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    Default George M. Fidler

    George M. Fidler of Great Ayton, Yorks. Killed while on 607 Squadron May 19, 1940. CWGC has his middle name as 'Marley' other sources give it as 'Morley'. Anyone know which one is right?

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    Default Morley

    hello,

    The London Gazette gives the spelling as Morley :

    http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk/ViewPDF.aspx?pdf=34544&geotype=London&gpn=5418&typ e=ArchivedIssuePage&all=morley%20fidler&exact=&atl east=&similar=

    http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk/ViewPDF.aspx?pdf=34509&geotype=London&gpn=3025&typ e=ArchivedIssuePage&all=morley%20fidler&exact=&atl east=&similar=

    http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk/ViewPDF.aspx?pdf=34544&geotype=London&gpn=5418&typ e=ArchivedIssuePage&all=morley%20fidler&exact=&atl east=&similar=

    I have a letter from P4.Casualties sent to his father, and the name is typed as George Morley FIDLER, a clipping about his death, with the first names given as "G. Morley", and also stating that Joan FIDLER died on 16th April 1940 (his older sister), from the Mem. Soc Radiographers.

    A biography from Great Ayton community archeology Project also points out the discrepancy, but mentions that he was often called by his middle name [Morley], possibly to avoid confusion with his father.

    May I ask your intested in S/L FIDLER ?

    Joss

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    Default Re Morley

    Hi joss,
    Many thanks for clearing that up. George Fidler was a CO on 607 (County of Durham) Squadron for a short while, I needed that for publishing purposes.

    Best Wishes.
    Robert.

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