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    Default Sgt R.V. Kennedy (R1361) Canadian

    Can anyone confirm where Sgt R.V. Kennedy (R1361) death is registered? Accident card suggests the crash occurred in Northumberland. Would like confirmation via death register.

    He was killed in Hurricane P8813 on 27th February 1943 in the Bewcastle Fells.

    Many thanks,

    Jim
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    Hi Jim,

    that would be "Border, Cumberland", aged 22. That district appears to include Bewcastle:

    http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/border.html

    Cheers,

    Tom

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    Thanks for that.

    That confirms the location as Cumberland and not Northumberland as per the Form 1180. The county boundary crosses the top of the Bewcastle Fells, if the death had been in Northumberland it would have narrowed my search area somewhat!

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    GRO records death: Robert V Kennedy registered Border, Cumberland, first Q 1943 ,10B 657.
    CWWG site gives death, Robert Van Kennedy as Feb 26, I suppose you know that?
    Robert.
    Last edited by northeagle; 29th March 2011 at 00:11.

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    Kennedy's service number was R136199.
    The Library and Archives of Canada database listes his date of death as 26th February 1943.

    Source; http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/war-dead/001056-110.01-e.php?PHPSESSID=tha5d26vtrrkup8p7f8thij035&q1=Kenn edy&q2=&q3=R136199&interval=20

    (If that link is too long, go to http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/war-dead/001056-100.01-e.php
    and enter his service number).

    Ian Macdonald

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