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    440102 - Unaccounted Airwoman & Airmen - 2-1-1944

    From Henk's list -

    WAAF
    UK
    PHILP, Mary Dorothea - Cpl - 421944 - WAAF - Gloucester Old, Gloucestershire.

    EGYPT
    FRANCIS, Ernest Robert - Sgt (WoP/A/G) - 1318407 - RAFVR - Alexandria (Hadra), Egypt.
    SHETLIFFE, Russell Barton Remington - (Australian) - F/O - 100156 - RAFVR - Heliopolis, Egypt.

    UK
    BARTRUM, Sydney Herbert - AC1c - 1724958 - RAFVR - Mitcham (London Road), Surrey.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    CANADA
    LAY, Ronald Edward - F/O - 128576 - RAFVR - Red Deer, Alberta, Canada.

    EGYPT
    LINDSAY, John Erskine - F/O (Nav/Bomber) - 139097 - RAFVR - Alexandria (Hadra), Egypt.

    INDIA
    STERRY, John Frederick Stewart - Sgt - 1267722 - RAFVR - Madras, India.

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    Hello,

    CANADA - LAY

    2-1-1944
    No.36 SFTS. Penhold.
    Oxford I AS674


    Crashed at 1215 during cross-country flight. Aircraft hit high tension wires during snowstorm, 7.5 miles N of Red Deer, Alberta

    128576 F/O (Flying Instr.) Ronald Edward LAY RAFVR +
    AUS427869 LAC (Pupil Pilot) Maxwell John CLARKE RAAF +

    Both airmen are buried in Red Deer Cemetery, Alberta, Canada.

    Per: Alan Storr

    Col.
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    EGYPT - SHETLIFFE (AUST).

    P/O Shetliffe died (on Active Service), at the 63rd General Hospital in the Middle East. l'm not aware of the cause of his death. He was initially A & S.D., later transferred to the General Duties Branch.

    Col.
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    EGYPT
    FRANCIS, Ernest Robert - Sgt (WoP/A/G) - possibly killed whilst flying in Baltimore IIIA, FA380 of No 75 OTU, which was damaged beyond repair in an accident on this date.
    SHETLIFFE, Russell Barton Remington - (Australian) - F/O - serving with 1 ADU.
    LINDSAY, John Erskine - F/O (Nav/Bomber) - possibly killed whilst flying in Baltimore IIIA, FA380 of No 75 OTU, which was damaged beyond repair in an accident on this date.

    UK
    BARTRUM, Sydney Herbert - AC1 - registered in Barnstaple.
    PHILP, Mary Dorothea - Cpl - registered in Gloucester Rural.

    INDIA
    STERRY, John Frederick Stewart - Sgt - serving with 173 Sqn.

    Malcolm

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    Mary Dorothea Philp, a W.A.A.F., who was killed while cycling on Eastern Avenue, Gloucester, when she was involved in a collision with a Canadian Army lorry.

    Gloucestershire Echo - 13 Jan 1944 page 3
    via British Newspaper Archive

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martyn A Critchlow View Post
    Mary Dorothea Philp, a W.A.A.F., who was killed while cycling on Eastern Avenue, Gloucester, when she was involved in a collision with a Canadian Army lorry.

    Gloucestershire Echo - 13 Jan 1944 page 3
    via British Newspaper Archive

    Martyn
    All these WAAFs killed cycling appears more dangerous that flying. However any indication of the RAF Station where she was attached?

    Tony

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    As she was on Eastern Avenue, I suspect RAF Innsworth

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    Thanks Malcolm
    Well done
    Tony

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    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Sat 8 Jan 1944 has a family notice stating Shetliffe died of illness, and mentions 63rd Gen Hospital also.

    Bartrum and Sterry are both listed DOAS in Cas Comm 355 and 356 resp.

    For the benefit of others, Lindsay and Francis are both listed by the GRO RAF index as being posted with 'Gianaclis', which was the base of 75 OTU mentioned above by Malcolm.
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    Hi

    Sterry was with No 173 Wing (India) not No 173 Sqn.

    Malcolm

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