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1796421   Sergeant Robert Thomas Garth Loughrin
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 27/06/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (British Air Force)
Date Of Birth: 25/07/1923
Died: 29/02/1944 (Died by accident)
Age: 20
Robert Garth Loughrin was born on 25th July 1923 and was the son of Joseph Geddes Loughrin and Maud Evelyn Loughrin (nee Sharpe), of Mackney Road, Cookstown. Prior to the war Robert Garth Loughrin was an engineer. He joined the Royal Air Force Voluntary Reserve as a flight engineer. On 29th February 1944 during a training exercise in a Halifax II bomber, the aircraft the crashed and ll eight crew members were killed.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery
  Harrogate, Yorkshire, 9
Grave Ref: Grave F-B-17
CWGC Casualty 2623851
Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery is located south-east of Harrogate, on the fringe of the town, just off the A661 on Forest Lane.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWII - North Panel Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW2 358
References and Links
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1 Aircrew Remembered Details of crew and crash
2 Bomber Command Details of crew and crash
3 Photo of Sergeant Robert Loughrin's grave
4 Market Rasen Mail newspaper Memorial honours crash crew after 70 years
5 RAF Commands Details of crew
6 RAF Elsham Wolds Details of crash including site photos
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Sergeant Robert Loughrin's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023