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Thread: 2 RAAF losses, Australia, 28 and 29/05/1940: illness

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    Bart FM Droog Guest

    Default 2 RAAF losses, Australia, 28 and 29/05/1940: illness

    Hello all,

    This can be a coincidence:

    Aircraftman 1st Class Francis A. Kealy, RAAF 5344, [1 Recruit Depot Laverton], age 20, 28/05/1940, Cheltenham New General Cemetery, Australia
    Place of Death: Caulfield. Cause of Death: Illness

    Flight Sergeant Richard C. Davenport, RAAF 606, [21 Sqn], age 37, 29/05/1940, Fawkner Memorial Park Cemetery, Australia
    Place of Death: Caulfield. Cause of Death: Illness

    Or was there some sort of epidemic in Caulfield?

    Regards,

    Bart

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    Bart,

    Neither man's service record has been digitized yet, so no score there. If the 'Caulfield' you refer to is the Caulfield Repatriation Hospital, Melbourne I don't think it unusual that people would be dying there :)

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    Bart FM Droog Guest

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    Hello Ken,

    Thanks - if the 'Caulfield' I stumbled upon is indeed the 'Caulfield Repatriation Hospital, Melbourne' the dying there would be quite 'normal'. It could also explain the death of this man:

    Aircraftman 1st Class Roy R. Hopkin, RAAF 15371, [1 Engineering School Ascot Vale], age 28, 26/06/1940, Botany General Cemetery, Australia
    Place of Death: Melbourne. Cause of Death: Illness

    regards,

    Bart

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