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    Default 450825 - Unaccounted Airmen - 25-08-1945

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    450825 - Unaccounted Airmen - 25-08-1945

    From Henk's List -

    AUSTRALIA
    WITTS, Geoffrey Paul - P/O - 424252 -RAAF - Penrith General Cemetery, New South Wales, Australia.

    BANGLADESH
    BRANCH, Derrick Robert - LAC - 1316887 - RAFVR - Maynamati War Cemetery, Bangladesh.

    IRAQ
    WILKES, James Francis - F/S - 1281207 - 294 Sqn - RAFVR - Basra War Cemetery, Iraq.

    ITALY
    BRIDGES, Norman George - P/O (Pilot) - 198797 - 114 Sqn - RAFVR - Undine War Cemetery, Italy.

    UK
    GRANT, Walter Stewart - F/S - 564185 - RAF - Cullompton Cemetery, Devon.
    LEWIS, Patrick John - AC2c - 1306561 - RAFVR - Brockley Cemetery, London.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

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    424252 P/O Geoffrey Paul WITTS RAAF (a.k.a Paul WITTS, ex- WAG, No.459 Sqn RAAF. ME), was injured in a motor accident on the New River Road, Emu Plains, NSW. Whilst riding on the running board of a vehicle, his head struck a telegraph post. He suffered a fractured skull and was pronounced dead on arrival at the Nepean Hospital. Paul Witt's older brother, AUS403769 LAC John WITTS RAAF, lost his life when No.1 AOS RCAF, Anson 6831 (ex-AW478), went missing on 8 January, 1942.

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    BANGLADESH
    BRANCH, Derrick Robert - LAC - 94 ASP

    UK
    GRANT, Walter Stewart - F/S - registered in Exeter.
    LEWIS, Patrick John - AC2 - registered in Camberwell.

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    GRANT, Walter Stewart - F/S - 564185 -

    OBITUARIES FLIGHT SERGT. W. S. GRANT.
    The funeral took place, with military honours, in Cullompton cemetery, on Wednesday, August 29th. of Flight Sergt. Walter Stewart Grant. R.A.F., only son of Mrs. and the late Mr. James Malcolm Grant, of The Leas, Cullompton. the news of whose death, in hospital, was received with sincere regret. Deceased, who was aged 30 years, had served years in the R.A.F.. having gone at the age of years as an apprentice at Halton R.A.F. •School. He saw a good deal of service abroad, chiefly in the Mediterranean, and was also on H.M.S. Glorious.

    He had been under treatment in hospital since the end of last year.

    Flight Sergt. W. Grant, died August 25th. 1945, aged 30 years." The floral tributes included a wreath from the O.C. and other ranks R.A.F. Station, Pilstock.


    Western Times - Friday 07 September 1945

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

    James Francis Wilkes 1281207, died when he fell from a moving lorry

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

    Derrick Robert Branch 1316887 , attached to Number 94 Air Stores Park , was admitted seriously ill to Number 92 Indian General hospital at Comilla on 19 August , where he died of a mental disorder

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