E.T.G. "Tim" Frith
Eric Thomas Frith, of Cowley, knon as Tim, was born in 1914 and educated at Bedford House and Southfields, Oxford. He worked for Morris Motors Ltd. He joined the RAFVR about October 1938 as an Airman u/t Pilot.
Frith was called up on 1st September 1939, completed his training at 5 FTS and joined 611 Squadron at Tern Hill on 29th July 1940. Frith moved to 92 Squadron at Biggin Hill on 21st September.
He was shot down on 9th October and baled out, badly burned, following combat with Bf 109's near Ashford, Kent at 12:50hrs. His Spitfire Mk 1, X4597, is believed to be that which crashed at The Ridgeway, Smeeth, Ashford. Frith was admitted to Willesborough Hospital, where he died from his injuries on 17th October 1940.
He was 26 and is buried in Oxford Cemetery, Botley, Berkshire.