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    Default Alfred Rippon Duke Maconochie 235 Squadron air gunner 1940

    Hi guys

    I'm fascinated by his names but have little detail!

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    Brian

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    Brian,

    A few snippets:-

    Births Q2 1916
    Maconochie Alfred R D Smith Whitby 9d 829


    Air Ministry,
    13 January, 1942.
    ROYAL AIR FORCE.
    GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    To be Plt. Offs. on prob. (emergency): —
    Flt. Sgts.
    627058 [Civilians after March 1938] Alfred Rippon Duke MACONOCHIE
    (47418). 27th Oct. 1941.

    Flg. Offs. to be Flt. Lts. (war subs.): —
    27th Oct. 1943.
    A. R. D. Maconochie (47418)


    First name(s) ALFRED RIPPON D. Last name MACONOCHIE
    Gender Male. Birth day 12 Birth month 5 Birth year 1916
    Death quarter 2 Death year 1995
    District THANET District number 5751A Register number A14D Entry number 123

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    Thanks Peter,

    So, born in Whitby but presumably a Scots surname? The other names 'Rippon' and 'Duke' are interesting, possibly family names?

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    Have a look at a BMD site - Rippon might have family connections and Duke could be his mother's maiden name.

    Colin Cummings

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    A bit more;

    A big family!


    Births Mar 1912
    Maconochie Harold R D Smith Lichfield 6b 904

    Births Mar 1914
    Maconochie Bertha M Smith Kings N. 6d 153

    Births Jun 1916
    Maconochie Alfred R D Smith Whitby 9d 829

    Births Jun 1918
    Maconochie Joan R Smith Whitby 9d 678

    Births Jun 1920
    Maconochie Malcolm I Smith Whitby 9d 976
    MACONOCHIE, MALCOLM IAN
    Rank:Major Date of Death: 04/04/1944 Age:24 Regiment/Service:11th Sikh Regiment 15th Bn. Grave Reference: 3. B. 22. Cemetery: IMPHAL WAR CEMETERY
    Additional Information: Son of Joshua Richardson Maconochie [b.1877?] and Bertha Duke Maconochie [MMS – Smith; b.1886?], of Buxton, Derbyshire [possible marriage:- Maconochie Joshua R King's N. Q4 1910 6c 315

    Births Dec 1921
    Maconochie Elisabeth Smith Whitby 9d 803

    Births Dec 1924
    Maconochie Richard J M Smith Chapel le F 7b 1382

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    Another snippet:


    Maconochies was a very famous firm in the early 1900’s for preserves and pickles, etc. They made Pan Yan Pickle (now on the market as Branston), and KEP Sauce (now the ubiquitous HP Sauce). They also produced a very large number of Ratpacks (Maconochies Stew) for the WW1 troops!! It is not known what relation the family of A R D Maconochie was to the preserving firm!

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    There you are, I said Duke was his mother's name - I do so enjoy being a smarty pants!!!!!!!!!!

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    Nice one, Colin - like it! However, despite some minor fossicking about t'net at times today, I have failed to connect Rippon with/to this branch of the Maconochie family. Are your pants smart enough for that?
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    Peter Davies
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    Ancestry.com has at least three family trees and one shows that his
    mothers, mothers, fathers, mother was one Mary Anne Rippon!
    His Great Great Grand mother
    Dennis Burke
    - Dublin

    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
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