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    Default F/O Sydney Frederick Hetherington VR1107910/186360

    Hello again,
    This one has stumped me, F/O Sydney Frederick Hetherington flew with 132, 111, maybe 249, & 116 sqns.
    He died at Nalsamand Lake near Jodhur, India on 30-8-45 in a 'Diving Accident'.
    He was with 46 Staging Post, 108 Wing, India. he is buried at Delhi War Cemetery.
    There are no details on the CWGC site of NOK or age. Could any of our geneologists please help with where he came from, He possibly enlisted at Padgate..
    Thank you.

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    Default Possible birth

    Roy

    I could only find one Sydney F Hetherington:

    Name: Sydney F Hetherington
    Mother's Maiden Surname: BoakDate of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1920
    Registration district: Carlisle
    Inferred County: Cumberland
    Volume Number: 10b
    Page Number: 1144
    There are other Sydney's if you want those let me know.

    Mark

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    Default F/O SF Hetherington

    Hello Mark,
    Thanks for your help, yes even with this unusual name there are a lot of choices.
    This DOB could well tie in with the area SF Hetherington, as he enlisted at Padgate.
    Many thanks,
    Roy

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    This is the marriage details for Hetherington/Boak:

    Name: HETHERINGTON, Joseph S
    Registration District: Carlisle
    County: Cumberland
    Year of Registration: 1919
    Quarter of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar
    Spouse's last name: Boak
    Volume No: 10B
    Page No: 927


    Name: BOAK, Agnes
    Registration District: Carlisle
    County: Cumberland
    Year of Registration: 1919
    Quarter of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar
    Spouse's last name: Hetherington
    Volume No: 10B
    Page No: 927


    There are two other Sydney Hetherington births for Cumberland:


    Name: Sydney Hetherington
    Mother's Maiden Surname: Reaveley
    Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1921
    Registration district: Tynemouth
    Inferred County: Cumberland
    Volume Number: 10b
    Page Number: 626


    Name: Sydney Hetherington
    Mother's Maiden Surname: Body
    Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1921
    Registration district: Carlisle
    Inferred County: Cumberland
    Volume Number: 10b
    Page Number: 1166


    Mark

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    Default SF Hetherington

    Hello Mark,
    Thats fantastic information which even the CWGC does not have, many thanks for your diligent work.
    I would never have found these facts.
    Sgt SF Hetherington flew first with 132 sqn then 111 sqn until 9-7-42, when he was posted to 116 sqn which specialised in radar calibration and A/A Co-op work and at that time was at Heston, they had some Hurricanes as well as Tiger Moths.
    At some time he ended up in India where he was ferrying a/c as part of 108 Wing at Kararchi.
    It was here that he died when he drowned in a diving accident at Nalsamand Lake, his body was taked to Windham Mortuary and was buried at Delhi War Cemetery.
    If anyone can add any details I would be grateful.
    Thank you Mark,
    Roy

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