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    450606 - Unaccounted Airmen - 06-06-1945

    From Henk's List -

    UK
    CAYTON, Thomas Arthur - Cpl - 1439318 - RAFVR - Hampstead Cemetery, London.
    COOK, Alexander - LAC - 1562291 - RAFVR - Dundee Eastern Necropolis, Angus.
    HUMMERSTON, George Augustus - LAC - 1079453 - RAFVR - Biggin Hill Cemetery, Kent.
    KING, Hubert Martin - W/O - 347867 - RAF - Meliden (St. Meldydd ) Churchyard, Flintshire.
    SLATER, Thomas - AC1c - 1476349 - RAFVR - Derby (Nottingham Road ) Cemetery, Derbyshire.
    STIRLING, Hubert Walter - Cpl - 900935 - RAFVR - Kingswood (St. Andrew ) Churchyard, Surrey.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    INDIA
    DAVIES, Philip Edmund - Sqdn/Ldr - 90832 - RAF ( Auxiliary Air Force ) - Kirkee War Cemetery, India.
    McCULLOCH, Ronald - Sgt - 1012206 - RAFVR - Delhi War Cemetery, India.
    MEIKLE, Colin Campbell - F/S (Pilot) - 1604174 - RAFVR - Delhi War Cemetery, India. [ Hurricane IV - LD797 - 8 FU ].
    RITCHIE, Robert - AC2c - 966624 - RAFVR - Delhi War Cemetery, India.
    SHERFIELD, Alfred Jack - LAC - 1228170 - RAFVR - Ranchi War Cemetery, India.

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    Confirmed MEIKLE was flying LD797. Pilot became lost and the aircraft stalled in a forced landing attempt.

    Colin Cummings

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    Hi

    UK
    CAYTON, Thomas Arthur - Cpl - registered in Aled.
    COOK, Alexander - LAC - registered in Cirencester
    HUMMERSTON, George Augustus - LAC - registered in Edmonton.
    KING, Hubert Martin - W/O - registered in Liverpool N.
    SLATER, Thomas - AC1 - registered in Derby.
    STIRLING, Hubert Walter - Cpl - registered in Plymouth.

    INDIA
    DAVIES, Philip Edmund - Sqdn/Ldr - not listed in GRO or ilegible.
    McCULLOCH, Ronald - Sgt - 302 MU.
    RITCHIE, Robert - AC2 - 322 MU.
    SHERFIELD, Alfred Jack - LAC - 185 Wing.

    Malcolm

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    RITCHIE, Robert - AC2c - 966624 - RAFVR - Delhi War Cemetery, India.
    Ritchie, Fitter IIA, died at CMH Bareilly at approx 08:30 hrs on 6th June 45. Airman had proceeded on Hill depot leave in Party no.2 but fell ill on train and was removed to CMH Bareillly on the evening of 23rd May 1945. Sucessfully operated same evening for appendicities.. Recovery was fairly normal but broncho-pneumonia set in and "he seemed to lose the will to live". Gradually became worse and at 4.30AM was adminstered oxygen with no effect.

    Originally buried in the Lynchgate Cemetry, Bareilly Cantonment.

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