Images courtesy of the Woodard family.

Born: 1920, Ipswich.

Died on or since: 7th November 1945; age: 25; while carrying out a navigation exercise over the North Sea, from which the Lancaster failed to return.

Residence: R.A.F. Station Thornley, Yorkshire.

Home Residence: 46, Norwich Road, Ipswich.


Rank: Flight Sergeant; Service Number: 1272181.

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 279 Squadron.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 272,

Runnymede Memorial,

Englefield Green,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Clarence Stanley Mortimer & May Mortimer, of Ipswich.


Father: Clarence Stanley Mortimer, born 1888, Ipswich. A Fish Merchant.

Mother: May Mortimer (nee Thompson), born 1893, Norwich, Norfolk.


ENGLAND & WALES Register 1939.


Stanley was living with his parents & siblings at their family home – 46, Norwich Road, Ipswich.

Clarence, a Fish Merchant.

May, unpaid Domestic Duties.

Sybil M. Mortimer, born 1922, Ipswich.

Barbara Joyce Mortimer, a Greengrocer Shop Assistant, born May 1924, Ipswich.

Augustus D. Mortimer, born 1926, Ipswich.

Pearl V. Mortimer, born 1931, Ipswich.


Probate to Clarence Stanley Mortimer – father.


7th November 1945


Aircraft: Lancaster; Serial number: PB431; Code: RL-F. Reported missing on a navex (navigational exercise) over the North Sea.

Fellow Crew:

David Anderson; Flight Sergeant; age: 20; Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Charles Eric Ferdinand Blake; Flight Sergeant; Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Evelyn Edward William King; Flight Sergeant; age: 21; Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Donald Charles MacLean; Sergeant; age: 21; Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Kenneth William Parmenter; Flight Officer; age: 21; Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Kenneth Watson Robinson: Wireless Operator; age: 22; Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Roy William Vickers; Flight Sergeant; age: 26; Royal Air Force.


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