Commonwealth War Graves - Arthur William Pryke

Author: Doug Larsen
Date published: 08/11/2011
© Doug Larsen

Commonwealth War Graves


Pryke, Arthur William

Place and Date of Birth:


Place of Residence:

25 Queen’s Road, Newbury


Husband of Joan Dorothy Phyllis Pryke of Newbury and father of Kenneth. Only son of Mrs Challon, Mile Oak Road, Southwick.

Military Record



Sergeant Air-Gunner

Service Number:



Royal Air Force, No 1657 Heavy Conversion Unit

Date of Death:

October 27th, 1942

Age at Death:


Additional Information:

Died as a result of a flying accident. On the 27th of October 1942, Sergeant Pryke was the Air Gunner aboard the W7470 which took off from Stradishall for a daytime cross-country detail. After losing power from the port inner engine, the crew decided to curtail the flight and return to base; however the aircraft suffered multiple engine failure and crashed at Catley Hill, Motty, County Durham.


Named on a Memorial outside St. Nicolas’ Church.


Sources:Personal research, CWG

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