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625299   Aircraftman William Charles Irvine
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 10/12/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 220 Squadron, Royal Air Force (British Air Force)
Died: 11/06/1940 (Killed in Action)
Age: 19
William Charles (Billy) Irvine was the son of William and Ethel Victoria Irvine of Doorless, Tullyhogue. His father was a Wold War One veteran. Billy’s parents returned to Tullyhogue where they ran a cobblers shop and raised seven children. Aircraftman 1st Class (Wireless Operator) William Charles (Billy) Irvine served with 220 Squadron of the Royal Air Force. Aircraftman Irvine and his fellow crew were killed when the Hudson aircraft crashed just after take-off near Middlesbrough.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thornaby-On-Tees Cemetery
  Thornaby-On-Tees, Yorkshire, 9
Grave Ref:
CWGC Casualty 2414187
Heading north on the A19 at Crathorne, follow the signs for the City Centre towards Thornaby. The Cemetery is just to the south of Mandale Marshes Race Course at the junction with the A174 and located on the bank of the Old River Tees.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWII - North Panel Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW2 319
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 Aircrew Remembered Details of crew and crash
2 Photo of Aircraftman William Irvine's grave
3 Hudson P5127 Details of crew and crash
4 National Archives UK Details of air crash can be purchased here
5 RAF Commands Details of crew
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023