Clifford George Wormleighton was a midlander who married in 1943 and had a son. He was killed in November 1944 wgeb the aircraft he was piloting crashed in the back garden of a house in First Avenue.
Clifford was born in Coventry, Warwickshire in 1919, the son of the wood machinist George Wormleighton )1883-1953) and Agnes Wornleighton (nee Bandey) (1886-1957). His parents had married in Northampton, Northamptonshire in 1910. Clifford had an elder brother, Cecil Leslie Wormleighton (1911-1995).
During the Second World War Clifford served as Staff Serjeant 1513680 in The Glider Pilot Regiment. In 1943 he married Nora L. W. Bond in Devonshire. The following year the couple had a son born in Devonshire.
Clifford George WORMLEIGHTON, Staff Serjeant, The Glider Pilot Regiment, Army Air Corps
Killed in an aircraft crash at First Avenue, Chelmsford. Aged 25
Clifford was killed on 29th November 1944 when around midday along with Lieutenant John Benjamin Weston when their Tiger Moth training aircraft crashed into the back garden of 33 First Avenue, Chelmsford, close to the house, partly demolishinh a small conservatory, and in the process breaking several windows.
The wreckage demolished a small conservatory, damaged several panes of glass and a shed, and caused slight damage to numbers 30 and 31 First Avenue. The occupants of number 31, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Wright, were not at home at the time of the crash, though Mrs. L. Richardson from King's Road who was working in the house was cut in the arm by flying glass
Clifford was subsequently buried in Coventry (London Road) Cemetery (Square 270. Grave 114).