GALBRAITH – Ivor Scarlett Campbell

101067 – F/O – Galbraith – Pilot – 175 Sqn – KIA 5 Jan 1943 – 24 yrs

Buried: Wroughton (SS John The Baptist and Helen) Churchyard; Grave: New part. Row B.B. Grave 28.
Son of Edward Scarlett Galbraith and Marjorie Edgill Galbraith, of Runaway Bay, Jamaica.

[Source: The Trinidad Guardian 12 Mar 1943 from The West India Committee Circular – February 1943, courtesy Jerome Lee, CMHA]

Initials: I S C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Flying Officer (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 175 Sqdn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 05/01/1943
Service No: 101067
Additional information: Son of Edward Scarlett Galbraith and Marjorie Edgill Galbraith, of Runaway Bay, Jamaica.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: New part. Row B.B. Grave 28.

Hurricane IIc – BP705 – low cloud – hit high ground near Wroughton.


Flight log of F/L Norman Howe (175 Sq) with entry: “F/O Galbraith (“Jammy”) killed – flew into hill in duff weather”
[Courtesy Peter Howe]


[Courtesy Wendy Lee]

2 additions to “GALBRAITH – Ivor Scarlett Campbell”

  1. peter howe adds:

    Recently (january 13 2009) I was spaeaking with my father, Norman Howe (88) regarding a flying colleague from Antigua/Monsterrat, in flysing squadron 175, Ozzie Kelsick. My father flew with Ozzie in the War and they were both awarded the DFC.

    As i am going cycling in Antigua I googled his name to see what would appear and came across this blog archive.

    I found several entries for Ozzie and in sitting with my dad I asked if there were other friends from the Caribbean that he recalled.

    He mentioned Galbraith (there was a nick name also) and he recalled the day that he died and the circumstances as he and a fellow officer were flying together performing a rhubarb when he flew into a cliff in bad weather. My father has it in his flight log and the events and as described above. Amazing how 66 years later he recalled the fellow and the event.

  2. Wendy Lee adds:

    Ivor Scarlett Campbell Galbraith was my uncle. I have created a web page dedicated to him (see URL above). Peter, your father might like to see this web page. Ivor’s only surviving sibling is my mother, Marjorie (Tiny) Lee, who lives in Vancouver, BC. I live in the family house in Runaway Bay, Jamaica.

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