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    440818 - Unaccounted Airmen - 18-8-1944

    From Henk's List -

    EGYPT
    McLENNAN, Arthur Keith Hammond - Sgt(Pilot) - 1587156 - RAFVR - Fayid War Cemetery, Egypt.

    UK
    DOLAN, Edward Robert - Cpl - 1228751 - RAFVR - Portsmouth (Kingston) Cemetery, Hampshire.
    WOODBRIDGE, Alan Sidney - F/S(Pilot) - 1318882 - RAFVR - Up Nately (St. Stephen) Churchyard, Hampshire. [ Stirling III - LK519 - 1651 HCU ].

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    INDIA
    McSORLEY, John - AC1c - 1573954 - RAFVR - Delhi War Cemetery, India.

    SOUTH AFRICA
    ROFF, Bernard John - Sgt - 1804121 - RAFVR - Thaba Tshwane (New) Military Cemetery, Gauteng, South Africa. [ Hurricane 5302 - 11 OTU ].

    UK
    BARWOOD, Edgar Ernest Vincent (Marc) - F/O (Pilot) - 150873 - RAFVR - Shaw (St. Mary) Churchyard, Berkshire. [ Oxford - MP346 - 11 (P)AFU ].
    BEAUMONT, Robert Charles - F/O (Pilot) - 169061 - RAFVR - Wellingborough (Doddington Road) Cemetery, Northamptonshire. [ Typhoon Ib - JP664 - 84 GSU ].

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    Hi

    EGYPT
    McLENNAN, Arthur Keith Hammond - Sgt(Pilot) - not in GRO Lists.

    INDIA
    McSORLEY, John - AC1 - 308 MU.

    SOUTH AFRICA
    ROFF, Bernard John - Sgt - 1804121 - Hurricane 5302 - 11 OTU ].

    UK
    BARWOOD, Edgar Ernest Vincent (Marc) - F/O (Pilot) - probably Oxford - MP346 - 11 (P)AFU ].
    BEAUMONT, Robert Charles - F/O (Pilot) - probably Typhoon Ib - JP664 - 84 GSU ].
    DOLAN, Edward Robert - Cpl - registered in Biggleswade.
    WOODBRIDGE, Alan Sidney - F/S(Pilot) - Stirling III - LK519 - 1651 HCU ].

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    Crikey, a surprise to find him here!
    BEAUMONT, Robert Charles - F/O (Pilot) - probably Typhoon Ib - JP664 - 84 GSU
    Correct - F/O R C Beaumont, ex-263 Squadron and posted to 84GSU as a test pilot, struck high ground in bad weather near Piddletrenthide, Dorset, after carrying out a gun test on the Chesil Beach range. The aircraft was Typhoon 1b JP664, as stated.
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    DOLAN, Edward Robert - Cpl - 1228751 - died as a result of a road accident

    TRAGIC END TO A BIRTHDAY
    Fatal Accident on a Dangerous Hill
    Remarking that this was the fourth airman to be killed by accident on the same syut, Mr. R. G. Rose. North Bedfordshire Coroner, recorded a verdict death from fractuie of the skull caused by fall from bicycle, inquest on Corpl. Edward Robcil Dolan, ol Westbourne Road. Portsmouth, at the Three Counties Hospital. Arlesey, Tuesday. A/C Hairy Ingram said that he and Dolan left an RAF camp on the night of 19th August to celebrate Dolan’s thirtyseventh birthday. They went into the **Rose and Crown” and later to the “George” in Potion, and then left to return to camp. They were perfectly sober. They arrived at the barrier and rode down a hill into tile camp. Ingram rode in front, and when he got to the bottom he heard shout. He turned back and found Dolan lying the grass on the right •ade the road. An ambulance had already been sent for. L- A/C Alf.-cd Cooper said he s.;w two cyclists while walking down tlie hill. The rear light of the second cyclist wavered from side side, and then went in the air and disappeared When lie got to the bottom of the hill he saw the cyclist lying • the grass verge. He hurried to the hospital and ambulance was sent for. HAD BEEN WARNED Dr. Ruth M, Haslum, house surgeon the Three Counties Emergency Hospital, said that Dolan died from laceration ot the bruin and fracture the skull. P G. R. Sandell. of Sandy, said examined the road whore the accident occurred. It was a steep hill which just over half wav down took sharp bend to the left. There were marks the road surface. The bicycle was in perfect order. but the chain was off The personnel of the camp had been warned many times about cycling down the hill, and members of WA A at the camp were forbidden to cvclc down it. Summing up. the Coroner said it looked' as if the cyclist struck the kerb on his near side, lest control, and went across the kerb to the verge at the othe: side.

    Bedfordshire Times and Independent - Friday 25 August 1944

    Martyn

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