|Full name||Gerald Henry Seeley|
|Born||9 May 1903|
Port Blair, Andaman Islands
|Died||23 July 1941 (aged 38)|
English Channel, off Ostend, German-occupied Belgium
|Domestic team information|
Source: CricketArchive, 24 June 2008
Gerald Henry Seeley (9 May 1903 – 23 July 1941) was an English cricketer who played a single first-class game, for Worcestershire against Nottinghamshire at Worcester in 1921. Batting at number seven in his only innings, he scored 7 before falling lbw to John Gunn. Although this was his only appearance at such a high level, he did play several times for Marlborough College and in 1921, a fortnight before his Worcestershire appearance, he hit 122 and took 5-59 against Rugby School.
Military service and death
In the Second World War he became an air gunner in the Royal Air Force, and became a pilot officer. On 23 July 1941, Seeley took off from RAF Manston as the rear air gunner of a Bristol Blenheim bomber. Whilst conducting anti-shipping operations over the English Channel, the Blenheim was shot down off Ostend by a Kriegsmarine flak ship, killing 2 of the 3 on board, Seeley and pilot Phillip Bernard Ashby. Pilot Officer Martin Lowes became a prisoner of war. He is buried in the Oostende New Communal Cemetery.
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