Jordan, Philip Michael

Age: 21
Date of birth: 16th July, 1923

Parents: William Philip and Amy Gertrude Jordan nee Lintern
Wife: Betty Violet Jordan nee Fowler of Orpington, Kent
Address: 66 Hanworth Road, Warwick

Occupation: Engineer

Philip was born in Edmonton, Essex on 16th July 1923. He was the only son of William Philip (1893-1933) and Amy Gertrude (1896-1936) nee Lintern who had married in 1922. Both of Philip’s parents died before his 15th birthday.

In 1939, there was a Jordan family living at 66 Hanworth Road, Warwick. They consisted of Lillian (widow), three named sons, Ralph, Douglas and John and there are two redactions (crossed out names). Lilian’s husband was Frederick D Jordan (1880-1934) and we understand he was Philip’s uncle. Philip’s cousin Ralph died in 1942 and is included in our Not Forgotten pages.

Philip married Betty Violet Fowler in Orpington Kent in July 1942.

Philip’s wife, Betty, remarried and had two children. She died in 2019 aged 98.

Military Service

Rank & Number: Pilot Officer, 152221
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Date of death: 31st August 1943
Cause of death/Battle: Crashed in a forest after engine failure
Commemorated/Buried: Buried in Arvida Protestant Cemetery, Quebec, Canada. Block B. Lot 18c.
Commemorated locally at:

Philip crashed in a forest in Canada after engine failure. There is a plaque in his memory at the National Arboretum.


  • Unlocking Warwick Research Group
  • Thanks to Greville Warwick for information about the Jordan family

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