Crisp, Thomas Charles (No. 1464893)

Crisp, Thomas Charles

Flight Sergeant (Flight Engineer)

No. 1464893, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Killed in an aircraft accident on Sunday 20 August 1944 (aged 29)

Buried:

Nunhead (All Saints) Cemetery, London, England (Screen Wall Panel 5 Square 5 Collective Grave 41286)

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

BIOGRAPHY

Thomas Charles Crisp’s birth was registered in the third quarter of 1914 in St. Olave, Bermondsey, London and he was a son of Thomas John and Elizabeth Charlotte Crisp (nee North) of Bermondsey.  Their marriage was registered in the second quarter of 1911 in Bermondsey.

Thomas Charles Crisp was the husband of Maud Lillian Crisp (nee Greenaway) and their marriage was registered in the second quarter of 1936 in St. Olave, Bermondsey.

During the Second World War Flight Sergeant (Flight Engineer) Thomas Charles Crisp (No. 1464893) served with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

On 20 August 1944 an Avro Anson aircraft (LT658) from No. 12 Air Gunners School based at Bishops Court was on an air gunnery exercise when it broke up in mid-air as a result of a structural failure.  Wreckage fell to the ground over a wide area centred on Ballygalget Roman Catholic Church and all five crew members on board were killed:

Flying Officer (Pilot) Raymond Hodgson

Sergeant (Flight Engineer) Kennedy Boyd Black

Sergeant (Flight Engineer) Frank Bennett Bloor

Flight Sergeant (Flight Engineer) Thomas Charles Crisp

Sergeant (Air Gunner) George William Thomas Walker

All five deaths were registered in Downpatrick.

Flight Sergeant (Flight Engineer) Thomas Charles Crisp (No. 1464893) was 29 when he died and he was buried in Nunhead (All Saints) Cemetery, London.