George Ernest Musgrave RAFVR

Bible dedication to George Edward MusgraveWe would like to contact the family of George Ernest Musgrave RAFVR, following on from research carried out by a member of Darlington Historical Society.

George was the son of Ernest Wilfred and Mary Ellen Musgrave of 49 Carnaby Road Darlington.  George joined the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve and was sent to RAF Cardington in Bedfordshire for training sometime between September 1939 and August 1940.  He was then sent to RAF Seletar on the north east of the island of Singapore where his unit was responsible for the servicing of the planes of 36, 100 and 205 squadrons.

At the fall of Singapore in 15th February 1942, George Musgrave was captured on 8th March 1942 and became one of the 85,000 personnel who became prisoners of war (POWs) of the Japanese.  George died as a POW on 9th October 1944.  Friends and neighbours of the family contributed to a liturgical Bible for St Herbert’s church Darlington in his memory, the dedication plate of which is shown above.

If you are a decendent of George’s family please get in touch with the Society through our contact page.


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