Born: 1921, Hackney, London.

Died: 19th September 1940; age: 19; killed when aircraft crashed into Glen Moriston, Scottish Highlands.

Residence: ‘Ashdown’ Cheltenham Avenue, Ipswich.

Acting Pilot Officer Jarvis graded as Pilot Officer on probation, on the 18th May 1940.


Rank: Pilot Officer: Service Number: 42841.

Regiment: Royal Air Force, 20 Operational Training Unit.


Grave Reference:

Grave 1092.

Lossiemouth Burial Ground,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Reginald Vargas Jarvis & Maude Vargas Jarvis,

of Ipswich.


Father: Reginald Thomas Vargas Jarvis, born June 1894, Greenhithe, Kent.

Mother: Maude Henrietta Jarvis (nee Squire), born September 1896, Dalston, London.


Peter was educated at Ipswich School.



Peter was living with his parents & brother at their family home – ‘Ashdown’ Cheltenham Avenue, Ipswich.

Reginald, a Representative of Cotton Manufacturer.

Maude, unpaid Domestic Duties.

Michael Roger Vargas Jarvis, born 1927, Islington, London.


Peter is also remembered on the Chapel war memorial at Ipswich School, and on the war memorial at Felixstowe, Suffolk.


19th September 1940


Aircraft: Vickers Wellington; Serial Number: N2883; based at R.A.F. Lossimouth, Moray, North East Scotland. During bombing and navigation training N2883 flew into Glen Moriston, five miles north-west of Fort Augustus, at Boleskine and Abertarff. All six members of the crew were killed and were all laid to rest at Lossiemouth Burial Ground.


Alexander Lindsay Cameron; Sergeant/Wireless Operator/Air Gunner; age 23; R.A.F.V.R.

Alfred Clarence Dandridge; Sergeant/Wireless Operator/Air Gunner; age 25; R.A.F.V.R.



Harry Reed Stothard; Pilot Officer/Pilot; age 23; R.A.F.

David Langley Parker; Pilot Officer/Observer; age 20; R.A.F.V.R.


Gordon Hughes Gratton; Sergeant/Air Gunner; age 28; R.A.F.V.R.


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