Robert Lowry

Leading Aircraftman Robert Lowry died on 12th May 1943 after the dispersal hut of D Flight, RAF No. 1658 Heavy Conversion Unit caught fire in Yorkshire.

Leading Aircraftman

Robert Lowry

1502000

On the 11th-12th May 1943, a fire swept through the dispersal hut of D Flight, RAF No. 1658 Heavy Conversion Unit at RAF Riccall, Yorkshire killing Robert Lowry and 4 other men.

Leading Aircraftman Robert Lowry (1502000) served in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve during World War Two. He lived at 26 Connsbrook Drive, Belfast, Co. Down.

In 1943, Lowry was with RAF No. 1658 Heavy Conversion Unit. He died on 12th May 1943 aged 22 years old when a fire broke out at RAF Riccall, Yorkshire. Flames swept through D Flight’s dispersal hut killing 4 men outright. A 5th man died the following day as a result of injuries sustained in the fire.

Robert Lowry’s grave is in Section E1, Grave 11 of Dundonald Cemetery, Dundonald, Co. Down.