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    Another two local to me killed in RTC's at RAF Balderton :

    MURDIE, THOMAS SYDNEY WALKER
    Rank: Leading Aircraftman
    Service No: 632298
    Date of Death: 03/02/1944
    Age: 23
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
    Grave Reference: New Sec. Grave 974.
    Cemetery: ASHINGTON (HOLY SEPULCHRE) CHURCHYARD
    Additional Information: Son of Margaret Elizabeth Murdie, of Ashington. Knocked down and killed in Spring Lane, Balderton, by a Jeep driven by Joe Lee Blenkinship of the US Army Air Force.


    WALLS, CHARLES LESLIE
    Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class
    Service No: 1526894
    Date of Death: 11/12/1941
    Age: 21
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Grave Reference: Grave 2398.
    Cemetery: ASCOT (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD EXTENSION
    Additional Information: Son of Leslie Henry and Florence Grace Walls, of Ascot. Was killed as he strolled towards his lunch on Spring Lane, Balderton, when he was struck by a lorry driven by a fellow airman.
    A greasy, mud-caked road was blamed at the subsequent inquest.

    And just for note Newark upon Trent and RAF Balderton are and were most definitely in Nottinghamshire not like stated on some sites.
    Reported in the Newark Advertiser and Newark Herald held at the Newark Library.

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    Noggin

    Thanks for posting the information about Murdie - he's one of my local airmen. The Morpeth Herald of February 18th 1944 reported:

    DEATHS
    MURDIE, Ashington 73 Poplar Street (died at Newark General Hospital), 3rd Inst., aged 23 years, L.A.C. Thomas Sidney Walker (R.A.F.), beloved son of Margaret Elizabeth Murdie. Was interred at Ashington Churchyard, Wednesday, 9th Feb., 1944.


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    Hello noggin1969,
    Thanks for posting these details. I have moved your post to a new thread so the subjects will stand out.

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