Pilot Officer Trevor Anthony Peeler

Pilot Officer Trevor Anthony Peeler

Trevor Peeler was born to Philip Herbert and Ruby Peeler of West Wimbledon, Surrey in 1914.

Pilot Officer Peeler was a member of the 90 Squadron Royal Air Force.  On the 6th October 1939, he is mentioned in the London Gazette (31/10/1939) that with effect from 6th October 1939 he would be promoted from a probation Acting Pilot Officer to a Pilot Officer.  Unfortunately he only served as a Pilot Officer for a period of 10 days, when on the 16th October 1939, he took off in the aircraft L4876, Bristol Blenheim Mk IV on a training exercise from RAF Upwood, Huntingdonshire.   The aircraft crashed on take off, killing Pilot Officer Peeler and injuring his crew member Sergeant Douglas.

Pilot Officer Peeler is commemorated in a Commonwealth War Grave within this cemetery. The grave reference number is RRRR42.

Pilot Officer Peeler’s Headstone at Priory Road Cemetery

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