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Source: Leicestershire War Memorials Project. John Eric Northrop, son of Mr Aldred Northrop, Albion Mills, Thornton. Born 29th January 1895. At Uppingham School in 1911 census (aged 16). Flight Sub-Lieutenant, Royal Naval Air Service.
Died with Edward Laston Pulling flying a RAF BE2c tractor biplane to Burgh Castle - aircraft malfunctioned and crashed at Denes aerodrome 2nd March 1917.
Information from C Richardson, 01-02-2022
- Conflict - World War I
- Cause of death - KILLED IN ACTION
- Place of death - Denes Aerodrome
- Burial Place - B38, Caister Old Cemetery, Norfolk, England
- Other Memorials - Uppingham School Old Boys, WW1 Roll of Honour.