A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Anthony Graham Elcox-


Anthony Graham Elcox. Son of Reginald Donald Elcox and of Irene Hilda Elcox (nee Caws); husband of Louise Elcox (nee Blundy).
Commemorated on the Ryde School War Memorial and the Seaview War Memorial

Service details

Sgt 949211 Anthony Graham Elcox, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

CWGC record ...

Date of Death :30 July 1943 aged 23
Where buried or commemorated :Hamburg Cemetery
Aircraft : Avro Lancaster III ED931 (DX-C) of 57 Sqn
Crew :
Flt Sgt E F AllwrightCWGC record ...
Sgt A G ElcoxCWGC record ...
F/O Kennedy
Air Bomber :Sgt T L OrmerodCWGC record ...
Sgt E BellCWGC record ...
Sgt E D SladeCWGC record ...
Sgt E BrackenCWGC record ...

57 Sqn Lancaster
The aircraft took off from RAF Scampton at 23.26 hrs for operations over Germany. Shot down by a nightfighter, it crashed at Tostedt.
Some of the crew are buried in Germany; others with no known grave are commemorated at the Runnymede Memorial.

Born on the Island in 1919, Sgt Elcox attended Ryde School, where his name appears on the Ryde School War Memorial. His mother came from Seaview. He had only recently married.

Information provided by : John Bloodworth

Aircraft image from http://www.raf.mod.uk/bombercommand/h57.html with acknowledgements.
Page last updated : 27 December 2009


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