524766, Leading Aircraftman (Air Gunner), James Crawford FORSTER
Aged 27

99 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Died on Active Service on Sunday 3rd March 1940

"Each tenacious"

Born in Q4-1913 [Carlisle 10b:1100] 2nd son of Edgar Stanley and Maud FORSTER (née FIELD) of 6 Strand Road, Carlisle.
He married Patricia MARSHALL, daughter of William (a master tailor) and Amy MARSHALL of 30 Newton Terrace, Newmarket (Newmarket Q2-1939).
His widow married Archibald McIntyre in Newmarket in 1943.

In the 1939 register his wife's parents William and Amy Marshall were at 30 Newton Terrace.There are 2 closed records (one would be his wife to be)

photo: courtesy his son Ian Forster)

He was an Air Mechanic, re-trained as an Air Gunner according to the burial register.

Vickers Wellington Mk 1A, N3006, c/s LN-E, was airborne from RAF Newmarket at 18:30 on 3rd March 1940 for a Nickel (pamphlet dropping raid). They were recalled due to adverse weather reports. Approaching Newmarket they crashed at Chalk Hill, Barton Mills and the aircraft burst into flames.The entire crew were killed. They were:-
P/Off AG Stewart; P/Off JN Carter; Sgt AG Saxon; AC1 PW Corvan; AC2 F Hart and LAC JC Forster

James is buried in Newmarket Cemetery - Ref: P:447

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