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Andrew Desmond Pelly

Andrew Desmond Pelly

Male 1923 - 2015  (91 years)


  • Name Andrew Desmond Pelly  [1, 2, 3
    Known as "Desmond" 
    Birth 28 Aug 1923  Godstone Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 3
    Military Service abt 1939 - 1945  Flight Lieutenant, RAFVR  [1, 2
    • Bomber Pilot with RAF 156 Squadron; shot down & captured on 20/21st Feb 1945.
    • Veteran remembers Bomber Command - interview on British Forces News 27 Jun 2012 (on YouTube).
      Includes view of house and garden, with Desmond and Nancye.
    Desmond Pelly (1923- )
    Desmond Pelly (1923- )
    We're Bomber Command's Last Survivors
    Decoration abt 1945  DFC  [2
    Residence 2003  Halings, Balcombe Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Residence 2012  Haywards Heath Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Death 09 Feb 2015    [5
    Probate 20 Aug 2015  Brighton Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Person ID I2352  Tatham | Crew branch | Spouse
    Last Modified 03 Sep 2019 

    Father Kenneth Raymond Pelly,   b. 09 Nov 1893, Loughton Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1973, Newstead Ghyll, Colgate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Elspeth Norna Grant,   b. 27 May 1891, Merstham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jul 1978, Bisham, Colgate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Marriage 15 Oct 1919  Christ Church, South Nutfield Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 6, 7
    • On the 15th Oct., at Christ Church, South Nutfield, Captain Kenneth R. Pelly, M.C., youngest son of Mr. and the late Mrs. H. C. Pelly, of "Kentwins", Nutfield, to Elspeth Norna, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Campbell Grant, of Hale Edge, South Nutfield. [The Times]
    Family ID F0573  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
    Children 
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    Last Modified 02 Jan 2011 
    Family ID F0572  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S05] The Times, forthcoming marriages, 28 Feb 1944.

    2. [S13] thePeerage.com.

    3. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Godstone, 4Q1923.

    4. [S25] Electoral Registers.

    5. [S14] National Probate Calendar.

    6. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Reigate, 4Q1919.

    7. [S05] The Times, marriage notice, 17 Oct 1919.