Malvern College Second World War Casualty

Capt. Graves Patrick Maxwell Eves

House and time at Malvern: 3, 1924 - 1928.

Regiment: att. R.A.F..
Died: 09 February 1943 aged in Canada. Killed accidentally in Newfoundland.
Battle: Bomber Command. Cemetery: Gander War Cemetery

Son of G. W. Eves (.90). c/o H. S. King & Co., 9 Pall Mall.
School Prefect. Second Eleven Cricket and Football.
Husband of B. W. Eves, of Montreal, Province of Quebec.
British Overseas Airways Corporation, attached R.A.F. Ferry Command

The following personal tribute is taken from The Times : A correspondent writes: Captain Pat Eves, B.O.A.C., attached R.A.F. Ferry Command, who lost his life in an air crash in Newfoundland on February 9, was an Irishman and one of our leading civil pilots. Born in 1910, he was educated at Malvern and started life in the Merchant Navy. Learning to fly at Redhill, he entered Imperial Airways in 1936, flying for them regularly in the Near East and between Karachi and Singapore. In the winter of 1940 he set up a new Atlantic speed record, flying a new type of American bomber, at a time of year in which the Atlantic had never before been flown successfully. He subsequently was the first pilot to fly non-stop from Montreal. His gay and fearless personality and rich sense of humour endeared him to all who knew him. He leaves a widow.

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