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Peter Bilsborough
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Born:
Died: 27 November 1941
Buried: 2-12-1941 at sea
Age: 21
Grave No: G31
Notes: Peter’s father, William, died 2-6-1950, aged 64, is mentioned on the gravestone but no record of burial; also buried there Frank Wright Johnson, whose ashes were buried 12-5-1956, aged 71 but no obvious connection.
Sgt Gunner Peter William Bilsborough, aged 21, of the RAF VR, son of Mr and Mrs William Bilsborough of Bradford Road, Shipley, has been killed while on flying duty. Sgt Bilsborough is an old boy of Bingley Grammar School. Before the war he was employed by Benjamin Crabtree, Bingley, where his father is a director. Shipley Times & Express 10 December 1941 We don’t know much else about Peter except that he was buried at sea off Herne Bay. His mother’s name was Doris M Bilsborough