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Flight Lieutenant John Sidney ANDREWS (83686) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Death of Death 1945-03-01 Age : 46 years.
Served in 6 MU
Burial/Commemoration Details : Left Hand Column. at Oxford Crematorium, United Kingdom
More Details: SON OF HOLLAND AND MARY ANDREWS; HUSBAND OF IRENE MARGARET ANDREWS, OF MOULSFORD, BERKSHIRE.
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London Gazette Mentions
|Number||Name /Text||London Gazette Details|
|83686||John Sidney ANDREWS||London Gazette issue : 34937 , Dated 1940-09-03 , Download #34937|
|83686||John Sidney ANDREWS||London Gazette issue : 35273 , Dated 1941-09-12 , Download #35273|
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