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    Default 430928 - Unaccounted Airmen and Airwoman - 28-9-1943

    Hello,
    So far could find nil on the following:

    Middle East
    Wg/Cdr. John Edward Wilberforce ARTHUR - RAFVR - 87084 - Medjez-el-Bab, Tunisia.
    Flt/Lt. Aubrey MAURER - RAFVR - 117590 - Moascar, Egypt.
    LAC. Frank Edward ANSTEY - RAFVR - 1183196 - Heliopolis, Egypt.
    LAC. Robert HOLDEN -RAFVR - 1231284 - Rhodes, Greece.
    LAC. John Rowland PAGET - RAFVR - 1126558 - Catania, Sicily.

    UK
    AC1c. Francis BEDFORD - RAFVR - 1090504 - Morley, Yorkshire.
    Cpl. Eric William Vincent BUCKTON - RAFVR - 998245 - Wanstead (St. Mary), Essex.
    LAC. Edward Albert SILK - RAFVR - 128300 - Tottenham, Middlesex.
    Cpl. Lawrence Douglas WESTON -RAFVR - 1219107 - South Ealing, Middlesex.
    WAAF
    LACW Eileen DAWSON - 2049717 - Darlington North, Durham.

    Many thanks
    Alex
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    F/L Aubrey Maurer is linked to No 31 Wireless Unit, possibly 221 Sqn in this thread
    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?11082-Flight-Lieutenant-Aubrey-Maurer-11759

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    Units: -

    Wg/Cdr. John Edward Wilberforce ARTHUR - HQ NWAAF
    LAC. Frank Edward ANSTEY - HQ Air Defence Eastern Mediterranean
    LAC. Robert HOLDEN - 626 AMES
    LAC. John Rowland PAGET - 90 WU

    Registration districts: -

    AC1c. Francis BEDFORD - Wharfedale
    Cpl. Eric William Vincent BUCKTON - Yarmouth
    LAC. Edward Albert SILK - Edmonton in the 4th Qtr
    Cpl. Lawrence Douglas WESTON - Stoke

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    LACW Eileen Dawson death on 28 Sep 1942, not 1943 according to Paul MacMillan, cf.
    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?9856-CWGC-Corrections-C-O-Air-Britain-Information-Exchange

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    All the men listed for this date on Henk's speadsheet Died on Active Service, including those overseas.

    Only two I could not find in Flight magazine were

    Cpl W G Parry 105 Sqn, death registered in Ystradgynlais district, Brecons aged 26

    Cpl L D Weston

    Neither would be aircrew rank.

    He had a query over the death of RCAF LAC BORDELEAU, Pierre P. R274558. Ancestry.com CWGC records show he died from drawnign near RCAF Trenton.

    Henk also had listed unaccounted as such LAC Williams, John G 1356897, 2879 Sqn RAF Reg. Died on Active service in Hawarden, Flintshire.
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    I believe LACW Dawson's death was registered at Biggleswade, and as pointed out by Mikkel she died 28th September 1942.

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    E Dawson death is corrected on the CWGC but Geoff's search engine database is not updated so while she does appear on his search results for 1943, following the link to the CWGC shows she is actually 1942.
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    Thank you Gentlemen for the details and correction on WAAF Dawson which I missed.
    Alex

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    Hello

    AC1c. Francis BEDFORD - RAFVR - 1090504 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at The Sanatorium, Middleton, Ilkley.

    Cpl. Eric William Vincent BUCKTON - RAFVR - 998245 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at Gorleston Hospital, Great Yarmouth.

    RCAF LAC BORDELEAU, Pierre P. R274558 - his R.C.A.F. records include a report of the Board of Inquiry. He drowned after a canoe capsized in rough water in the Bay of Quinte, Ontario, after an unauthorised trip. A companion was picked up, suffering from exposure, but Bordeleau was missing. He had been a convalescent at R.C.A.F. Hospital, Trenton after being treated for a hernia.

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