Ellercamp, Wilfred Alan Herbert

1899 - 1918

War Service:


Lieutenant WILFRED ALAN HERBERT ELLERCAMP (Service Number 86901) was killed in a flying accident at Hornchurch on 30 December 1918 while serving with 44 Squadron RAF.

D6637 Sopwith Camel 44 Sqn - air collision (Lt WAH Ellercamp Killed In Flying Accident), whose Casualty Card is actually the source of the tie-up - i.e., this card mentions the collision. The details are also referred to in Sturtivant and Page's "The Camel File" - Air Britain C D Hurndall is shown as being with 78 Sqn flying Camel D9459


Location of Memorial:
He is buried in St Andrew’s churchyard, Hornchurch and he is remembered on the memorials at St Augustine’s church, Grove Park and Merchant Taylor's School, (WMR 47587) WW1 Great Hall and WW1 Memorial ( WMR 35026 ), and Old Merchant Taylor and School Staff WW1 and WW2 ( WMR 43525 ), Moor Park, Hertfordshire.

He was the only son of Herbert (of the India Office) McD and Augusta Ellercamp of Cornbrook, Grove Park. His death was announced in Flight (the journal of the Royal Aeronautical Club) on 23 January 1919.


Essex Newsman 4 Jan 1919

Contributed By: Andy Pepper and Tony Philpot, Chairman, Hornchurch Aerodrome Historical Trust

Further information kindly suppled by Jonny Taylor, Registrar, Merchant Taylors’ School, Sandy Lodge, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 2HT

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