Flt. Lt. Leonard Aubrey Crozier. Pilot. No.141472. (Photograph added).

St. Mary Churchyard.

Grave of LEONARD AUBREY CROZIER.  No. 141472.
Died.  14 October 1944.
Location.  St. Mary Churchyard.  South Benfleet.  Essex.



The following information was provided by Mr. Brian Still and Mr. Vic Duggan.  The BCA wish it to be known that their assistance is greatly appreciated.

Leonard Aubrey Crozier’s birth is registered in the 1st quarter of 1918 in Hackney Registration District, London.  He was the son of Leonard John Alfred Crozier (1894-1949) and Wilhelmina Blanche Crozier, nee Gerber (1894-1995).

In 1940 at the age of 22, Leonard married Margaret Benita Noakes, age 20.  Their marriage produced three children.

Judith Ann Margaret Crozier.  1941-

John A. Crozier.  1942-

Peter Leonard Crozier.  1945-

Leonard’s wife died at the age of 83 in 2003.  Her death is recorded at the Welshpool and Llanfylin Registration District, Powys, Wales.


Grave of Flt. Lieutenant Leonard Aubrey Crozier.
Ronnie Pigram.
Grave of Ronald Frederick McAllen.
Copyright. The War Graves Photographic Project.
Grave of Ronald Frederick McAllen.
Copyright. The War Graves Photographic Project.
Memorial Plaque in Memory of Flt. Lt. Leonard Aubrey Crozier and Leading Aircraftman Ronald McAllen.
Copyright. Dave Phillips.
Flt. Lt. Leonard Aubrey Crozier
Royal Air Force

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  • I would very much like to be put in touch with Jane Gerber. I am part of the Harling/Crozier line. Thank you.

    By Margaret Jones (18/09/2016)
  • Leonard John Crozier’s second family:  Daphne (1929 – 2015) and Yvonne (1930 – 2010).  Daphne (Wardle) had 3 children – Linda, Jennie and Mellie (Melanie).  Yvonne (Jones) had 4 children:  Margaret, David, Stephen and Yvette.  The Jones’ lived in South Benfleet – we went to South Benfleet Infants and Junior School, then to King John in Shipwrights Drive, Thundersley.  I was born in Oakfield Road, South Benfleet.  As a student I worked in the Hoy & Helmet pub – my mother said it was my grandfather’s (Leonard John’s) local.  I was at University of Sussex in Brighton.  My mother later told me that my grandfather died at the old General Hospital (the former workhouse) in Brighton in 1949. 

    By Stephen Jones (23/03/2015)
  • I have been trying to contact Natalie Crozier for 5 years, since Ian Shepperd told me about her.  I am the grandson of Leonard John Crozier via the ‘second family’ he had with Dorothy Harling.  Leonard Aubrey Crozier would be my half-uncle. 

    By Stephen Jones (19/03/2015)
  • Hello Natalie, we are distant relatives and I would love to get in touch to tell you what we know about your grandfather.

    Do let me know if you are interested.

    By Jane Gerber (17/11/2014)
  • I know its been almost 2 years but I never got in contact with Margaret and would still like to. Is it possible to pass my email address on to her? or vice versa? 

    (Natalie, as requested, your email address has been sent to Margaret – Editor)

    By Natalie Crozier (14/09/2014)
  • I was most interested to find this site as it has answered many questions, Neville McAllen was not Air Crew and we wondered why he was flying. Test Flight it seems. Ronald had a brother, Neville and a sister Nancy Elizabeth. Nancy married George Lewis and they had one daughter Joan, my wife who lives with me on the Isle of Wight. She is the last living relation who can remember Ron and speaks very fondly of him. What a shame we have only just found you and are too late for the presentation of the plaque. However, no doubt we will ty to visit it and see it for ourselves sometime, but meanwhile is there a photo of it which could be forwarded to her? Best wishes and a belated Happy New Year to you all. 

    By Mike Crowe (22/01/2013)
  • “Neville McAllen was not Air Crew” Sorry, Ronald McAllen was not Air Crew.

    By Mike Crowe (22/01/2013)
  • Margaret, your request of 2.10.2012 has been actioned.

    By Ronnie Pigram (03/10/2012)
  • I would be interested to be in touch with Natalie as she has requested. How might we achieve this? Thank you.

    By Margaret nee Jones (02/10/2012)
  • My grandfather was Ivor Derick Crozier, brother of Leonard Aubrey Crozier aka Snowy. I was wondering if anyone could help me out, as we were unaware that Aubrey and Ivor had any half sisters? Did their father Leonard John remarry after his marriage to my great grandmother Wilhemina Blanche? Look forward to hearing or seeing a reply

    By Natalie Crozier (18/08/2012)
  • My mother was Aubrey’s half sister. She lived in South Benfleet until she died in July 2010. Her older sister survives her.

    By Margaret Jones (03/08/2012)
  • Leonard Aubrey Crozier was my father. My mother remarried (Robert Charles Idle – another Benfleet boy) and lived in Benfleet until about 1990. 

    My father was a test pilot and died in an air crash on 14 October 1944 at Capel Iwan, Newcastle Emlyn, Wales. The local council have paid for a memorial plaque in the village square in honour of his death and that of the other crew member, LAC Ronald McAllen. The official unveiling of the plaque is on 14 July 2012 at 14.00 and quite a few relatives of both my father and Ronald McAllen will be attending.

    By John Crozier (24/05/2012)

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