519007, Sergeant Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, Andrew William HAY
Aged 26

214 Squadron, Royal Air Force
Died on Active Service on Tuesday 5th November 1940

Ultor in Umbris - Avenging in the shadows

Born in 1914 (Richmond Q3-1914 2A:1072) son of Thomas Mouat Cameron and Tina (Christine) HAY (née LUMSDEN), one time of 3a Inglethorpe Street, Fulham. The Newmarket burial register gives the address of a friend as Miss M G Robinson, 30 Newton Terrace, Newmarket. She later married John J.GALLAGHER, in Newmarket, in 1946.

In the 1939 register his parents were at 23 Waldegrave Gardens, Twickenham. Thomas [25-3-1881] a Civil Service Exec. Officer/ARP Warden and Tina [25-6-1881].

The only Newmarket connection found, apart from his burial there, is the friend mentioned above.

Flying in Wellington Mk 1C, T2470 (BU-K): Airborne 17:50 on 5th Nov 1940 from Stradishall for a raid on Hamburg. On return, approaching finals in readiness to land, another Sqdn Wellington (unidentified) cut across the flight-path of T2470, causing Sgt Turner to lose control of his aircraft which dived into the ground at 22:15 near Denston, 1 mile East of RAF Stradishall, Suffolk, killing all the crew.
The crew consisted of Sgt G.E.Turner(Pilot); Sgt Wormald ; Sgt McCulloch ; Sgt Sansum; Sgt A.W.Hay ; Sgt E.Kenny.

T2470 .the actual aircraft at RAF Stradishall (sourced from the 214 Squadron website)

Andrew is buried in Newmarket Cemetery Ref- P:485
and commemorated on his family grave in Teddington, Surrey

click here to go to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website for full cemetery/memorial details