Elcock, Norman (No. 1112747)

Elcock, Norman

Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner)

No. 1112747, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Killed in an aircraft accident on Thursday 23 April 1942 (aged 21)

Buried:

Over Congregational Burial Ground, Winsford, Cheshire (Grave 258)

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

War Memorial in front of the United Reformed Church, Over, Cheshire

BIOGRAPHY

Norman Elcock’s birth was registered in the fourth quarter of 1920 in Conway, Merionethshire, Wales and he was a son of Albert Edward and Phyllis Elcock (nee Templar).  Their marriage was registered in the third quarter of 1914 in Conway and they had at least two children:

Louise Vivienne (born 3 January 1917; married Thomas Hough in the fourth quarter of 1939, died December 1988)

Norman (born 1920)

Norman’s paternal grandparents were Richard and Hannah Elcock.

During the Second World War Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) Norman Elcock (No. 1112747) served with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.  On 23 April 1942 he was the wireless operator/air gunner aboard a Westland Lysander Mark III communications and target-towing aircraft (V9721) which crashed on take-off from RAF Belfast (now the George Best Belfast City Airport) on a training flight.  Also killed that day was the pilot, Sergeant Jozef Antoni Pudelko.

Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) Norman Elcock (No. 1112747) was buried in Over Congregational Burial Ground, Winsford, Cheshire and he is commemorated on the war memorial in front of the United Reformed Church, Over, Cheshire.

Norman’s father, Albert Edward Elcock, of 425 High Street, Winsford died on 18 March 1950.