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    460406 - Unaccounted Airmen - 06-04-1946

    From Henk's List -

    GERMANY
    MIRRLEES, William - Cpl - 617394 - RAF - Hamburg Cemetery, Germany.

    NEW ZEALAND
    FIFIELD, Maurice Frederick - F/Lt(Pilot) - 427494 - RNZAF - Geraldine Cemetery, Timaru District, New Zealand.

    SOUTH AFRICA
    DARVALL, Alfred - Leading Air Mechanic - 192521 - SAAF - Cape Town ( Maitland ) Cemetery, Western Cape, South Africa.

    UK
    COPE, Raymond - LAC - 1617202 - RAFVR - Beckenham Crematorium & Cemetery, Kent.
    FREW, Henry Shanks Keith - LAC - 967656 - RAFVR - Edinburgh ( Warriston ) Crematorium, Edinburgh.

    From CWGC, Krzystka's & Geoff's Sites -

    UK
    SEMMELROTH, Erhard - GAF - Cannock Chase War Cemetery, Staffordshire.
    SHARMAN, Paul Carol Blaise - W/O(Pilot) - 1512816 - RAFVR - 216 Sqdn - Cambridge City Cemetery, Cambridgeshire.

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    Hi


    GERMANY
    MIRRLEES, William - Cpl - 124 Wing.

    UK
    COPE, Raymond - LAC - registered in Swindon (RAF Hospital, Wroughton?).
    FREW, Henry Shanks Keith - LAC - not Eng/Wales?.

    Malcolm

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    Alex/Malcolm

    GERMANY
    MIRRLEES, William - Cpl - 617394 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at 94 British General Hospital, B.A.O.R.

    UK
    COPE, Raymond - LAC - 1617202 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at St. Margaret's Hospital, Stratton St. Margaret's, near Swindon.

    FREW, Henry Shanks Keith - LAC - 967656 - the Statutory Deaths Register on the Scotland's People website records that he died at 11.30 a.m. at Ivydene, Dunblane, due to cancer.

    SHARMAN, Paul Carol Blaise - W/O(Pilot) - 1512816 - the National Probate Calendar records the following:

    GABRIELSON Paul Carol Blaise Sharman or SHARMAN Paul Carol Blaise of Picton Hall, Buxton, died 26 April 1946 [note date] near Hindringham, Norfolk.

    So, given the amended date, was he killed in Beaufighter TF.10 RD502 of 254 Sqn, stalled at low altitude on air test and dived into the ground, Hindringham, Norfolk - 2 killed (Broken Wings, Halley, page 39)...?

    EDIT: and possibly the other casualty:

    http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/ca...VILLE%20TREVOR

    SEMMELROTH, Erhard - GAF - the Lichfield Mercury of April 12th 1946 reported the following:

    Lorry full of German prisoners overturns at Freeford
    One killed and nineteen injured.
    The over-turning of a lorry at Freeford on Wednesday of last week resulted in the death of a German prisoner of war and injuries to nineteen others. The deceased was Erhard Semmelroth, of Nuremburg, who died in the Burntwood Emergency on Saturday.
    The Coroner said deceased was one of a working party of about twenty returning from Whittington Barracks to Teddesley in a motor lorry at 5.10pm the previous Wednesday. The vehicle was being driven by George Thomas Charles along the main road at Freeford, and when approaching a left hand bend he applied the foot brake. The lorry then rocked and turned over. The injured were taken to the Burntwood Emergency Hospital and detained. Deceased died on the following Saturday from a fractured base of the skull.


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    Simon
    Last edited by wwrsimon; 24th June 2017 at 17:07. Reason: Added Cordon info/amended Lichfield

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    Sharman was in RD502 on 26 April.

    Malcolm

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    Hello Simon and Malcolm,
    This is from CWGC -
    http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/ca...CAROL%20BLAISE
    Found by only entering the service number, so am at a loss on this one

    And this by only entering the name Gabrielson -
    http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead.aspx?cpage=1
    Alex
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 24th June 2017 at 18:42.

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    Thanks Malcolm.

    Alex, the CWGC website entry for him has April 6th, as does the scan of the Register, but the scan of the Graves Registration Report does indeed have April 26th:

    http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/ca...CAROL%20BLAISE

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    I got the details from 'Final Landings' so the F1180 obviously also has 26 Apr, 6 Apr probably a typo in the register

    He probably served as Sharman and dropped the Gabrielson.

    Malcolm

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