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    Default Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry ) WW1

    Parts of this are now available on British Newspaper Archive

    https://www.britishnewspaperarchive....-air-ministry-

    I wonder if a similar list was published in WW2 and this is where the newspapers got their lists from ??

    Looks like WW1 published each week on a Tuesday, I wonder if WW2 was the same

    I had a quick look at some of the results on the free search

    Looks like Weekly List was an aggregation of daily lists which are dated

    Air Ministry Dally List of November 30th 1918 {No. 183) In Two Parts. ROYAL AIR FORCE

    Also repatriated and wounded are named not just killed or wounded

    I wonder if official publication or private re-publication of official list

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    Sample of Header for this.


    WEEKLY CASUALTY LIST (WAR OFFICE & AIR MINISTRY).
    PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY.
    Weekly List No. 74.] TUESDAY. DECEMBER 31st, 1918
    Registered at the G.P.O. as a Newspaper.

    This number contains the Four War Office Daily Lists (No. 5754 to No. 5757) and the Four Air Ministry Daily Lists (No. 201 to No. 204), dated December 21st,, 23rd, 27th, and 28th. These Daily Lists have not been modified since their original compilation (on the dates named) to cover other casualties to the soldier reported later. Such later casualties will be found in a later list in this or a subsequent number. In the lists of Warrant Officers, Non-commissioned Officers and Men, the town shown against each Soldiers name is the home of his next-of-kin, except where followed by the abbreviation "Enit." when it is his place of enlistment.



    I have some sample Officers names in the edition who died around Dec 3rd to Dec 9th

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    Paul

    I think this links with our discussions in http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...ry-Communiques

    Regards

    Pete
    Main areas of research:

    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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