In St Laurence Church graveyard Eastwood is the grave of a pilot, Sgt Roy Henry Mark Crook ( Service No.905218 ) son of Henry and Mabel Lucy Crook, husband of Dorothy Evelyn Crook of Leigh-on-Sea.
RHM Crook died aged 25 years of age on 17th March 1941 when the Airspeed Oxford Mk1 (N4572) he was flying in crashed north of Wolverton Station near Haversham in Buckinghamshire. He was on a night flight with his pupil Gregory William Lygo ( Service No.927860 ) who also perished in this crash aged 19. Lygo lies buried at St Helen Graveyard, Gumley, Leicestershire.
The Oxford belonged to 14 Flight Training School based at RAF Cranfield.