100 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (British Air Force)
02/01/1944 (Killed in Action)
Edward Colhoun McLaughlin was the only son of Edward and Jeanie McLaughlin. He was born about 1925. The family lived in the Ballyronan area. Edward attended the Rainey School in Magherafelt. His father was a constable in the police. Prior to enlisting, Edward worked in Walsley, England in his uncle’s grocer shop. Edward McLaughlin joined the Royal Air Force Volunteer. On 2nd January 1944, Sergeant Edward McLaughlin’s Lancaster bomber took off from Grimsby for a night raid over Berlin. Sergeant McLaughlin was air gunner. The aircraft never returned.