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PACKE E.S.

PACKE E.S.

Lieutenant 97627 Edward Simon Packe

115 Field Regiment with the Royal Artillery

Died on the 18th May 1941aged 25 years at Acle, Norfolk, from multiple injuries caused by the aeroplane in which he was a passenger crashing to the ground owing to an error of judgement on the part of the pilot.

Son of Charles James Melville Packe, Land Agent & Surveyor, and Ruth Margaret Packe, who wrote the popular 'History of Rothley' booklet in 1956.

Lieutenant Packe was buried in a Commonwealth War Grave in Rothley Cemetery, after a service in Rothley Parish Church on the 23rd May 1941. His grave inscription is 'I HAVE FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT, I HAVE FINISHED MY COURSE'

Named on the War Memorial, Parish Church Triptych Roll of Honour and Parish Church Book of Remembrance.

Detail from the Death Certificate issued by the Norwich Coroner

Lieutenant 97627 Edward Simon Packe

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM