102 (Ceylon) Squadron

Tentate et perficite (Attempt and Achieve)

Sergeant Alexander Frederick Jaggers

Whitley Z6946 took off from Topcliffe on the 3rd September 1941 bound for Frankfurt

Sergeant Alexander Frederick Jaggers - 102 Ceylon Squadron
Sergeant Alexander Frederick Jaggers

Crashed 0355 in Rectory Lane. Kirton, 8 miles SE of Ipswich.

F/S Seward Terry Modeland RCAF - Pilot - Aged 19 - (C.W.G.C.)
Sgt Donald Machell Bozer RCAF - 2nd Pilot - Aged 25 - (C.W.G.C.)
P/O Jackson Corwin Nixon RCAF - Aged - (C.W.G.C.)
Sgt Alexander Frederick Jaggers - WOp - Aged 21 - (C.W.G.C.)
Sgt L.M Bowen RCAF - Aged 26 - (C.W.G.C.)

A house known as 'The Haven' was badly damaged, as was the front of June Cottage. A four year old little girl was slightly hurt.

The force of the crash also fractured water mains in the area, as well as bringing down electricity cables.

We have been contacted by Alex's cousin Roy Walker who sent us the photo to the right of Alex at the family home in all his gear.

 

In the coming weeks I will be adding a list of missions that Alex went on that have been taken from ORB's.

 

Alexander Frederick Jaggers 102 ceylon squadron

 

You can read abouit Alex on Ed Cooke's pages.

 

As you can see from the photo, the two of them were very good friends and I know that Ed misses him deeply.

Alex Jaggers on the left, and Ed Cooke.

 

 

 


The photo below is from when Alex and Ed were training together I believe at Kinloss in Scotland.

 

 

Sergeant Alexander Frederick Jaggers - 102 Ceylon Squadron
Sergeant Alexander Frederick Jaggers - Ed Cooke -

Kirton Parish Church - Sergeant Alexander Frederick Jaggers - 102 Ceylon Squadron

Since the war, five pews in Kirton Parish Church have been named in remembrance of the crew.

Kirton Parish Church

 


Ipswich Cemetery where the other crew members are buried.

Brookwood Military Cemetery in Cambridgeshire

 

Sergeant Jaggers is buried at Brookwood Military Cemetery in Surrey.

 

 

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