W/T OPERATOR –
The youngest member of the crew was born on 6 May 1900 in Stapleford, Nottinghamshire. Previously working as a butcher, he enlisted in the RNAS as a Boy Mechanic on 2 November 1917. Alfred was promoted to Aircraftman 2 on 6 May 1918 and at the time of his death he lived in Long Eaton, Derbyshire.
Service numbers: F40902/240902
Many thanks to Noel at the Sussex History Forum for tracking down the photograph of Alfred from the Nottingham Evening Post of 17 July 1919.
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