Alan Ross MacDonald

Memorial: Chipping Sodbury Town Cross - Broad Street

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Medals: 1939–45 Star, War Medal 1939–1945

Rank and number: Squadron Leader 70422

Parents: Andrew Henry Wallis and Elizabeth MacDonald

Marital status: Married

Home address: Cults Green Lane, Chipping Sodbury before the war (1939) with his parents. Later at Glenville, School Road, Frampton Cotterell, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Electrical Engineer

Date of birth: 1899

Place of birth: Poplar, London

Date of death: 11/09/1945

Buried/Commemorated at: His ashes are at Arnos Vale Crematorium where he is commemorated and he is also commemorated on the Chipping Sodbury War memorial.

Age: 46

Further information:

Alan was the son of a medical practitioner and one of 4 children with 2 brothers and a sister. During WW1 Alan joined the Royal Flying Corps 212 Bomber Squadron at the age of 18 and flew a number of bombing sorties over Germany. Between wars he trained as an electrical engineer and worked as Chief District Engineer for West Gloucester Power Company living in a company house in Chipping Sodbury. He was married Kathleen Edwards in 1931 and had 3 boys. He kept up his flying hours flying a biplane from Yate airfield and was called up in 1939. He had postings to Ternhill in Shropshire, Prestwick in Scotland, and, finally, Port Elizabeth in South Africa, where he took charge of flying training at 42 Air School. He died at home in Frampton Cotterell just 9 days after the end of the war.

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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