AKRIGG, Ben
Sergeant, Wireless Operator, No 937390, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No 207 Squadron, Waddington, Lincs.
Husband of Marion Akrigg, 49 Grange Rd, Riddlesden. Son of Harry & Isabel Akrigg, 24 Aireworth St, Keighley.
Killed in action, 31st Aug 1941, age 20, in Manchester aircraft, serial No L7316, coded EM - U, on operations to Cologne. Hit by Flak and crashed at Oberkruchen.
Attended Holycroft Council School and Keighley Boys Grammar School. He was involved with the 15th Keighley (Utley) Scout group.He was also connected with the New Jerusalen Church in Devonshire St. Formerly employed as a costing clerk with the Airedale Dyeing Co.
He left a Widow and 1 child.
NOT commemorated on the Keighley WW2 Plate in the Library
Ref. Keighley News 8th Nov 1941 (Photo) and 20th Dec. 1941
WWW. lost bombers.co.uk
Originally interred at Cologne, later exhumed and re intered in Rheinburg War Cemetery, 1 - A - 23