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    Default 450321 - Unaccounted Airmen - 21-03-1945

    Hello,

    450321 - Unaccounted Airmen - 21-03-1945

    From Henk's List -

    EGYPT
    STEWART, William - LAC - 1064468 - RAFVR - Alamein Memorial, Egypt.

    UK
    HILL, Cecil John - W/O - 356639 - MiD - RAF - Northwood Cemetery, Middlesex.
    MacLENNAN, Kenneth - Cpl - 1064369 - RAFVR - Lochalsh Churchyard, Ross & Cromarty.
    PHYALL, Charles Alfred - F/S - 1866204 - RAFVR - Gravesend Cemetery, Kent.
    REID, Walter - AC1c - 874775 - RAFVR - Tollcross (Central ) Churchyard, Glasgow.
    SMITH, William - LAC - 746044 - RAFVR - Leeds (Hunslet New ) Cemetery, Yorkshire.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

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    MANN, William George Mason - AC2c - 1810730 - RAFVR - Miami (Grand Army of the Republic) Cemetery, Oklahoma, USA.

    Alex

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    Hi

    EGYPT
    STEWART, William - LAC - not listed in GRO lists.

    UK
    HILL, Cecil John - W/O - registered in Uxbridge
    MacLENNAN, Kenneth - Cpl - not Eng/Wales?.
    PHYALL, Charles Alfred - F/S - registered in Fylde.
    REID, Walter - AC1 - not Eng/Wales?.
    SMITH, William - LAC - registered in Calder.

    USA
    MANN, William George Mason - AC2 - 3 BFTS.

    Malcolm

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    MacLENNAN, Kenneth - Cpl - his entry on Scotland's People Statutory Deaths entry states that he died at 5.30pm at Stracathro Hospital, Kyle, Ross-shire, of "Miliary Tuberculoisis (2 1/2 months) and Tuberculour Meningitis (contracted whilst on active service)." His occupation is given as "Shoe Repairer (Corporal Royal Air Force)."


    REID, Walter - AC1c - once again Scotland's People has him in their Statutory Deaths register. He died at 5.20 pm, 200 yards north of Cadder Church, but the entry is pretty illegible due to the poor scan. I can pick out that he died of "Natural Causes" but something else is written under that. His occupation is given as "General Labourer", and his full name is given as Walter Thompson Reid. There is an entry for him in the Register of Corrected Entries, which unfortunately is also pretty illegible! I've requested rescans of both, so will update when the entries have been scanned again.

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    W G M Mann was killed in a plane crash near the BFTS base. Undertaking planned aerobatics. Ill update this with narrative from CWGC ledger when Im on computer next.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
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    STEWART, William - LAC - 1064468 not found
    HILL, Cecil John - W/O - 356639 not found
    MacLENNAN, Kenneth - Cpl - 1064369 - DOAS
    PHYALL, Charles Alfred - F/S - 1866204 - DOAS.
    REID, Walter - AC1c - 874775 not found
    SMITH, William - LAC - 746044 not found
    MANN, William George Mason - AC2c 1810730 - KOAS

    Martyn

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    REID, Walter - AC1c - 874775

    Further to my post #3, the rescans have arrived courtesy of Scotland's People, and state that he died of "Natural Causes, probably Syncope". The Register of Corrected Entries confirms this, and gives the place of death as "about 250 yards east of Cadder Church on North bank of Forth and Clyde Canal, Cadder.

    Syncope is "a transient loss of consciousness caused by transient global cerebral hypoperfusion characterised by rapid onset, short duration, and spontaneous complete recovery." Although evidently not, in this case.

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    Default The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    UPGRADE to Sydney George Cleland, 1558837, he was found death in his billet at Hassini from a self inflicted gun shot wound to the head
    Last edited by jonheyworth; 13th March 2021 at 20:54.

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    William Stewart 1064468 , died on board the RMS Canton en route to the UK after leaving Capetown of a traumatic laceration and heamorhage of the brain following a fall down a companionway and was buried at sea. Initially thought to be an alleged assault, it was later ruled accidental

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    Default Re: 450321 - Unaccounted Airmen - 21-03-1945

    Flight Sergeant 1866204 Charles Alfred Phyall - Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

    Born in Gravesend on 7 November 1915 to Charles Alfred Phyall and Violet Daisy (nee Smith)

    On leaving school he worked as a plumber and just before the war was employed by the local Gravesend building firm W J Holland as a plumber and electrician

    He had married Hetty Dorothy Allen on 18 March 1939 at Christ Church and they had a son Alan H Phyall born 1941, the family home was 19 Ferndale Road, Gravesend

    He volunteered for service in the RAFVR in February 1943 and trained in England as a Flight Engineer. He was reported missing on an operational sortie in April 1944

    Charles was a POW for eleven months before being repatriated due to his injuries - he died at an RAF Hospital in Weeton, Lancashire on 21 March 1945

    A service took place at Christ Church, Gravesend on Monday 26 March 1945 followed by the funeral when Charles was buried in Gravesend Cemetery B15-2023

    Source - Gravesend Reporter 31.03.1945 p.3 and Ancestry

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