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Sergeant John Neal - RAAF

 
 Sergeant John Neal was serving on board Anson N5070 during a night navigation exercise on July 22, 1941. The aircraft  crashed at approximately 0330hrs when it hit high ground about a mile northwest of Westbury in Wiltshire, all airmen on board were killed.

The crew consisted of:

Name

Service

Hometown

Age

 Memorial Site

F/Lt John Carter (MID)

RAF

Herne Bay, Kent

26

Herne Bay Cemetery, Kent

Sergeant Fred Corlett DFM

RAFVR

-

-

St.Maughold Churchyard, Isle of Man

F/Sgt Eddie Lines

RAF

Westcliffe on Sea, Essex

21

Brookwood Military Cemetery

Sgt Thomas Comins

RAFVR

Cheam,Surrey

20

Brookwood Military Cemetery

 

 Sergeant John Neal, RAAF was the son of Harry Gover and Isabel Neal of Caulfield, Victoria, Australia.He enlisted on 26th May 1940 at Melbourne, Victoria and is remembered on the Caulfield Roll of Honour. John was aged 23 at the time of his death, he is buried at the Brookwood Military Cemetery.

 
 
  Photo courtesy of Robyn Gross, research by Ken Holmes.