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    Hi Jonny,

    See Malcolm's reply on this thread for your starter on where and how

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...irmen-7-9-1944

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    Default Flt Lt Sydney Donald Harrison (151136) RAFVR

    Dear all,

    The above named officer rests in my local church yard. Would anyone happen to know the circumstances of his death please? Church Eaton lies a few miles down the road from the former airfield of Wheaton Aston. His entry in the CWGC database states he was a pilot and that he died on 7 Sep 44, but I have not been able to find out any further information.

    Very many thanks in advance.

    Jonny
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    Jonny,

    Births Sep 1923
    Harrison Sydney D Clarkson Goole 9c 1694

    Enlisted RAFVR 1318631 between Jun 40 – Feb 41 (location not known)

    Commissioned 2nd Feb. 1943.
    1318631 Sydney Donald HARRISON (151136).

    Deaths Sep 1944
    Harrison Sydney 21 Wenlock 6a 609

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    Thanks chaps!
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    Hi Jonny,

    here are my notes, used in preparation for my book, Pancakes and Prangs, a history of aircraft crashes in Shropshire.

    Cheers, Tom

    Oxford LX509 – From 21 PAFU ORB, 7th September 1944; “Flying accident at Wheaton Aston. Oxford LX509 (F/Lt Harrison) instructor, P/O Cheale (ATC) took off for night flying test from Wheaton Aston and was seen to dive into the ground shortly afterwards. Both occupants were killed instantly.”
    SSQ – Aircraft accident. 177869 P/O Cheale (Nottingham ATC) and 151136 F/Lt Harrison were killed as a result of injuries sustained in a flying accident near Cosford.
    The accident card gives the location as
    “Colonels Covert? Hatton Grange, Ryton, Map reference 223244 [coordinates translate to modern OS765036, just south of Hatton Grange, to the North of Ryton and just SW of RAF Cosford]”.
    Not possible to form a conclusion.
    Investigation has not revealed the cause of the accident.
    Crew were:
    - F/Lt Sydney Donald Harrison (151136), RAFVR, aged 21. He is buried in Church Eaton (St Ediths) Churchyard, Staffordshire. Commissioned P/O 5th February 1943. Son of Donald and Minnie Harrison, of Oxford. “The Times”, 27th September 1944 records Killed on active service September 1944. Beloved only son of Mr and Mrs Donald Harrison, Two Trees, Hernes Road, Oxford and grandson of Mr and Mrs T E Clarkson, The Villa, Rancliffe, near Goole.
    - P/O Warren Herbert Cheale (177869), RAFVR, aged 44. He is commemorated at the Nottingham Crematorium. No next of kin given. Ancestry.com states he was born in Hastings, in first quarter of 1900.
    Probate record:
    Warren Herbert Cheale of 123 Church Drive, Burton Joyce, Nottinghamshire, died 7 September 1944 at Wheaton Aston, Staffordshire. Probate Nottingham 13 February to Rose Cheale, widow. .
    In 21 (P)AFU ORB:
    3-9/9/1944. “F/O Whimster, P/O Cheale and P/O Alder (ATC) visited the unit for a week’s annual training with the Cadets of a Nottingham Squadron”.

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    Very many thanks for the additional information.

    Kind rgds

    Jonny
    In fond memory of Corporal James Oakland AGC (RMP), killed in action in Afghanistan on 22 October 2009. Exemplo Ducemus.

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