Pilot, 90 Squadron
Service number 126938
Died 10 May 1944
Buried Avord Communal Cemetery, France
‘IN UNFADING, LOVING MEMORY OF MY DARLING HUSBAND. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE “SHORTY”‘
Lawrence was born 12 August 1915 in King’s Norton, Warwickshire to Joseph and Lydia née Lyons. Husband of Ellen née Dowling of Paddington, London.
Lawrence was the pilot of Stirling EF254 which departed RAF Tuddenham on a Special Operations Executive mission. The aircraft crashed at Villabon in central France killing five of the crew and the bomb aimer and a gunner were captured.
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