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    Default Unidentified PoWs from BC 35 Sqn in 1941

    Hello again to All,

    I have some crewmen for whom I don't have any first names, and consequently their service number. All were 35 Sqn members and became a PoW in 1941. I tried to find some close name in the PoW list, without success. They may have been listed in military hospitals.

    They are:
    Sgt Harding (PoW 30.O6/01.07 41) L9499
    Sgt Roberts (PoW 07/08.07.41) L9502
    Sgt Cattran (as for Roberts)
    Sgt Hedley ((PoW 11/12.09.41) L9566
    Sgt Ryder (as for Hedley)

    Many thanks in advance for any help provided

    Phil

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    Sgt E J Harding L9499 #747824
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    Believe you are looking for Sgt Ken Cattran


    "Dunroamin," Lidden Estate, Penzance, have received the good news that their son, Sgt. K. Cattran, R.A.F., is among those who are being repatriated. the years immediately preceding the war, Ken Cattran was one of the most promising of the younger for ...”

    October 28, 1943 - Cornishman - Penzance, Cornwall, "


    Kenneth Cattran b. 1921, Willesden d. 1990 Penzance
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    Sgt Ryder (as for Hedley) -- Possibly 947433 Charles Frederic /Frederick Seymour Ryder

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    Yes Kenneth Cattran - Should be easy to find his service number in Air 78 with a name as unique as that

    Thursday 31 July 1941 , Cornishman , Cornwall, England
    POPULAR PENZANCE AIRMAN
    PRISONER AND SERIOUSLY WOUNDED. The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. T. Cattran. of
    Dunroamin, Lidden, Penzance. will learn with mixed feelings that their only
    son, W. T. A. G. Kenneth Cattran has been shot down and is a prisoner of war.
    is reported be seriously wounded. Three weeks ago he was reported missing
    and his parents are grateful for the mjmy letters of ' sympathy and encouragement
    they received during the past few weeks. Sergt. Cattran was a popular member the
    the Penzance Soccer team and played for several seasons. Before joining the Royal Air Force
    he was in business with his .father, which brought him into contact with a large
    number of people in West Cornwall. had taken part in many raids on Germany
    and was a member of the crew of. one of our latest type bombers. It is hoped
    that further news will available, and that he will make recovery. ...

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    Roberts is George 'Taffy' Roberts ex 102 Sqn with Leonard Cheshire. He survived the war an by 1977 was a Headmaster at a small village school, in Anglesey. His age in 1977 was 56 so born in 1921 but I can't find him on the Air Force Pow List on this site

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    Phil,

    Footprints has the following:-
    Sgt Ernest Joseph Harding, 747824, 35 Squadron, likely 9c, L3, L6, 357 Target Kiel Captured Jonder??? 30th June 1941 I have his liberation Questionnaire
    Sgt G Roberts NK Target Frankfurt Page 18 'We act with one accord'
    Sgt K Cattran NK, likely 9c, repatriated 1943 Target Frankfurt
    Sgt X X??? Hedley, NK, Target Turin
    Sgt C S F Ryder NK, likely 9c, repatriated 1943 Target Turin

    Regards,

    Nick
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    Thanks all. Great stuff!
    Phil

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    Sgt Kenneth Cattran #922326

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    Phil,

    Would you like a copy of Harding's Liberation Questionnaire?

    E Mail is you do.

    Regards,

    Nick
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