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    431009 - Unaccounted Airmen & Airwoman - 9-10-1943

    From Henk's List -

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    GILLARD, Alfred - AC1 - RAFVR - 1386682 - Lewisham (Hither Green) London.
    MARKHAM, Ernest Leslie - LAC - RAFVR - 1192166 - Harrow (Harrow Weald) Middlesex.
    WHITING, John - F/O - RAFVR - 104070 - Ippollitts (Ippolyt) Hertfordshire.

    UK
    EDWARDS, Lilian Olive - LACW - WAAF - 2059792 - Kingswinford(St. Mary) Staffordshire.

    From the CWGC and Geoff's websites -

    UK
    BRIERLEY, Charles - LAC - RAFVR - 1098018 - Rochdale, Lancashire.

    CANADA
    SHAW, Kenneth - P/O - RAFVR - 152316 - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
    WARNER, Allen Leonard - F/O - RAFVR - 151705 - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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    Hi Alex

    GILLARD, Alfred - AC1 - Registered Aylesbury (RAF Hospital Halton?)
    MARKHAM, Ernest Leslie - LAC - Registered Hendon
    WHITING, John - F/O - Registered Swindon (linked to Brierley?)
    BRIERLEY, Charles - LAC - Registered Swindon (linked to Whiting?)
    EDWARDS, Lilian Olive - LACW - not registered Eng/Wales
    SHAW, Kenneth - P/O - Hampden I, AN101 of No 32 OTU, which flew into the sea of Stuart Island during a practive torpedo drop.
    WARNER, Allen Leonard - F/O - as Shaw

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    Hello,

    Confirmation needed on this one.

    9-10-1943
    No.32 OTU
    Hampden I AN101

    Detailed to carry out a Lt. torpedo attack and the aircraft was seen to crash into the sea off the Turn Point Light, NE of Stuart Island, from the CPR Steamship "Princess Alice".

    151705 F/O Allen Leonard WARNER RAFVR + - Missing
    152316 P/O Kenneth SHAW RAFVR + - Missing
    AUS423799 Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Francis Keith MAIDEN RAAF + - Body recovered.
    AUS413700 Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Neville Oswald WEEKES RAAF + - Body recovered.

    Shaw and Warner commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial. Maiden RAAF, and Weekes RAAF, buried in Victoria (Royal Oak) Burial Park, British Columbia, Canada.

    Col.
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    GILLARD, Alfred - AC1 - - 1386682 -
    WHITING, John - F/O - - 104070 -
    EDWARDS, Lilian Olive - - WAAF - 2059792 -
    BRIERLEY, Charles - LAC - - 1098018 -

    Are all DOAS casualties
    http://skynet.ie/~dan/war/flightsa/1944-1%20DOAStranscription.pdf

    Markham
    DIED OF WOUNDS OR INJURIES RECEIVED ON ACTIVE SERVICE Cas Com 331, might be related to any of the deaths on that date in the KOAS list, or a longer time since receiving the injuries.

    The Croyden Roll of Honour on ancestry.com published post war

    Give for Warner:
    B. T. Heath 2 June '22. Res. 100, Silverleigh Road, Edu. Selhurst Gr. Sch. Member, Sch, Cadet Corps, Engineering student,
    Ser. Despatch rider, H.G.
    RAF, Unit, Patricia Bay, Vancouver Islan, BC,
    Crashed into sea during routine exercises off Vancouver Island, 9 Oct. '43


    WAAF L O Edwards seems to be registered in Leswalt district, Wigtown, Scotland
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    I can't confirm the names onboard AN101, but can add that the aircraft lost power during a practice torpedo dropping run, and struck the sea near Turn Point Light on Stuart Island, Washington State. This is about 8 miles north-east of Pat Bay aerodrome, and is the most westerly point in the US San Juan Islands. 4841'19.36"N 12314'14.83"W

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    Edwards.
    Could be West Freugh, or Castle Kennedy? You should remember that many of the WAAFs were billeted off-Station in the early days of them being posted-in to any place. This was to allow WAAF accommodation to be built to the requirements of the Queen WAAF for "her gels"!! I certainly remember such at RAF Peterborough/Westwood. We had a WAAF billeted with us for a couple of months. I think she got some Dry Rations, and I think my mother got some Billeting Fees and, maybe, extra Ration Coupons. But it was a long time ago, and I was only 4 yrs old at the time - fer rice cake!!
    HTH
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    Not many WAAFs at either KC, or WF (Willis & Hollis)
    HTH
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    Hello

    UK
    GILLARD, Alfred - AC1 - RAFVR - 1386682 - the National Probate Calendar confirms that he died at Princess Mary Hospital, Halton Camp.

    WHITING, John - F/O - RAFVR - 104070 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at the R.A.F. Hospital, Wroughton.

    BRIERLEY, Charles - LAC - RAFVR - 1098018 - the Rochdale Observer of Octiober 23rd 1943 reported the following:

    DEATH OF L.A.C. CHARLES BRIERLEY
    The funeral of L.A.C. Charles Brierley, 19, Acre Street, Whitworth, took place at the Rochdale Crematorium on Thursday. Mr. Brierley, who was 21 years of age, joined the R.A.F. about two years ago, and was recently brought back seriously ill to this country by ambulance plane from North Africa, his death taking place in an R.A.F.hospital.


    EDWARDS, Lilian Olive - LACW - WAAF - 2059792 - the Statutory Deaths Register on the Scotland's People website records that she died at 2.00 a.m. at R.A.F. General Hospital, Leswalt, due to peritonitis.

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    Simon

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