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    Default 451213 - Unaccounted Airwoman & Airmen - 13-12-1945

    Hello,

    451213 - Unaccounted Airwoman & Airmen - 13-12-1945

    From Henk's List -

    WAAF
    UK
    CHURCH, Dorothy - LACW - 2142041 - WAAF - Canterbury Cemetery, Kent.

    UK
    JENNINGS, Jesse William Henry - F/Lt - 51133 - RAF - Bristol (Arnosvale) Cemetery, Gloucester shire.
    VALLANCE, Eric William - F/Sgt - 1353544 - 2789 Sqn RAF Regiment, RAFVR - Mortlake Crematorium, Surrey.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    AUSTRALIA
    McCAULEY, John Charles - LAC - 127249 - RAAF - Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria.

    FRANCE
    LEMONNIER, Jacques J B - Sgt(Pilot) - 36060 - FAF - 80 OTU - Bourville Tonneville Churchyard, France - [Spitfire IX - BS242 in collision with BS463].

    MALAYSIA
    DUNNETT, Stephen Falconer - F/O(Pilot) - 179774 - 211 Sqn - RAFVR - Taiping War Cemetery, Malaysia - [ Mosquito VI - RF588 - 211 Sqn ].
    ENGLAND, James Edward - Captain - M.C - Intelligence Corps - Passenger - [ Date of death 15th December 1945, photo of headstone can be found in "Findagrave.com"] - Taiping War Cemetery, Malaysia. [Not accessible in either CWGC or Geoff's sites as far as I could find ] - [ Mosquito VI - RF588 - 211 Sqn ].

    UK
    CASTLE, Ivor - P/O(WoP) - 201308 - RAFVR - Oxford (Botley) Cemetery, Oxfordshire - [ Wellington XIII - NC446 - 26 OTU ].
    DeWINTER, Reginald Samuel (Rex) - W/O(Nav) - 1629798 - RAFVR - Oxford (Botley) Cemetery, Oxfordshire - [ Wellington XIII - NC446 - 26 OTU].
    FENWICK, Charles - F/O(Pilot) - 55911 - D.F.C - RAF - Cadoxton-Juxta-Neath (SS. Cattwg and Illtyd ) Churchyard, Glamorganshire - [ Wellington XIII - NC446 - 26 OTU ].
    GILLESPIE, Colin Campbell Frew - F/Sgt(WoP/AG) - 1672004 - RAFVR - Auchtermuchty Cemetery, Fifeshire - [ Wellington XIII - NC446 - 26 OTU ].
    RICHARDS, Donald Ernest - Sgt(Nav/Bomber) - 11590458 - RAFVR - Ecclesall(All Saints) Churchyard, Yorkshire - [ Wellington XIII - NC446 - 26 OTU ].
    TIMMS, Bernard Arthur John - Sgt(A/G) - 1805475 - RAFVR - Henson Crematorium, Middlesex - [ Wellington XIII - NC446 - 26 OTU ].
    TREVOR, Guy - F/Lt(Pilot) - 144178 - RAFVR - Castle Eden (St. James ) - Churchyard, Durham - [ Mosquito PR.34 - RG228 - 540 Sqn ].
    WATERSON, Leonard Robert - W/O(Pilot) - 1293879 - RAFVR - Pinner Cemetery, Middlesex - [ Wellington XIII - NC446 - 26 OTU].

    Alex
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    Hi

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    CHURCH, Dorothy - WACW - registered in March.
    JENNINGS, Jesse William Henry - F/Lt - registered in March.

    Malcolm

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    Hello,
    Hope I'm not exposing astounding ignorance, but CWGC has Dorothy Church's WAAF rank simply as LACW. Not seen a WACW before! Enlightenment would be appreciated!
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    Peter Davies
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    Alex/Malcolm

    UK
    VALLANCE, Eric William - F/Sgt - 1353544 - registered Henley.

    UK
    JENNINGS, Jesse William Henry - F/Lt - 51133

    The National Probate Calendar has the following for Jennings:
    JENNINGS, Jesse William Henry of 28 Almorah Road, Bristol 3, who was last seen alive on 13 December 1945 and whose dead body was found on December 15 1945 at Chatteris, Isle of Ely.

    I can't find anything in the papers from the time about the details.

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    Hello Peter,
    Thanks for the notice of error.
    I have problems with the tablet and sometimes it is long after that I find that my typed word comes up a different word or spelling even when I have checked before sending.
    Will correct this one now.
    Thanks
    Alex
    PS
    Malcolm, check your entry re WACW should be LACW as Peter has highlighted.

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    Tks Alex!
    I get the same problems with the spelling auto-correct on Windows 10!! It tries to tell me what to do!
    I thought that as it had been pasted/posted twice it couldn't have been a simple typo! I was trying to get my head round a Warrant AirCraftWoman!! And I'd never heard of one of those!!
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    Hi Alex

    I just put WACW down as a simple error and didn't mention it as I was in a rush.

    I thought Jennings and Church might be linked as they are both registered in March?

    Malcolm

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    Default Re: 451213 - Unaccounted Airwoman & Airmen - 13-12-1945

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    AUSTRALIA.

    127249 LAC John Charles McCAULEY RAAF.

    On 13 December, 1945, LAC (Guard) J C McCAULEY RAAF, died from injuries received from a vehicle accident. LAC McCauley was struck by a large truck and a semi-trailer in Normanby Road, Montague, Melbourne, after falling from an RAAF truck after it hit a bump. The RAAF truck continued on its trip, the driver unaware of what had happened to McCauley. Police preferred no charges against the hapless truck driver.

    Ref: Storr.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 22nd October 2020 at 08:42.

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