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    Henk

    The death of Francis Beech Harris is registered at Elgin Register Office. Cause of death is given as 'fractured skull, cerebral haemorrhage (accident)'.
    Place of death 'Dr Gray's Hospital, Elgin'.


    It looks as though he was based at Lossiemouth as he lived in the village and the report came from the assistant adj. of that station.

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    Thanks Dave. Will amend my files.
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    Stone confirmed killed in Air Raid - "United in Effort" Story of 53 Sq. Jack Manson Air Britain

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    Do we have any more on Riggs? I'm quite lost in looking for him. He's got to be 30 years old or so in 1940, which has me looking in all directions, pre-war. Any leads on the possibility he was in Canada, early 30's? hockey, Irish-Scots before UK?
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    But you said he died in 1931 on this thread? http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...ed-29-Aug-1942
    perhaps you might explain in detail what it is and who you are looking for?

    The George E Riggs about can be seen on CWGC website same as all the other Riggs from Commonwealth nations?
    http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/ca...EORGE%20EDWARD
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    I was looking at that name, also. My problem is all I have to go on is a visit overseas during pregnancy, my Dad born Feb., 1932; report of "Bud" having been 'shot down' - which could have been family contrivance, I suppose if they found him married, or something. Was it Egypt there would have been enemy fire at that time? The only thing I know for sure was he was involved with this Scots-Canadian , hockey playing family around '31 - in Winnipeg, Manitoba! The other part of the story is that he was Irish. Thanks for your interest,
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    F/O Peter D.L. YORKE - 31255 - is regd as died in Bromley in Q3 1940 under Peter D Leigh (his full name being Peter Desmond Leigh Yorke)
    His address on Probate is shown as Biggin Hill Aerodrome.
    A newspaper obituary shows 'as a result of enemy action'

    Martyn

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    Also on this day - AC1 Thomas Joseph Baron - 638908.

    Listed as DOAS in Flight.

    AIRCRAFTMAN’S FATE Killed by Bullet Which Penetrated Ceiling A verdict of death from haemorrhage as
    a result of laceration of a main artery by a bullet accidentally discharged from a rifle, in Strabane on Saturday, on Aircraftman Thomas Barron. Gunner Edward Leslie Parsons, Royal Artillery, said that when he came ofl duty at 4 a.m. on Friday he removed the magazine of his rifle and, thinking it was unloaded, pressed the trigger. The rifle was pointing at the ceiling ...
    ... Lance Bombadier Leonard George Barron said that he heard Parsons doing something to his rifle, and im mediately afterwards he heard a shot. Upstairs he heard kicking and moaning. He rushed upstairs and saw Aircraftman Barron wriggling on the floor.

    Monday 02 September 1940, Belfast News-Letter, Antrim, Northern Ireland

    Martyn

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