INGLE, Ewan Seymour

Display Number:  1701  
Name:  Ingle  Ewan Seymour
Rank:  Leading Naval Airman Service Number:  FX84620
Date Joined:  1940 Date Discharged:  Discharged dead, 19 August 1941

 

Leading Naval Airman Ewan Ingle served in the Fleet Air Arm during World War Two. Initially Ingle volunteered for service with the RNZAF and was put on a waiting list for flight training. During the waiting period he applied to join the Fleet Air Arm and he was accepted into the 3rd Scheme F Draft and sailed fro England on the 14th September 1940.

Upon reaching England he was sent to the training establishment HMS ST VINCENT where he joined and completed an elementary flying training course. In June 1941 he commenced the service flying training course.

On the 19th August 1941 Ingle was killed during a training exercise when the plane he was a passenger in hit high-tension wires and crashed.

He is buried at Luton Church Burial Ground, Luton, Bedfordshire, England.

 

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Medal Description (Left to Right):  
  • Defence Medal - (with replacement ribbon as original ribbon was lost)-
  • War Medal 1939-45 - (with replacement ribbon as original ribbon was lost)
  • NZ War Service Medal 
  • Memorial Cross