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Charles Robert Whitworth

Charles Robert Whitworth

Male 1913 - 1942  (28 years)

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  • Name Charles Robert Whitworth 
    Born 7 Jun 1913  Shepshed, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 23 Jun 1913  Shepshed, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1939  21 Field Street, Shepshed, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cafe Proprietor & Boarding House 
    Died 25 May 1942  Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 25 May 1942
      No.22 OTU
      Wellington IC AD625
      Ground.

      While waiting for clearance to take-off from Stratford-upon-Avon, the Wellington was struck at 0240 by another of the unit's aircraft and totally destroyed. Both survivors were taken to Stratford Hospital, very seriously injured. Of those who died, Sgt Hough was taken to Macclesfield Cemetery, while the others were laid to rest in Stratford-upon-Avon Cemetery.

      45149 F/O (1st Pilot) John James GALE DFM RAF - Injured (+ 23-11-43)
      AUS404671 Sgt (2nd Pilot) Vyvyan Roessler PASCOE RAAF +
      NZ404977 Sgt (Obs.) John Syddall WILLIAMS RNZAF +
      NZ412313 Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Douglass CALLAGHAN RNZAF +
      NZ405532 Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Mervyn WILKINSON RNZAF +
      994140 Sgt (Air Gnr.) James Eric HOUGH RAFVR +
      J/8794 P/O (Air Gnr.) Claude Reginald Frederick MORRIS RCAF - Injured (+ 5-9-42, No.419 RCAF Sqn. Wellington III BJ602. BCL3/205)


      25 May 1942
      No.22 OTU
      Wellington IC DV480
      Training

      T/o Stratford-upon-Avon for a night navigation exercise and was destroyed, as mentioned above. A particularly strong cross-wind was deemed to have been a contributory factor in this tragic accident. Sgt Whitworth is buried in Shepherd Cemetery; both Commonwealth airmen rest in Stratford-upon-Avon Cemetery, while F/S Gibby, a member of the pre-war Auxiliary Air Force, lies in Tunbridge Wells Cemetery,

      1202832 Sgt (Pilot) Charles Robert WHITWORTH RAFVR +
      NZ411721 Sgt (Obs.) Ronald Ernest HERBERT RNZAF +
      812346 F/S (W.Op./Air Gnr.) John Llewellyn GIBBY RAF(Aux.AF) +
      R/62860 F/S (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Robert Douglas COOK RCAF +
      Sgt (Air Gnr.) S A NOYES RCAF - Injured

      See: BCL7/115-116
    Buried 30 May 1942  Sheepshed, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I722  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2017 

    Father Robert Whitworth,   b. 8 May 1871, Chapel St, Sheepshed, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1935, Sheepshed, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Fanny Georgina Hudson,   b. 8 May 1886, Lowdam, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1953, Quorn Leics Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 3 Sep 1907  Epperstone, Nottinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F50  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Beatrice Annie Insley,   b. 19 Apr 1908, Coalville,Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1937  Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Patricia Whitworth
     2. Jill Whitworth
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F375  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Charles Robert Whitworth - Baptism
    Charles Robert Whitworth - Baptism