Bio / Text:
Leonard Arthur Garvey, from Birmingham, was well known in athletic circles in the Midlands in the thirties. He joined the RAFVR about June 1937 as an Airman u/t Pilot. Called up on 1st September 1939, Garvey completed his flying training and joined 41 Squadron on 10th October 1940.
On the 30th he was shot down and killed in combat with Me109’s over Ashford. His Spitfire, P7375, is believed to have crashed on Church Farm, Stanford.
Garvey was 26. He is buried in Birmingham (Witton) Cemetery - Sec. 56. Grave 10373.
Son of Andrew Joseph and Sarah Ann Garvey, of Erdington, Birmingham.
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