Sergeant Edward Margetts - 15 Squadron  

Sergeant Edward Margetts - RAFVR 

 Sergeant Edward Margetts was serving as Wireless Operator/Air Gunner on board Stirling Mk.I BF327 coded LS-D on Augsust 27/28, 1942 when it took off from Bourn at 2045hrs for an operation to bomb Kassel.  The aircraft was shot down by a night-fighter, crashing at Beusichem (Gelderland) on the South Bank of the river Lek, 28km WSW of Ede, Holland, the entire crew was lost.

 The crew consisted of:

Name Service Trade Hometown Age
P/O John Thornton RAFVR Pilot - -
Sgt William Hopkins  RAFVR Flight Engineer - -
Sgt Herbert Clegg  RAFVR Navigator Oldham, Lancashire 28
P/O John Frazer  RAFVR Bomb Aimer Cheltenham, Gloucester 22
Sgt Marcus Burtt  RAFVR W/Op/AG Sale, Cheshire -
Sgt Edward Margetts  RAFVR M/U Gunner St.Johns, Worcester 20
P/O Dennis Masur  RCAF Rear Gunner Johnannesburg, S. Africa 21



 Sergeant Edward William Margetts RAFVR was the son of Edward George & Ethel May Margetts of St.Johns, Worcester. Edward and his crew are laid to rest in Amersfoot (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery.


Photos courtesy of Cyril Margetts and Richard Van de Velde,  research by Linda Ibrom.