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    At 23:17 hours, April 10,1945, a Lancaster from Leeming landed, and overshot the end of the runway, running across Gatenby Lane. A civilian, apparently walking on this road was struck by this Lancaster. He was removed by ambulance and later died in hospital. Any ideas who this person may of been, last name, possibly Thompson.
    Thanks in advance, Richard

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    Hi Richard,

    unfortunately I was not able to find a civilian Thompson on the date you mentioned or later.
    I suggest you to try Advanced Search form on cwgc.org and with data you have try to find the possibly casualty according to the date and possibly local cemetery - if recorded.

    Pavel
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    Try looking at deaths on FreeBmd for that Qtr of 1945 based on possible death registration districts

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    I've checked Geoffs search engine for civilian deaths up to 19/4- nothing in that area

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    Hi All,
    1 Let it be assumed yr man was actually named THOMPSON.
    2 Let it be assumed that the ambulance took him to Northallerton or Thirsk Hospitals where he died in one of them. Nothing in the Northallerton Reg Dist. But, in the Thirsk Reg Dist there is:-

    Civil registration event: Death
    Name: THOMPSON, Thomas
    Registration district: [?] Thirsk
    County: Yorkshire
    Year of registration: 1945
    Quarter of registration: Apr-May-Jun
    Age at death:72
    Volume no: 9D Page no: 350

    HTH
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    'injuring James Thomson, a batman walking home from his job in the Officer's Mess' - 'Straight & True - A History of RAF Leeming' - Peter Coupland

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    Thanks all for yor help. What a terrible thing to happen. You wouldn't think one could lose their life walking home from his job.
    Richard

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    I would go for James Thompson, Age 51, Wensleydale, June Qt 1945. That district did cover Leeming, in the parish of Exelby Leeming & Newton. Looks like he never got to hospital, possibly the station sick quarters, but no further.
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    The Lancaster involved was ME540, AL-P, of 429 Sqn. The pilot was W/O A H SELLER, R/101851, RCAF. Time of incident, 2317, on the 10th.
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