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a. Note:   Born: 1918, London, England Civ Reg. Wandsworth 1d 863 4th Qtr Always known as Ted Educated in London, England and served in the London Territorial Army Reserve. 1937-1939 Served two years in the Army in what was then Palestime. Joined the Royal Air Force in 1939 when war broke out and was sent to Rhodesia for pilot training. Ted was able to visit his father's family in South Africa and it was there that he was introduced to his wife, Isobel Brekker Marr: Isobel Bekker in South Africa during WW2 There was one child of this union - Anthony Peter Slogrove Died: 13 February 1945. Shot down whilst piloting a Lancaster on a bombing raid over Germany Take-off details are: Lancaster III No. LM725 KO-K Operation CHEMNITZ. Took off from Witchford. 2037 Hours (this is Cambridgreshire) Crew:- Flying Officer E.A. SLOGROVE Sgt. R.S BOOKER Flight Sergeant K FREAKES Flight Officer F.J HEGAN Sgt. G. SANDERSON Sgt. L. DAVIES Sgt. R.I.P. ECKFORD His 'plane crashed on the outskirts of Haveluy, France and a local couple Mr. Gabriel et Mdm. Marie Thurette-Monez secretly buried Ted and his crew in their family plot, after removing the bodies from the smoldering airplane. Gabrielle and Marie-Louise Thurette-Monez were members of the French Resistance, and Marie-Louise was also the village nurse. After Ted's 'plane had crashed the Germans searched the village for the crew and when they came to her house (where the bodies of the crew were hidden in her basement at the time) she told them that she was nursing a case of smallpox but that they could come in if they wished. They left right away! After the war there was a ceremony arranged by the Mayor of Haveluy to honour Ted and his crew, with many French and British officials present. Several people had witnessed the crash of the plane and stated that it was diving to crash right into the village but at the last moment the nose lifted up long enough to skim the houses and crash nearby, which likely saved many lives and the villagers credited Ted with this. Years after the war when the writer (Vickie) visited the grave there were fresh flowers there and she was told that "there always would be". Pictures of the grave and ceremony and a description of the ceremony are on file. From the War Graves Commission Surname Rank Service Number Date Of Death Age Regiment/Service Nationality SLOGROVE, EDWARD ARTHUR Flying Officer 137392 15/02/1945 Unknown Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve United Kingdom Coll. grave. HAVELUY COMMUNAL CEMETERY Name: SLOGROVE, EDWARD ARTHUR Initials: E A Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Flying Officer (Pilot) Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 115 Sqdn. Date of Death: 15/02/1945 Service No: 137392 Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave. Cemetery: HAVELUY COMMUNAL CEMETERY The following was provided by Stuart Gennery regarding Ted's last flight. Lancaster III No. LM725 KO-K Operation CHEMNITZ. Took off from Witchford. 2037 Hours Crew:- Flying Officer E.A SLOGROVE Sgt. R.S BOOKER Flight Sergeant K FREAKES Flight Officer F.J HEGAN Sgt. G. SANDERSON Sgt. L. DAVIES Sgt. R.I.P ECKFORD Ted was the son of Percy Clifford and Violet May (Morley) Slogrove of London, England History and photogrphs on file.


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