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    Hello All,
    This is well outside my comfort zone!
    Does anyone know if the pax manifests for ships in the WW2 Atlantic convoys have been saved. And if they have, where are they, and can they be accessed?
    Specifically, I am after the pax manifest for SS Hektoria in Convoy OB349 (Liverpool 21 Jul 1941 > Halifax, NS, 3 Aug 1941). This was the Commodore’s ship.
    I have reason to believe that one of the pax was a very young civilian Met Asst (Downie Gillies Armour*) on his way to Canada. I doubt if he would have been on his own? He was probably born in Scotland around 1919-1922 – does anybody have his birth/death dates?
    * I can't find him in AIR 78, and there is no evidence at his later Commissioning that he was ever Enlisted!
    Any 'steers' gratefully received!
    Peter Davies
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    Record Transcription:
    Passenger Lists Leaving Uk 1890-1960


    Province Nova Scotia
    First name(s) D G
    Last name Armour
    Title MR
    Gender Unknown
    Departure year 1941
    Departure day 20
    Departure month 7
    Departure port Liverpool
    Destination port Halifax
    Destination HALIFAX
    Country Canada
    Destination country Canada
    Ship name Hektoria
    Ship official number 110573
    Ship master's first name F A
    Ship master's last name GJERTSEN
    Shipping line CUNARD WHITE STAR LIMITED
    City LIVERPOOL
    Ship destination port HALIFAX
    Ship destination country CANADA
    Ship registered tonnage 9564
    Number of passengers 111
    Record set Passenger Lists Leaving Uk 1890-1960
    Category Immigration & Travel
    Subcategory Passenger Lists
    Collections from Great Britain, England, Canada, Americas

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    Peter

    Send me an email and I will email you the complete pax list

    Paul

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    Paul,
    Done.
    Peter
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    Scotlands People

    Deaths

    ARMOUR
    DOWNIE GILLIES
    59
    GILLIES
    1979
    734/ 696
    St Andrew (Edinburgh)

    Marriages

    ARMOUR
    DOWNIE GILLIES
    MACMICHAEL
    KIRSTEEN M
    1955
    507/ 45
    Campbeltown


    Cannot find a Birth but he is playing cricket for BOROUGHMUIR School in 1939

    Based on age at death born 1920 - So aged 21 in 1941

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    Peter

    Born 1920, Argyll and Bute. Died December 26th 1979, also Argyll and Bute:

    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/...gillies-armour

    He's on another two passenger manifests:

    Athenia (Donaldson Line), arrived Glasgow on May 24th 1926, from Montreal, aged 5. Country of last permanent residence listed as Canada.

    Pasteur (Cunard Line), arrived Liverpool on January 31st 1944 from Halifax, aged 23. Occupation listed as Meteorologist, Meteorlogical Dept, Air Ministry, Adastral House, London. Country of last permanent residence listed as England.

    He's travelling with two other Meteorologists with the Air Ministry:

    Arthur H. Armstrong, aged 22
    Jack Davidson, aged 22

    He's also mentioned in the London Gazette, October 1st 1944, with an emergency commission in the Met Branch as a Pilot Officer, service number 182999.

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    Simon
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    Hello All,
    Very many thanks for all the inputs (both on, and off, Forum).
    There will now be a slight intermission while the Met Team go into a huddle because y’all might just have opened “Cans, Worms, Met researchers for the use of, EA 1”!!!!!
    When we’ve worked out which way is up, I will report back!
    Tks
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    Simon,

    Jack Davidson was killed on 14 September 1944 when Liberator BZ961 of 206 Squadron crashed in fog and low cloud whilst attempting to land at Leuchars. The aircraft, along with EV997 of the same squadron had diverted to Tain, earlier that day, and Davidson, who was based at the airfield, hitched a lift to travel home (or at least part of the way home).

    Peter and myself started researching Davidson 13 years ago, but could find very little about him, other than a glowing obituary in the Peebleshire News - which was ambiguous as to what he actually did (forecaster or observer). His private headstone simply records MET OFFICER RAF, which is as ambiguous as his obituary.

    Is there any chance you would be able to find when he travelled to Canada.

    Brian

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    Brian

    Can't see him on any outbound ships on ancestry.co.uk.

    I did find this from the WW2 Civilian Deaths Register, in case you hadn't seen it:

    DAVIDSON, Jack, aged 22; Civilian Meteorological Officer attached to R.A.F. Son of Mr. and Mrs. P. Davidson, of Romanno Bridge, West Linton, Peeblesshire. 14 September 1944 at Balmullo Quarry.

    Regards

    Simon

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