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    Default Unaccounted airman - 17-10-1940

    Looking for the place of death registration for:
    Cpl Frank ORRISS - 846454 - 4 BC, 909 Balloon Sqn, East Ham - killed on active service (pres. during air raid).

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    There's only one Frank Orriss on the CWGC and so this seems to be your man:


    "A Suffolk man, Frank was drafted into the London Scottish though Margaret has no idea why - and survived the First War but was killed during the Second when a bomb landed on their house in East London."

    http://www.londonscottishregt.org/pdf/lsrgazzette_autumn05.pdf
    (page 27 - there's a picture of him from WW1)

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    "Frank ORRISS died in Walthamstow in 1940"
    http://bara-leytonstone.org.uk/bt/200503.pdf
    (page 8)

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    Hi Henk
    Orriss,44, is registered at Essex SW which would cover parts of the East End of London N of the Thames and is consistent with a Balloon Sqn with HQ in the East End
    Regards
    Dick

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    Thanks friends for your info.
    Henk.

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    Default Frank Orriss d.1940

    Frank Orriss was my grandfather, a corporal in the RAF. He was a balloon operator in A Flight of 909 Squadron, based in East Ham. He was killed on the night of Wednesday 16th October 1940, when a German land-mine fell on the family home (77 The Risings, Walthamstow, east London).
    I am happy to provide further information to those with a legitimate interest.
    Mark.

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