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BRIDGE, Ernest

Male 1911 - 1942  (31 years)


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  • Name BRIDGE, Ernest 
    Born 1911  Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Jul 1942  Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 31y 
    • Accident Report for Wellington X3668 and Stirling X6121 both of 101 Squadron RAF.

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      At 2309 hrs on the night of 28 July 1942, Vickers Wellington X3668 took off from RAF Bourn, Cambridgeshire en route for Hamburg. On board were:

      Sgt Peter Granville TEALL (19) Pilot.

      Sgt Eric WEBSTER (27) Observer

      Pilot Officer Robert James STUBBINGS, RNZAF, (22) Wt/OP

      Sgt Ernest BRIDGE (31) Front Gunner

      Sgt Norman Seaton COMBER (27) Rear Gunner


      At a height of 2,300 ft, they were in collision with Short Stirling N6121, also en route for Hamburg. The tail plane of the Stirling was severely damaged making it virtually uncontrollable. The pilot maintained control long enough to enable the whole crew to bale out. The Wellington crashed between Rampton and Cottenham, 7 miles NNW of Cambridge and all on board were tragically lost.


      The Stirling pilots crash report stated that the Wellington was spotted approx. 50 yds to starboard on a collision course. He applied full power and initiated a climb to starboard but was unable to prevent a collision. The collision wrote off ‘3 parts of the tailplane’. The Wellington was seen in a downward spiral.

      The official report into the accident cleared both crews of any blame.
    Probate 30 Jan 1943  Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Kirkdale Cemetery, Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I25154  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2015 

    Father BRIDGE, John,   b. Abt 1866, Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother DICKINSON, Maud,   b. 1874, Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1964, Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 11 Apr 1898  St Mary, Walton on the Hill, Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Family ID F5168  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • War Deaths
    CWGC Ernest Bridge
    CWGC Ernest Bridge

  • Notes 
    • ? Named List: World War II casualties
      INDI: [I3021] Roger BUNN
      INDI: [I9648] John Thomas SUMNER
      INDI: [I9956] Albert Victor JENKERSON
      INDI: [I11920] William H CHADWICK
      INDI: [I17895] John BULPITT
      INDI: [I19196] Reginald Frank RIMMER
      INDI: [I21531] Ralph Frederick GREEN
      INDI: [I25154] Ernest BRIDGE
      INDI: [I26589] William FAIRHURST
      INDI: [I28895] Jack PAGE

  • Sources 
    1. [S623] BMD indexes, Births Q2 1911 West Derby Vol:8b Page:281.

    2. [S623] BMD indexes, Marriages Q2 1898 West Derby 8b 802.

    3. [S965] Lancashire BMD, (http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk).
      Lancashire Marriage indexes for the years: 1898

      Surname Forename(s) Surname Forename(s) Church / Register Office Registers At Reference

      BRIDGE John DICKINSON Maud Walton, St. Mary Liverpool 2012WD/18/89


    4. [S7231] England, Marriages, 1538 - 1973.
      Name: Maud Dickinson

      Gender: Female

      Marital status: Single

      Age: 25

      Birth Date: 1873

      Marriage Date: 11 Apr 1898

      Marriage Place: Walton-On-The-Hill, Lancashire, England

      Father: John Dickinson

      Spouse: John Bridge

      FHL Film Number: 1647990

      Reference ID: page 45



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Geoff Clarke (UK) says...
I am trying to trace any living relatives of Ernest Bridge. If anyone knows of any, please contact me via e-mail at geoffclarke1953@aol.com

Thank you.
2nd April 2015 9:13am
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Geoff Clarke (UK) says...
I am trying to trace and contact any surviving relatives of Ernest Bridge.
If anyone knows of any, please could you contact me or leave a message, please?
2nd April 2015 12:34am
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