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    Servicenumber 936240 on CWGC website allotted to both:
    Sgt Oliver HALWARD - 106 Sqn - 27-10-1941 - Hampden AD785, and
    F/Sgt William C.E. BROOMHEAD - 608 Sqn - 2-9-1941 - Hudson AM599.
    Who may help me with the correct servicenumbers ?
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    GRO RAF list gives

    Broomhead - 936240

    And of course Halward is buried in England so does not appear there. There wasn't an Australian in the crew was there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis_burke View Post
    GRO RAF list gives

    Broomhead - 936240

    And of course Halward is buried in England so does not appear there. There wasn't an Australian in the crew was there?
    All four casualties on Hampden AD785 were RAF; HALWARD buried in his hometown Watford, Hertfordshire.

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    Its an OK one to go to the CWGC with, they've understood before and checked their records, hopefully its just a scanning error.

    Both men are RAF Volunteer reserve so there ought not be duplicate numbers.
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    Default Airmen with identical servicenumber - 2

    In PoW-register:
    P/O R.A. AYRES - svcnr "122341" (observer on Wellington X3754 - 28/29-8-1942);

    buried Stoke-upon-Trent (St.Peter) Church Cemetery, Shropshire:
    P/O Jack CHINERY - svcnr "122341" (sofar unaccounted for).

    Who may help me out with the correct servicenumbers. (Please write 'Title' in your answer to prevent mix-up with earlier request on identical servicenumbers).

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    Default Airmen with identical servicenumber - 1

    Will inform CWGC re identical svcnr HALWARD and BROOMHEAD.

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    Default Airmen with identical servicenumber - 2

    Easy, per London Gazette

    Gazette Issue 35606 published on the 23 June 1942. Page 6 of 44
    1053433 Roland Anthony AYRES (122341). 10th Jan. 1942.

    Not of course on CWGC. Error on the CWGC for Chinery it seems.

    Gazette Issue 35615 published on the 30 June 1942. Page 8 of 44
    2oth May 1942.
    1126235 Jack CHINERY (122431).

    Name: CHINERY, JACK
    Initials: J
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Pilot Officer (Flying Instr.)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Age: 20
    Date of Death: 04/10/1942
    Service No: 122341
    Additional information: Son of Donald and Hilda Mary Chinery, of Great Crosby, Liverpool.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Row I. Grave 280.
    Cemetery: STOKE-UPON-TERN (ST. PETER) CHURCH CEMETERY
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    Jack Chinery age 20 is registered in Builth district, Breconshire, listed KOAS in Flight,

    same date and same casualty lists are

    F/Sgt A Hoy (W/Op AG) - Buried South Africa, (GRO RAF 44 AS)
    P/O N Thomas (No grade or trade listed) Buried Canada (GRO RAF list 32 OTU)

    OK, that idea fell on its face.

    But, in fast with

    Sgt T F Hyndman R/129026 RCAF is dead same date in same district. No Australians fit the bill for the day,
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    Didn't 'The Aeroplane' continue to publish Service Numbers for casualties long after Flight had given up. I am sure Errol Martyn has mentioned this before? If so has anyone got access to old Aeroplane issues from the period

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    Hello,

    4-10-1942
    32 OTU
    Hampden B.I AN105

    Struck trees on high ground at 20.30 and burnt, at Mount Farm, Salt Spring, B.C., while on circuits, killing one. Cat. E.

    49136 P/O Norris THOMAS RAF +

    Buried Victoria (Royal Oak) Burial Park, B.C.

    Col.
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