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.

Grave Reference:

Section TR- Crematorium, grave 1.1.

Ipswich Crematorium,



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.

One Comment

  • There was a J. D. Thorogood who trained at the No. 1 British Flying Training School, Course 2, 1941, in Terrell, TX. He would have completed his training in the United States in late 1941 or early 1942. I believe the J. D. Thorogood who trained in Terrell, TX is the same J. D. Thorogood commemorated in Ipswich.


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