TRENCHARD, WALTER HENRY
Date of Death:11/04/1943
Regiment/Service:Royal Navy H.M.S. Daedalus
Grave Reference Sec. D. Grave 4245.
Cemetery LITTLEHAMPTON CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Henry James Trenchard and Maud A. Trenchard, of Eastleigh, Hampshire.
Extracts below from the RAF Ford Operations Record Book
:11th April 1943.
At 00.50 hours a Boston aircraft of No.418 Squadron, piloted by Flight Lieutenant Frey, crashed on landing. The occurrence was found to be due to the collapse of the nose wheel. Later the body of a naval rating of N.F.I.U., Able Seaman Trenchard, was found on the runway used by the Boston and in view of the serious injuries sustained by the deceased, it was presumed that he had been run over by the aircraft, thereby causing damage to the nose wheel. The crew of the Boston were uninjured.14th April 1943.
Inquest was held on Able Seaman Trenchard, killed on 11th April. An open verdict was returned.16th April 1943.
Commodore Thornton of R.N.A.S. Lee-on-Solent visited the station regarding the death of Able Seaman Trenchard.17th April 1943
The funeral took place of Able Seaman Trenchard, killed a.m. 11th April.