR 386, Evader. John found protection among the French Resistance and escaped.
John is also remembered on St Mary at Stoke Church memorial, Ipswich.