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Sidney Arnold Crump


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  • Forenames
    Sidney Arnold AWMM
  • Surname
    Crump AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Sydney AWMM
    • Sydney AWMM
    • Syd AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ411978 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed in an aircraft accident AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Sidney Crump was the son of Harry and Lily Crump, Feilding.

      Educated at Feilding Agricultural High School.

      Champion sportsman and musically inclined.

      Mention is made of Syd Crump in the diary of Eric Perks, a copy of which is held in the Museum Library. The entry reads 'Clarrie had a letter from Mackay saying that Ken Rogers, Syd Crump and Roy Wilson (Wigram) had been killed at OTUS.' AWMM
    • 23rd December 1941: Vickers Wellington Mk 1c DV422 of 21, Operational Training Unit took off from RAF Edgehill for general handling practice. While demonstrating stalling and recovery the aircraft went into a dive and at 14:20 crashed and burned near Wild Spring Farm, Little Tew, 5 miles east-north-east of Chipping Norton with the loss of 6 crew :

      Squadron Leader Reginald George Williams DFC AFM, pilot, Royal Air Force, aged 35. He is buried in Moreton-in-Marsh Cemetery. Squadron Leader Williams was awarded the AFM on 2nd January 1939, and awarded his DFC on 31st May 1940. He was the leader of A flight and in July 1941 had successfully force landed a stricken Wellington at Edgehill.

      Pilot Officer Sidney Crump, pilot, aged 26 of the Royal New Zealand Air Force. He is buried in Moreton-in-Marsh Cemetery and was the son of Harry and Lily Crump, of Feilding Wellington, New Zealand.

      Pilot Officer Ian Curtis Grant, pilot, aged 23 of the Royal New Zealand Air Force. He is buried in Moreton-in-Marsh Cemetery and was the son of Ian and Myrtle Grant, of Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand.

      Pilot Officer Reginald John Hopkins, air gunner, aged 24. He is buried in Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey and was married to Barbara Dawn Hopkins, of Manor Park, Essex.

      Flight Sergeant Ronald Ivor Peach, wireless operator/air gunner, aged 20. He is buried in Sheffield Shiregreen Cemetery and was the son of Joseph and Nancie Peach.

      Sergeant Howard Gordon Kelly, air gunner, aged 20. He is buried in Maltby Cemetery and was the son of Fred and Maud Kelly of Maltby, South Yorkshire. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 7 April 2018 - UK website : "Wartime Plane Crashes Around Chipping Norton".
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  • Death
    23 December 1941 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
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  • Cemetery
    Moreton-in-Marsh New Cemetery, Gloucestershire, England AWMM Sec. K. Grave 19 AWMM
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  • Obituary
    Obituary: Feilding Agricultural High School War Memorial volume. (1948). p.36. AWMM
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07 April 2018JeniferWairarapaResearcher
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