CRABTREE, Thomas James

Name: CRABTREE, Thomas Jamespoppy-image

Nationality: British

Rank: Sergeant (Navigator).

Regiment / Service: Royal Air Force (Volunteer Reserve) 635 Sqdn

Age: 20

Date of Death: 12/09/1944

Service No: 1676417

Cemetery: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Nordrhein -Westfalen, Germany.

CWGC Certificate:   Thomas James Crabtree

Grave / Memorial Ref: 7.F.16

Address or Parish: Clitheroe.

Additional info: Eldest son of Major James Joseph and Frances Mary Crabtree (Nee Smith) Married 1923, St Michael and St John, Clitheroe. Thomas Crabtree went missing after an operational flight (Ops). Was in a Pathfinder Squadron. Old Boy of Preston Catholic College and transferred to Clitheroe Catholic School. Prefect at School. Prominent in Sports. Promising young cricketer at Clitheroe Cricket Club. Member of the local A.T. S Squadron. Employed prior to the War at Messers Porter, Mathews and Marsden Accountants prior to joining the R.A.F. An address of 74 Pimlico Road is listed. Honoured at St Michaels and St John's Catholic Church Memorial, Clitheroe.

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Photograph by Benjamin Steven, Clitheroe Youth Forum volunteer, 2016

 

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