An Old Coathamian – Not Forgotten

Alfred Edwin ACKCRAL

No. 1595296 Sergeant (Flight Engineer),
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Died 15 November 1944, aged 21 years.

Buried in Redcar Cemetery, Plot M, Row 8, Grave 32.

The unit to which he belonged, and the circumstances of his death, are at present unknown.

Alfred Edwin Ackcral was the son of Albert Edwin Ackcral and Lydia Ackcral of Redcar. He won a North Riding County Council Scholarship to attend Coatham School as a day boy in September 1935. He was then aged eleven and joined Cochrane’s House, in Form IIA, the same form initially as Ashton, Eaton and Savage (q.v.). He did well at cross-country running and played rugby for his house in 1938. He also joined the school’s Officer Training Corps. Having passed his School Certificate examinations, he left school in July 1939. He was first listed on the School’s Roll of Honour in December 1944.