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Aircraftman 2nd Class Thomas THOMSON (621153) of the Royal Air Force


Circumstances of Death: 621153 AC2 Thomson and 615404 AC2 Hoey involved in motor cycle accident in Newmarket. Ac2 Thomson died of injuries received AC2 Hoey, seriously injured detained Newmarket Rous Memorial Hospital
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Death of Death 1939-09-04 Age : 19 years.

Served in 149 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : Sec. A3. Grave 69. at Winchburgh Cemetery, United Kingdom (Map)

More Details: SON OF DAVID SUMMERS THOMSON AND JANET BROWNLEE THOMSON, OF NIDDRY.

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