Flight Sub Lieutenant John Eric Northrop

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  • Unit - Royal Naval Air Service
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  • Date of Birth - 29/01/1895
  • Died - 02/03/1917
  • Age - 22

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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

Leicestershire Project Findings
  • 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.

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