1. Memorial:Hollybrook Memorial Southampton
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.137
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour54D GQS

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Family :

Son of William and Rebecca Waghorn, of The Star, Star Hill, Crayford, Kent.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: North Sea Airship No. XI, Pulham Airship Station 

Action : Accident 

Accidents were a minor factor in the casualty list. Our definition is deaths resulting from activities that were not directly associated with 'active service'. We have excluded Naval Accidents which are seperately identified because of their numbers and impact. Many accidents involved the aviators, operating at the the limits of technology.

Detail :

Sergeant Percy WAGHORN was killed while flying in an airship on 15 July 1919 aged 26. It was engaged on mine clearing duties and all members of crew of non-rigid airship NS 'XI' were killed when the airship foundered and burst into flames after having been struck by lightning during a thunderstorm. The airship fell into sea off Moreton, near Blakeney, 4 miles North West of Salthouse, Norfolk between Wells and Sheringham. Some of the wreckage was picked up by the Sheringham Lifeboat. The crew were; Capt W K Warneford (Commander); Capt A S Elliott (1st Officer); Flt Serjt C O'Connor; Serjt C H Lewry (2nd Coxswain); Serjt P J Waghorn; LAC T Connelly, A.C. 1 F Cameron, A.M. 2 A T Jacques and A. M. 2 T G Jarrett The Masonic Roll of Honour published in 1921 listed his rank as Mechanic Source; David Barnes

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Ataka No. 3367 E.C.Unknown

8th November 1918
6th December 1918

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