Date of birth: 26th August 1919
Parents: Walter and Lizzie Pease (nee Williams) deceased
Address: 73 Emscote Road, Warwick
Occupation: Apprentice at Lockheed Brake Company in Leamington, before moving to Rootes, a local company
Ernest Montague (Monty) Pease was born in Warwick in 1919. He was the only son of Walter Henry (1882-1950) and Elizabeth Pease nee Williams (1882-1942). He had three sisters, Lillian (b 1916), Olive Elsie Francis (b1920) and Dorothy (b1923).
At Warwick School, Monty was Secretary to the Rugby Club and also played cricket for the school.
Monty’s father, Walter, was a Coal Merchant and had married Elizabeth (known as Lizzie) in 1915. His uncle (Walter’s brother, Carol Montague Hill Pease), died in the Great War in 1917 and is commemerated on the World War 1 section of Warwick Memorial.
In 1939, the family lived at 73 Emscote Road. Monty’s mother died before him, in 1942. His father died in 1950 – both are buried in Warwick Cemetery.
Rank & Number: Sergeant (Air Bomber), 1436156
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Brigade/Division: 106 (Newcastle's Own) Squadron
Date of death: 2nd January 1944
Cause of death/Battle: Killed in action
Commemorated/Buried: Buried in Hanover War Cemetery, Germany. 16. F. 10.
Commemorated locally at: All Saints Church, Warwick School
Monty took off from Metherington in a Lancaster Mark III enroute to Berlin. His aircraft crashed in Hoya and only one crew member survived. Those killed with Monty and also buried with him in Hanover Cemetery were: Eric Edge (Wireless Operator), Frederick Horace Garnett (Pilot), David McLean (Flight Engineer), Theophilius John Thomas (Navigator) and John Alfred Withington (Air Gunner)
- Unlocking Warwick Research Group
- Portrait photo courtesy of Find A Grave website
- Military Service Details courtesy of Royal Airforce Commands website: www.rafcommands.com
- Warwick Advertiser excerpts courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office