08.09.1945 No. 768 R.N. Squadron Corsair JT357 Lt. Frank W. McGarry
Date: 08th September 1945
Unit: No. 768 RN Squadron
Base: RAF Ballyhalbert, Northern Ireland
Location: Ballycram, 5 miles SSW of the airfield
Pilot: Lt (A) Frank Wilfred McGarry O-048970 RCNVR Age 25. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
Lt (A) Frank McGarry was killed when his Royal Navy Corsair crashed into a wall during a forced landing at Ballycram after suffering an engine failure. The aircraft burnt out.
At the time he was attached to No. 4 Naval Air Fighter School.
Lt (A) Frank Wilfred McGarry. Ballycranbeg R.C. Churchyard (Mount St. Joseph). Grave 48.Born on the 30th December 1919 In Toronto. Enlisted on the 20th May 1942. Son of Edward John (died 23rd April 1980, age 99) and Agnes McGarry (née Bailie - died in 1974, age 89), of 12 Alcing Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. B.A. Epitaph: 'Here I Lie Pray For Me As You Pass By'.
Acknowledgements: With many thanks to Joseph Clint for the supply of information and grave photograph. Joseph lives in the Parish of Ballycram.