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Leading Aircraftman Gilbert Howard DAVIES (627299) of the Royal Air Force


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Death of Death 1941-01-05 Age : 20 years.

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Burial/Commemoration Details : Sec. E.F. Grave 9407. at Cardiff (Cathays) Cemetery, United Kingdom

More Details: SON OF JAMES HOWELL DAVIES AND MARY HANNAH DAVIES, OF GRANGETOWN, CARDIFF.

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Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/7696Sergeant A W D Frost, Sergeant K G H Davies, Pilot Officer J D W McCallum, Flight Sergeant C G White: killed; Sergeant G H Mayor, Sergeant A J Higginson (RNZAF), Flying Officer S D Marshall (RAAF): missing believed killed; aircraft crashed at sea off the coast of Holland, on return from operational flight over enemy territory, Stirling N6030, 15 Squadron, 18 July 1941.C16756993

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1941 Unaccounted Airmen Database ReconciliationHello Albert Ronald BRANT (1307848) - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at Botley Park Hospital, Chertsey, Surrey. His address is given as Sealand Camp, near Chester. Norman HYDE (642519) - the Wiltshire Times and Trowbridge Advertiser of January 11th 1941 reported that he was fatally injured in the black out by a lorry on the main London Road at Calne whilst waiting for a bus with around 40 other men on the evening of December 27th 1940. He was taken to hospital at 7.00 pm suffering from head injuries, and died on Saturday January 4th 1941. Gilbert Howard DAVIES (627299) - the Nottingham Evening Post of Janaury 7th 1941 reported a similar incident to the one above. Gilbert Howard Davies was knocked down by a car in the black out whilst walking with another airman along Fosse Road, near Saxondale, at around 11.00 pm . The other airman, William George Evans, was injured and taken to hospital. The Coroner returned a verdict of "accidental death" and remarked that it was the second fatal accident at the same spot. Regards Simon ....Read More.wwrsimon on 23rd March 2019 11:55:36
RAF Newton ORB - January 1941Good afternoon everyone, Does anyone have the AIR28 ORB for RAF Newton for January 1941? I'm particularly interested to know if it includes any details of 627299 LAC Gilbert Howard DAVIES, who was killed after being knocked down by a car on the 5th of January 1941. He is buried close to me in Cathays Cemetery, Cardiff. Thanks in advance, L/O Greg ....Read More.greg on 11th September 2019 08:28:49

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