Born: 1925, Ipswich.
Died: 13th October 1944; age: 19; Killed in flying accident – Ely, Cambridgeshire.
Residence: 29, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich.
Rank: Sergeant/Flight Engineer/Cadet; Service Number: 3005593.
Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William & Etta Richardson, of Ipswich.
Father: William Richardson, born April 1896, Ipswich.
Mother: Etta Richardson (nee Moss), born September 1896, Stowupland, Suffolk.
ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939
Roy was living with his parents at their family home – 29, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich.
William, a Departmental Clerk – Lord Chancellor’s Department – County Council. During the Second World War William was an Air Raid Warden.
Etta, unpaid Domestic Duties.
12th October 1944
Aircraft – Stirling III; Serial Number: LK465 of the 1657 Heavy Conversion Unit. An ex Air Training Corps. On the 12th October 1944 the Stirling III was a cross-country flight of 5 & 1/2hrs duration on the night of the 12th October. It had taken off at 6.50pm, shortly before 8.40pm one engine became unserviceable – the aircraft crashed at 8.40pm 2km north of Chedburgh airfield. The aircraft caught fire. 2 of the crew were killed immediately, 4 were taken to hospital seriously injured, 1 escaped with shock.
2 of the 7 man Crew:
Joseph James Donnachie; Sergeant/Air Bomber/Bomb Aimer; age 32; R.A.F.V.R.
Allan Russell Hall; Flying Officer/Observer; age 37; R.A.C.F. Died of Injuries.