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    451020 - Unaccounted Airwoman & Airmen - 20-10-1945

    From Henk's List -

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    MASTERS, Erica Mary - Cpl - 429014 - WAAF - Thanington (St. Nicholas ) Churchyard, Kent.

    UK
    HUNT, Harold - Cpl - 1157872 -RAFVR - Birmingham (Witton) Cemetery, Warwickshire.
    JOHNSON, Albert - LAC - 1025631 - RAFVR - Hull Eastern Cemetery, Yorkshire.
    MOORE, Frank Edward - Sgt - 641493 - 435 Sqdn( RCAF) - ( disbanded 05/09/45) - RAF - Edmonton Cemetery, Middlesex.
    MURRAY, David James Hervey - Air Mech - L/FX.579709 - Royal Navy - HMS. Daedalus - Holt (St. James the Great ) Churchyard, Dorset.
    TORODE, George Roderic John - LAC - 1534153 - RAFVR - Preston Under Scar Cemetery, Yorkshire.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    AUSTRALIA
    HORTON, Robert - F/S - 33101 - RAAF - Taabinga Cemetery, Queensland, Australia - [ Accidental Ground Accident ].

    INDIA
    BLACKLER, Richard Alan - LAC - 1701226 - RAFVR - Delhi War Cemetery, India.

    MALAYSIA
    HILL, John Donald - Cpl - 51549 - 1 Sqdn - RAAF - Labuan War Cemetery, Malaysia - [Died from an illness ].

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    AUSTRALIA - HORTON, Robert - F/S - 33101 - RAAF.

    90 Operational Base Unit, Kingaroy, Queensland,

    The Unit was in the process of disbandment when Flight Sergeant R. Horton was killed at Wooroolin, in a motor (jeep) accident on 25 October, 1945, 10774 Sergeant Henry Hope Chamberlain RAAF, 81065 Leading Aircraftmen John Lindsay Hughes RAAF and 67437 Harold John Simmons RAAF were admitted to Kingaroy General Hospital as a result of the same accident. Horton was buried in Kingaroy War Cemetery.

    See:
    Units of the Royal Australian Air Force:A Concise History - Vol.1. Introduction, Bases, Supporting Organisations.
    RAAF Historical Section (Compiler)
    Canberra:A.G.P.S.,1995.
    p.89.

    Col
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    MALAYSIA - HILL, John Donald - Cpl - 51549 - 1 Sqdn - RAAF.

    No.1 (Attack) Squadron, Labuan,

    20 October 1945 - Cpl. HILL, J. D., died of heart failure shortly after admission to 29 M.C.S..

    21 October 1945 - Funeral of Cpl HILL, J. D. After a short service in Squadron chapel, burial took place in War Cemetery.

    See: No.1 Sqn RAAF ORB. A.50. p.457 of 462.

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    MASTERS, Erica Mary WAAF - the Western Morning News of October 30th 1945 reports that she died at the North Devon Infirmary in Barnstaple as the result of serious injuries sustained when the service lorry in which she was travelling overturned. She had been travelling from R.A.F. Chivenor with a party of WAAFs to Bideford to take part in the Bideford Thanksgiving Savings Weekend, when the lorry overturned at Fremington after hitting a bridge.

    The North Devon Jounral of December 28th 1945 reports the findings of the inquest, which found the driver of the lorry guilty of "culpable negligence", and he was committed to trial at Devon Assize "on a charge of manslaughter or such other indictment as might then and there be preferred against him." Witnesses had reported his driving as "careless and wreckless."

    Finally, the Wetern Times of February 22nd 1946 reports that the driver was acquitted on the charge of manslaughter, and also found not guilty of the charge of dangerous driving. He had been a rear gunner during the war, and had survived being shot down over Rumania in 1944 and being made P.o.W.

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    UK
    MASTERS, Erica Mary - Cpl - registered in Barnstaple.
    HUNT, Harold - Cpl - registered in Burton upon Trent.
    JOHNSON, Albert - LAC - not Eng/Wales?.
    MOORE, Frank Edward - Sgt - 641493 - probably killed whilst flying in Dakota III, KG439 of No 435 Sqn, which crashed near Sanderstead in Surrey on take off following an engine failure.
    TORODE, George Roderic John - LAC - registered in Uxbridge.

    INDIA
    BLACKLER, Richard Alan - LAC - 4 SMU.
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    Malcolm

    JOHNSON, Albert - nothing on Scotland's People.

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    There is an Albert Johnson aged 30 registered in Hull but it is in the third quarter of 1946, so could CWGC be a year out?

    Malcolm

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    Malcolm

    I think you're rihght. The anouncements section in the Hull Daily Mail of October 21st 1946 has these two entries:

    JOHNSON - Albert, dearly beloved husband of Kathleen...died Oct 20th, A.R.H. [Anlaby Road Hospital in Hull perhaps?], aged 30.

    JOHNSON - Albert, died Oct 20th, aged 30 years.

    Age, date and spouse's name all match, as does the Hull connection. Looks like the CWGC entry is indeed erroneous.

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    Hi Simon

    Anlaby Road is in Hull and is now the site of Hull Royal Infirmary, where my father-in-law died just before Christmas.

    Malcolm

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