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    Default Special Memorial in Crayford (St. Paulinus) Churchyard

    Cpl. John B. Brown, The Glider Pilot Regt., 74795, died 01-10-1943 with Tiger Moth Mk. I Nr. T6387 of 21 EFTS, special memorial of the "buried near this spot" type in Crayford (St. Paulinus) Churchyard. What caused the death of this aviator, and where is his grave?

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    Flying Accident at Zeals (History of the GPR - C. Smith)

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    Thanks, John. Zeals, Wiltshire, is a long way away from Crayford, Kent, to make sense of the "buried near this spot" mention on the memorial, unless he is buried in the Crayford area, as a result of a family wish.

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    L/Sgt George Leonard Vince also of the GPR, AAC died that day and both men are registered in the Wycombe district which might suggest that John B Brown was 29 years of age.

    And there was a John B Brown registered born in Elham district of Kent in Q2, 1914. Mothers maiden name Horgan. Possibly John B and Ellen (nee Horgan) Brown. No clear evidence of sibblings except maybe a sister in 1921.
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    Ok, thats not much help really.
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
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    Thanks, Dennis. This possible connection with Kent could mean that he is buried elsewhere in the same cemetery, especially if the special memorial would be on a war plot in Crayford churchyard. Any-one in Kent, with knowledge of this cem?

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    Rob

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