Pilot Officer John Scott Smyth, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He was killed in action in an Air Operation over Germany with 158 Squadron R.A.F. on 17th September 1942 and is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Germany. His father John Smyth had been a farmer in Birgham for many years. 158 Squadron flew the Handley Page Halifax B Mk11 from R.A.F. East Moor, Yorkshire and lost 900 aircrew during the War.