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« on: April 05, 2017, 07:58:30 AM »

PETTMAN, ALBERT WILFRED
Rank:Sergeant
Trade:Wireless Op./Air Gunner
Service No:1258277
Date of Death:18/02/1942
Regiment/Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 86 Sqdn.
Grave Reference: West of church.
Cemetery:BIRCHINGTON (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, MARGATE
Additional Information:Son of Mrs. H. M. Pettman, of Birchington.


Thanet Advertiser - Tuesday 24 February 1942

KILLED IN ACTION. BIRCHINGTON R.A.F. SERGEANT'S DEATH.
Sgt. Albert John (sic) Pettman, R.A.F., son of the late Mr. George H. Pettman and of Mrs. Pettman, of Crescent-road, Birchington, has been killed on active service.

Twenty-seven years of age, Sgt. Pettman, who was a wireless operator-air gunner, took part in the search for the German ships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau when they escaped from Brest, but was not engaged in the action.

An old boy of Margate Central School, Sgt. Pettman was a prominent sportsman and played for both Birchington Football and Cricket Clubs.

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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2017, 10:28:18 AM »

 Albert Wilfred Pettman

Born Oct 1914 Birchington. Parents George Henry & Jane Elizabeth. 7 siblings

Probate. Of 9 Crescent Rd, Birchington. Probate to Percy James Pettman, master builder. Effects £198
Percy was a brother. 

His mother died Dec 1942 & father in 1935.

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