Pilot Officer David Agnew

Pilot Officer David Michael Agnew, Royal Air Force. He died on Active Service , aged 20, with 13 Squadron, R.A.F. on the 18th November 1940. He had been born in Bangalore, India and was the son of Colonel Herbert Agnew and Mrs Enys Agnew of Bonjedward House, Jedburgh.He had been educated at Wellington College, Berkshire before going to the R.A.F. Cranwell College from where he was commissioned in December 1939. His Squadron began the War as an Army Co Operation Squadron and in November 1940 were base at R.A.F. Hooton in Cheshire flying the Westland Lysander. He was on a routine reconnaissance flight near the Welsh coast when in low cloud his aircraft crashed killing him and his his crewman Douglas Giles. He is buried in Hooton ( St. Paul ) Churchyard, Cheshire. (The photo of P/O Agnew is courtesy of J. D. Smith ).

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