Flight Sergeant [Pilot]

Thomas Wallace Shrimpton

Conflict: 
WW2
Additional Information: 

Son of Roy Wallace Shrimpton and of Florence Shrimpton (nee Blunden); husband of Ethel Hebron Shrimpton (nee Smith), of Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand.

References:
  • CWGC
NZ WAR GRAVES
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<p>I am an UK/NZ citizen, currently residing in Porthcawl, South Wales and I have "adopted" Thomas's grave in the local cemetery. He is the only New Zealand serviceman buried there. He was remembered at the Royal Air Force Stormy Down Memorial Dedication Service on Sunday July 2, 2017.&nbsp;The Porthcawl Lions supported Porthcawl Museum by funding the attendance of St John's Ambulance staff and by providing refreshments for the hard-working Air Cadets. It was a perfect day for the ceremony and for the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight's and the Red Arrows' fly-pasts. There was a short wreath-laying service at the graveside of Flight Sergeant Thomas Wallace Shrimpton, the young New Zealand Air Force pilot who died in a training accident over the sea off Porthcawl on September 22, 1942 at the age of 25. This service was attended by NZ Wing Commander, Lisa d'Oliveira. So, Thomas is being honoured and remembered after all this time.</p> ... Read More

Casualty

Service Number: 
41367
Name:
Thomas Wallace Shrimpton
Rank: 
Flight Sergeant
Additional Rank:
Pilot
Date of Birth:
Not known
Date of Enlistment:
Not known
Armed Force: 
Air Force
Unit:
Royal New Zealand Air Force

Casualty Details

Cause of Death:
Killed on active service
Date of Death:
22 September 1942
Day of Death:
Tuesday
Age at Death: 
25
Conflict: 
WW2

Embarkation Details

Text in italics supplied by Cenotaph Online, Auckland War Memorial Museum

Cemetery

Cemetery Reference: 
Block 4. Row H. Grave 2.
Cemetery Location: 
United Kingdom
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