11 November 2020

Remembering today the 125 members of the Abingdon School community, OAs and members of staff, who died whilst in the service of their country during two world wars: 1914-1918, 1939-1945.

Below are just some of the old abingdonians who gave their lives.
Signalman Kenneth Corbett RN, served on HMS Fidelity, sunk by a torpedo from U-435 whilst on convoy duty in the North Atlantic.
Flight Sergeant William Dockerty, 640 Squadron RAF, mid-upper air gunner on Halifax MZ492, which crashed with its full bomb load on take-off from RAF Leconfield.
Flight Lieutenant Dennis Healy DSO, Norwegian Cross, 210 Squadron RAF, shot and killed piloting Catalina S/210 on convoy duty over the Arctic Ocean.
Sergeant Nicholas Kortright, 149 Squadron RAF, rear gunner on Short Stirling Mk 1 R9321, coned by searchlights and shot down whilst on a bombing raid over Germany. 6 June 1942.
2nd Lieutenant Douglas Mills, Royal Artillery, died of wounds received in the Battle of Keren, Eritrea. 14 February 1941. Mills’ grave is marked by the cross on the left of this photograph.
Flight Lieutenant Alexander Osmand, 213 Squadron RAF, shot down piloting Hurricane IIB AP896 during a Japanese air raid on the airfield at Chittagong, India (now Bangladesh). 20 October 1943.
Sergeant Randall, 156 Squadron RAF, wireless operator and air gunner on Wellington X3697, shot down on a bombing raid over Germany. 16 April 1942.
Flying Officer Alan Wiggins, 21 Squadron RAF, navigator on Mosquito NT179, shot down in a friendly-fire incident over Belgium. 29 September 1944.


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