Born: 1921, Ipswich.

Died: 8th April 1943; age: 21 – Goole, Yorkshire, West Riding.


Rank: Flight Sergeant/Pilot; Service Number: 1294007.

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 25 Squadron.


Grave Reference:


Old Ipswich Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Emile & Violet Procureur, of Ipswich; husband of Mona Procureur.


Father: Emile Procureur, born 1892, Belgium.

Mother: Violet Catherine Procureur (nee Brooks), born 1895, Ipswich.


On the 2nd March 1923, Terence was a year & 9 months. He was travelling with his mother, Violet, aged 28. Both had pale complexions, brown hair & blue eyes. Violet was 5ft 5ins and had a mole on her chin. She could read. They had arrived at New York, U.S.A. after departing from Southampton on the 17th February 1923 sailing on the S.S. ‘Antonia’ of the Cunard Line – Master Marshall. They were making the crossing to be with Emile at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California.


In 1924, Emile was living at h1127a EL Molina, Los Angeles, California.


On the 15th February 1926, Terence was 4 years old, nationality Belgium by father. He was travelling 3rd Class with his mother, Violet, aged 30, nationality Belgium by marriage. They departed from Southampton, on the S.S. ‘Aquitania’ of the Cunard Line – Master T.T.W. Charbs. Terence’s father, Emile, of 1545, New Market Street, Pottsville, Pennsylvania had paid for their tickets for his family to join him. This was to be their permanent residence. Terence & Violet arrived at New York on the 17th February 1926. Their next of kin in England – father/grandfather – Albert Brooks, of 56, Upland Road, Ipswich.


In 1928, Terence was living with his parents, Violet & Emile, a Labourer. They were living at h333 N. George, Pottsville, Pennsylvania.


On the 24th May 1942, at Washbrook, Suffolk, Terence married Mona Elizabeth Van den Berg, born October 1918, Richmond.



8th April 1943


Aircraft: DD747 de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito NF. Mk II departed from RAF Church Fenton, Yorkshire. The tail of the aircraft broke off in the air while the aircraft was over Goole, it dived into the ground in the region of West Park, Centenary Road/Airmyn Road, in Goole.


Sergeant/Observer; Gerald Henry Wheatland; age 21; R.A.F.V.R.


Terence is also remembered on the war memorial at the Town Hall, Ipswich.

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