THOMAS – Herbert Percival

Name: THOMAS, HERBERT PERCIVAL
Initials: H P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Air Gnr.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 514 Sqdn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 05/03/1945
Service No: 605706
Additional information: Son of Alexander Thomas, and of Susan Thomas, of Beckford Kraal, Clarendon, Jamaica.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave 10. F. 1-7.
Cemetery: HEVERLEE WAR CEMETERY

Lancaster NN775 crashed near Bunsbeek, 2 km N of Tienen, Belgium. (Chorley’s Bomber Command Losses Vol. 6, page 109).
[Source: www.WW2chat.com]

605706 – H.P. Thomas – Jamaica – attested 18.10.43 – u/t Wireless Operator UK 22.1.43

[Source NA AIR 2/6876]

hp-thomas-1   hp-thomas-2hp-thomas-3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Photographs courtesy Ms. Paulette Thomas]

 

Herbert Thomas and Chris Hogg - air gunners

Chris Hogg and Herbert Thomas, airgunners of Lancaster NN775

[Picture from https://lancasterglabbeek.weebly.com/history.html: ‘The search for Lancaster NN775′]

 

 

 

6 additions to “THOMAS – Herbert Percival”

  1. Bruyninckx A ndré adds:

    We are digging up the plane on this moment(4/2016) at Bunsbeek
    a commemoration board is placed in 2015 on the crashplace

  2. Bruyninckx André adds:

    I am looking for photograhps en relatives of THOMAS Herbert Percival son of Alexander and Susan THOMAS from Beckford Craal clarendom Jamaica ;H P Thomas was killed in teh crash of LANCASTER NN775 in my village Bunsbeek Belgium on 5/3/1945
    Thanks Andre

  3. jerome lee adds:

    Hi Andre,
    I have contacted RAFA Jamaica and they will check if there are any living relatives still in Jamaica.

  4. Bruyninckx A ndré adds:

    THANKS JEROME
    in 2017 there will be a commemoration WE at Glabbeek after we digged up the plane and the remains of the crew
    a picture of H P THOMAS woud be wonderful

  5. Brenda Francis adds:

    Hello.

    Just a thought you could place your message about Herbert Percival Thomas on Clarendon, Facebook page, Or Clarendon genealogy page etc.

    Good luck

    Brenda Francis

  6. Roger Guernon adds:

    In the crew photo, compared with some photos which I possess, my thought is the 2nd from left is Herbert’s crewmate Allan Olsen (Australian). Thus which would be the position of H.P. Thomas if he is really in this photo? It seems to me that he is not in the picture.
    For adding details in our 514 Squadron archives, I’ll be very pleased to be in touch with Paulette Thomas. She can contact me through
    https://www.facebook.com/514SquadronRaf

Leave a Reply