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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Peter Levinge Clayton -


Peter Levinge Clayton, son of Charles Levinge Clayton and Esta Edith Clayton (formerly Stephenson, née Levin), of Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
Commemorated on the Wootton War Memorial

Service details

Pilot Officer (Pilot) 121334 Peter Levinge Clayton, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

CWGC record ...
Date of Death :6 June 1942 aged 20
Where buried :Adegem Canadian War Cemetery, Belgium
Squadron :149 Sqn
Aircraft :Short Stirling Mk I. W7508 (OJ-D)
Crew : 
Pilot :Pilot Officer      Peter Levinge ClaytonCWGC record ...
:SergeantThomas Alfred GeorgeCWGC record ...
:SergeantJohn Frederick GwytherCWGC record ...
:Pilot OfficerDavid Morgan Price Jones      CWGC record ...
:SergeantMichael Joseph KelleherCWGC record ...
:SergeantJames Hutchison MouatCWGC record ...

Pilot of Stirling I W7508 (OJ-D) that took off 23:15 hrs 05.06.1942 from Lakenheath for an operation against Essen. Shot down by a night-fighter (Oberleutnant Walter Barte, 4./Nachtjagdgeschwader 4) and crashed at l'Ecluse (Brabant), 10 km SW of Tienen, Belgium.

All the Crew are buried at Adegem Canadian War Cemetery.

P/O Clayton's connection with Wootton is unknown, but his grandfather was the Rev Arthur Prestwood Clayton, who was sometime incumbent at Holy Trinity Church, Ventnor.

Peter Levinge Clayton

Peter Levinge Clayton's uncle, Edward Harold Clayton was killed in action in 1918.

Peter Levinge Clayton's 1st cousin 1x removed, Sir Richard William Levinge, Bart was killed in action in 1914.

Information provided by : WW II Unit Histories and Officers and thanks to Jackie Williams for photo and biographical information.

Page last updated : 13 March 2012 (added links to R W Levinge and E H Clayton)


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