LEST WE FORGET

Pilot Officer Basil Lincoln Peter FOX

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 42496 (RAF)
Born: Granville NSW, 21 August 1914
Enlisted in the RAF: date unavailable
Unit: No. 224 Squadron, RAF Station Leuchars, Fife
Died: Aircraft Accident: (No. 224 Squadron Hudson I aircraft N7298), Eire, 11 January 1941, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Brancaster (St Mary) Church Cemetery, Norfolk
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Fred C. Fox and Louisa Fox, of Strathfield, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unrecovered
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra

On 11 January 1941, Hudson N7298 flew into high ground in bad visibility at Kildare, Eire. The aircraft had departed RAF Station Leuchars at 0117 hours on a patrol. The crew members were:

Sergeant Keith Barnet Files (523740) (RAF) (Second Pilot)
Pilot Officer Basil Lincoln Peter Fox (42496) (RAF) (Pilot)
Sergeant William Robert Martin (520434) (RAF) (Wireless Operator)
Pilot Officer John McDonald Scott Wylie (43698) (RAF) (Air Gunner)

References:

Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
McNeill, Ross RAF Coastal Command Loses of the Second World War Volume 1 Aircraft and Aircrew Losses 1939-1941, Midland Publications UK, 2003