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    What caused the death of and/or what were the places of death registration for:

    LAC Fred ALCOCK - 743201 - killed on active service;
    AC1 Eric J. CLATWORTHY - 615303 - 266 Sqn (Wittering, Northamptonshire) - not found Flight archives;
    LAC Valentine DAVIDSON - 269024 - 15 BC, 937 Balloon Sqn, South Tyne - killed on active service;
    LAC John J. HOLLAND - 840423 - 1 BC, 901 Balloon Sqn, Abbeywood, London - killed on active service;
    AC2 John MANSELL - 1281966 - killed on active service, and
    LAC Frederick G. WESTLAKE - 157638 - killed on active service.

    Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

    Blenheim IV - Z5975 - 4 FPP - crashed on landing Sarclet, 6 miles S of Wick, Caithness
    Magister I - L8224 - 5 EFTS - crashed on take-off, Stone, Staffordshire
    Magister I - P2430 - 16 EFTS - flew into ground Ashbourne.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Warner doesn't give any details of crew or casualties for the Blenheim

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    Hi Henk
    Alcock,37, Davidson,44, and Westlake, 39 are all registered at Romford,and could cover an incident in E London. Clatworthy,20 is registered at Neath, Glamorgan, S Wales. Holland,34 is registered at Woolwich S E London south of the river Thames where the 1st 3 are North of the river. Mansell,24, is registered at Malling, Kent.
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    Thanks Dick and Amrit for your help.
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    615303 AC1 Eric James Clatworthy (Age 20) contracted Tuberculosis whilst serving at RAF Wittering and died at home whilst on sick leave. Burial location; Buried in Swansea (Morriston) Cemetery, South Wales.

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    Hello

    LAC Fred ALCOCK - 743201 - the Portsmouth Evening News of October 22nd 1940 reported the following:

    Funeral of Havant Garage Owner
    The funeral of Mr. Fred Alcock, proprietor of the Havant Garage, Park Road South, took place at Warblington yesterday afternoon. He was 36, and leaves a widow and three children.
    Mr. Alcock joined the R.A.F. Volunteer Reserve in September, 1938, and was killed by enemy action near London just as he was completing a special course.


    The National Probate Calendar records that he died at 169 Ballards Road, Dagenham, which seems to be a residential property on Google street view.

    LAC Valentine DAVIDSON - 269024 - a family tree on ancestry.co.uk states that he died in an air raid at Barking College.

    LAC Frederick G. WESTLAKE - 157638 - the Western Morning News ofOctober 21st 1940 reported the following:

    Plymothian Killed in Raid
    Well know in Plymouth as a taxi driver, L.A.C. Frederick George Wetlake has been killed on active service. He was attached to the Balloon Barrage, and three weeks ago he went to the London area. He was killed in an air raid.


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    Simon

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