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Aircraftman 2nd Class Harry THWAYTES (1069816) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Death of Death 1941-02-04 .
Served in 251 AMES
Burial/Commemoration Details : 2. C. 15. at Khartoum War Cemetery, Sudan
More Details: SON OF WILLIAM J. AND ELEANOR A. THWAYTES, OF WARCOP, WESTMORLAND.
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|Village Memorial||On my old village memorial there is 1 civilian and 4 RAF,I have accounted for the civilian and 2 of the RAF gentlemen,but 2 are eluding me, 1069816, AC2 Thwaytes H, RAFVR, 251Sqd? Age 20, died 4/2/1941, Kartoum War Cemetery 2.C.15, 527168, LAC James T A, RAF, ??Sqd Age 29, died 12/9/1942, Alamein Memorial,Col 264, any pointers wil be grafully recieved, Regards BrianT ....Read More.||BrianT on 17th February 2009 07:27:59|
|Village Memorial||Flight Magazine dated March 6th, 1941 in the Air Ministry Casualty Listings lists A/C.2 H Thwaytes 1069816 - Died on Active Service This would suggest that he died as a result of illness or an accident while off duty. 251 Squadron did not exist at the time so that might be an typo of some sort on the CWGC. Some one with access to RAF GRO index might find different info. ....Read More.||dennis_burke on 17th February 2009 08:08:43|
|Village Memorial||Just to note, I informed the CWGC and they updated Twaytes entry on the databsae to reflect 251 AMES. Name: THWAYTES, HARRY Initials: H Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Unit Text: 251 A.M.E.S. Age: 20 Date of Death: 04/02/1941 Service No: 1069816 Additional information: Son of William J. and Eleanor A. Thwaytes, of Warcop, Westmorland. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 2. C. 15. Cemetery: KHARTOUM WAR CEMETERY They have done this a number of times for me this year, os no harm to let them know when you think something is amiss. ....Read More.||dennis_burke on 25th March 2009 11:10:01|