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    450401 - Unaccounted Airmen - 01-04-1945

    From Henk's List -

    BAHAMAS
    BUTLER, Joseph Harrison - AC2c - 796952 - RAFVR - Nassau memorial, Bahamas.

    ITALY
    READSHAW, Gilbert - LAC - 1533917 - RAFVR - Ancona War Cemetery, Italy.

    UK
    BISHOP, John Scrymgeour - LAC - 1559151 - RAFVR - Dollar Cemetery, Clackmannanshire.
    BOWSKILL, Joseph Thomas - LAC - 1385868 - RAFVR - Brompton Cemetery, London.
    CALLANDER, William - Sgt(Pilot) - 970627 - RAFVR - Paisley (Hawkhead) Cemetery, Renfrewshire.
    MARTIN, Thomas James - LAC - 1441838 - RAFVR - Greenwich Cemetery, London.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    SINGAPORE
    Jones, William Frederick - AC1c - 750330 - RAFVR - Singapore Memorial, Singapore - [ "Unsung Heroes" has service number as 750336 ? ].

    UK
    RICHARDS, John Leicester Hazell (USA) - F/L (Pilot) - 47726 - RAF - 543 Sqdn - Oxford (Botley) Cemetery, Oxfordshire - [ Mosquito PR.XVI - MM328 - PRDU ].
    ROBINSON, William Ernest - F/O - 134972 - RAFVR - Liverpool (Toxteth Park) Cemetery, Lancashire - [ Mosquito PR.XVI - MM328 - PRDU ].
    WAGHORN, David John - Air Commodore - C.B.E - A.F.C - RAF - Oxford Crematorium, Oxfordshire - [ Spitfire XIX - PS831 - 541 Sqn ].
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    Hi

    BAHAMAS
    BUTLER, Joseph Harrison - AC2 - 111 OTU.

    ITALY
    READSHAW, Gilbert - LAC - 287 Wing.

    SINGAPORE
    Jones, William Frederick - AC1 - No 153 MU, died whilst being force marched across Java.

    UK
    BISHOP, John Scrymgeour - LAC - not Eng/Wales?.
    BOWSKILL, Joseph Thomas - LAC - registered in Ploughley.
    CALLANDER, William - Sgt(Pilot) - not Eng/Wales?.
    MARTIN, Thomas James - LAC - registered in Stratford upon Avon.
    RICHARDS, John Leicester Hazell (USA) - F/L (Pilot) - probably Mosquito PR.XVI - MM328 - PRDU ].
    ROBINSON, William Ernest - F/O - probably Mosquito PR.XVI - MM328 - PRDU ].
    WAGHORN, David John - Air Commodore - Spitfire XIX - PS831 - 541 Sqn ].

    Malcolm

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    CALLANDER, William - Sgt(Pilot) - 970627 - is registered in Ploughley.

    On the same page as Callander is P/O Harry Norman Skelton RCAF J/42963 buried at Brookwood Military Cemetery.
    All three shown as KOAS in same casualty communique.

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    Gents

    Callander and Skelton Oxford BG574 of 20 PAFU CTO at Weston on the Green on this day. WotG is part of the Ploughley reg. district.

    DaveW

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    MARTIN, Thomas James - LAC - 1441838

    THIN SKULL CRACKED IN FALL, DIED
    DEATH from misadventure was the verdict at a Stratford - on • Avon inquest to-day on L.A.C. Thomas James Martin, aged 23, who after spending an afternoon at Hall Green greyhound racing returned to his Midland R.A.F. camp alone an<j at about a.m. was found unconscious on the concrete floor near • wash basins with a wound on the back of hi» head. Professor J. M. Webster, the Home Office Pathologist, who made an autopsy, said the wound was superficial and very slight but beneath it he found a fracture of the skuH and while Martin' a wellmade man his skull was very much thinner than normal. also found pleurisy and heart enlargement. the all important question of accident, suicide or murder,” said the pathologist. ”we can llliminate suicide. So far as murder is corcerned the slight nature of the wound is out of keeping with what we usually find connected wdth homicide and on the other hand it is consistent with a fall.” It was a reasonable and logical deduction that he voung man had a momentary attack of syncope and the fall cracked his thin skull. There, was no evidence of foul play or that he had been in fight.

    Evening Despatch - Wednesday 04 April 1945

    Martyn

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