420192 Peter Thomas EARWICKER, 6th (Airborne) Armoured Regiment, Reconnaissance Corps: 06/06/1944

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

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    Casualty Details | CWGC
    Rank: Corporal
    Service No: 420192
    Date of Death: 06/06/1944
    Age: 25
    Regiment/Service: Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C., 6th (Airborne) Armd. Regt.
    Grave Reference: Coll. grave VIA. C. 1-25.
    Location: France
    Additional Information: Son of Thomas Henry and Eva Kate Earwicker, of Sidcup, Kent.
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  2. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Details of the above loss

    6 June 1944

    EJ116 Stirling EJ116
    620 Squadron

    This aircraft crashed in the grounds of the Chateau de Grangues. The crew and a large contingent of parachutists from the Reconnaisance Regt and 7th Bn The Parachute Regt were all killed.

    Flying Officer Albert Hamilton BARTON Pilot
    Flight Sergeant Henry Mark BITTINER 22 Navigator Sergeant Donald REID 28 Bomb Aimer
    Sergeant Geoffrey CROSSE 19 Flight Engineer
    Sergeant William Eric WALLIS Wireless Operator
    Sergeant John Gillies SMITH 23 Air Gunner
    Lieutenant Raymond Charles BELCHER 6th Airborne Div Recce Regt RAC
    Trooper Michael Percy DONE 19
    Trooper George Wilson LAMONT 31
    Corporal Peter Thomas EARWICKER 25
    Trooper Arthur Harry WILSON 21
    Private Geoffrey COPSON 19 7th Bn Parachute Regt
    Private Vincent Patrick Cole FROST 21
    Lance Corporal John GASCOIGNE 27
    Craftsman George William HUNT 21 (attached from REME)
    Warrant Officer II (CSM) John Edward Philip HUTCHINGS 26
    Corporal Alfred Ronald KEMP 26
    Lance Corporal George Henry LEAMER 26
    Lance Corporal Robert Laurence MITCHELL 20
    Private Walter SCOTT 29
    Private Robert William STOBBART 32
    Lance Corporal Robert TWIST 29 Corporal Albert VAN RYNEN 28
    Private Reginald Albert Edward FRANCIS
    Private Dennis SHUTT

    Source - Though Without Anger - C. Cummings
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  3. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Here is the headstone photo of P T Earwicker and his comrades killed in the same crash


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