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Peter Francis Napier Lomax

Born: 1921 Died: 1940 Grave / memorial: A 074

Fighter pilot in WW2. Son of Maj-Gen Cyril Ernest Napier Lomax (who served in both world wars, and grandson of Lady Towle, whose husband’s family lived in 1901/1911 at 52 Fitzjohn’s Avenue. Joined RAF in April 1939, becoming Pilot Officer in Oct 1939; posted to 229 Squadron at RAF Digby, Lincolnshire on its formation (the same month). Flew Bristol Blenheim fighters to protect shipping and patrol the east coast. (Guy Gibson was based there at the same time.) Died Feb 1940 at Spilsby, Lincolnshire - his aircraft crashed in poor visibility on night operations. His ashes are buried in his step-grandfather’s family grave (Towle).

Reference: Buried in Hampstead, Camden History Society 1986
Additional research by the 2012 project team