The War Grave

The church yard of St. Peter's, Southease is the final resting place of a world war two Hurricane pilot.

The grave is that of sergeant (pilot) Arthur James Vaughan RAFVR, service no. 916680 of 242 squadron RAF.

His mark 1 Hurricane, z2666 ran out of fuel and crashed in a forced landing between Chartham and Chicham at 13.20 hours on the 26th April 1941. Sgt Vaughan was taken to Chartham Military Hospital where he sadly succumbed to his injuries at 17.45 the same evening. He was 41 when he died.