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« on: June 13, 2014, 17:54:53 PM »

Trade:Air Gnr. U/T
Service No:974703
Date of Death:02/12/1942
Regiment/Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Grave Reference Row C. Grave 2.
Additional Information: Son of Albert Victor and Margaret Eileen Crebbin, of Tunbridge Wells.

Kent & Sussex Courier - Friday 11 December 1942

Many friends will regret to learn of the death of Corporal James Harry Crebbin, R.A.F.V.R., the eldest son of Mrs. M. E. Crebbin, 5, Meadow Hill-road, Tunbridge Wells, who was killed while on active service. He was 22 years of age, and before joining the Service in 1940 was in the employ of Messrs. Neve and Son, of Tonbridge. The funeral service at the Tunbridge Wells Cemetery on Monday was conducted by an R.A.F. padre.

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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2014, 09:09:54 AM »

James H Crebbin born ¼ June 1920, Bromley district. Mother’s maiden name Cheshire.
His death not recorded with the General Register Office, which would suggest he died overseas. 
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2017, 10:59:46 AM »

The "RAF Commands - Unnaccounted Airmen" website  shows that Corporal James Crebbin died in Scotland.

The details that they have show :-

P/O (Pilot) William T. TAYLOR - 128105 - age 21, and
Cpl (Ag u/t) James H. ('Jim') CREBBIN - 974703 - age 22,
both killed on active service and death registered Dalcross, Invernes-shire.

and then they link their deaths to the crash of a Tiger Moth from No2 Air Gunnery School :

Tiger Moth II - N6798 - 2 AGS - dived int ground Croy, Inverness-shire

Pilot Officer Taylor was cremated at Warriston Crematorium, Edinburgh and is commemorated on "Panel 4".

Thanks again to the "RAF Commands - Unnaccounted Airmen" website.
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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2017, 20:41:54 PM »

In 1939,  Margaret E Crebbin(born 1895) with son Anthony(born 1916) at the Robinson household at Baileys Farm Gen Rd, Tonbridge. There is a closed Crebbin entry which was probably son James Harry(born 1920)

Believe His father Albert V(born 1887)  at Lord household at 4 Marine Drive, Brighton. He was a Meat Salesman(wholesale). A note in margin(only partly readable) says “RAF Officers Huh”. was he supplying meat to officer’s mess?
Believe his Father Albert V died ¼ June 1943 Tonbridge District.
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