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    Hi,

    Aircraftman 2nd Class Arthur Sharp 1014256 was killed on 1st October 1940 when Fairey Battle 1 (T) L5671 crashed at Greenhill’s Estate, Andreas, Isle of Man.
    He was serving as a drogue operator with 5 B&GS at Jurby at the time.

    Now the mystery...I can find no burial details for him and the CWGC list him as "Remembered on the Runnymede Memorial". As this was definitely a land based crash why is he on the Runnymede Memorial ?

    best wishes,

    Stevie

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    Note that he is on a high numbered panel 290, these are as i understand for men or women who having died during the war and having been returned to their families for burial were never again contacted by the CWGC and thus they don't know where he was buried. but you can be sure he is buried.

    You will note also that there is no Next of kin information, this it seems only appears when feed back was received from relatives post war.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    His death is registered in Isle of Mann, http://manxbmd.com/

    Year Surname Name Age District Vol Page No Notes
    1940 Sharp Arthur 27 Andreas 108 338

    so born in 1912-1914
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
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    Thanks Dennis, that's very interesting information which I was not aware of. Yes he was born in 1913, in I think Liverpool, but not 100% sure on that point.

    Stevie

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    I have found at least two people who were cremated, are shown on the Runnymede memorial rather than being commemorated on the wall of the crematorium. Could this be an option in this case?

    Colin Cummings

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    Hi Colin,

    Yes that could be a further option. If the family were sent his death certificate from the IOM and then he was cremated the trail would run cold. I have searched probate records to see if I can find an address and tie down an area where he may be buried (or cremated) but with no success....

    Stevie

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