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    460506 - Unaccounted Airmen - 06-05-1946

    From Henk's List -

    EGYPT
    WYATT, Francis Charles - W/O(Pilot) - 577271 - RAF - Alexandria ( Hadra ) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt - [ Mosquito XIX - TA127 - 255 Sqdn ].

    UK
    DARROCH, John - AC2c - 1366268 - RAFVR - Paisley ( Hawkhead ) Cemetery, Renfrewshire.
    DASHPER, Robert Bruce - W/C - 26156 - RAF - Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey.
    FOXCROFT, Thomas Francis - LAC - 1012192- RAFVR - 100 Sqdn - Scotforth Cemetery, Lancashire.
    LITTLE, Edmund John Richard - Cpl - 180906 - RAF - Enfield Crematorium, Middlesex.

    From CWGC & Geoff's Sites -

    ZIMBABWE
    NOYI - Pvt - 2633 - Rhodesia Air Askari Corps - Bulawayo ( Lady Stanley Avenue ) Cemetery, Zimbabwe.

    Alex

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    DARROCH, John - AC2 - not Eng/Wales?
    DASHPER, Robert Bruce - W/C - died in the Royal Hospital at Richmond in Surrey.
    FOXCROFT, Thomas Francis - LAC - registered in Lancaster.
    LITTLE, Edmund John Richard - Cpl - registered in Hatfield.

    Malcolm

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    Alex/Malcolm

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    DARROCH, John - AC2c - 1366268 - the Statutory Deaths Register on the Scotland's People website records that he died at 7 Shortroods Avenue, Paisley, as the result of TB of the vertebrae.

    DASHPER, Robert Bruce - W/C - 26156 - the Gloucester Citizen of May 10th reported the following:

    SHOT WING COMMANDER VERDICT
    Two serious charges against a 36-years-old R.A.F. Wing Commander Robert Bruce Dashper, of Hillbrow, Richmond, found shot in the yard of Richmond Police Station early on Monday, were mentioned at the inquest at Kingston-on-Thames today.
    A verdict that Dashper took his life while the balance of his mind was disturbed was recorded.
    Dr. Eric Gardiner said that in addition to the bullet wound, Dashper had a black eye and an abrasion on the bridge of his nose consistent with a blow from a fist.
    Sergt. Sims said tat the Wing Commander had these injuries when was brought into the Police Station on Saturday night.
    The Coroner said that in a note Dashper wrote to his landlady, he said, "My life has not been an altogether happy one, and the future does not look any brighter, so I am saying goodbye to all this."


    FOXCROFT, Thomas Francis - LAC - 1012192 - the Lancaster Guardian of May 10th 1946 reported the following:

    OBITUARY
    Lancaster business circles, sport and the amateur stage, have lost a well-known young personality by the death at Lancaster Royal Infirmary of Mr. Thomas Francis Foxcroft, manager of Messrs. Redmayne's, gentlemen's outfitter's shop in Cheapside.
    Mr. Foxcroft was of a quiet, affable disposition and had a charming ease of making friends. He had only recently been demobilised from the R.A.F. in which he had served for six years, and was only 32 years of age when his fatal illness overtook him.


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    Simon

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    DASHPER, Robert Bruce - W/C - 26156

    Daily Mirror*-*Saturday 11 May 1946
    I had suspected this was the serious*offence..


    "WAS BEATEN UP, SHOOTS HIMSELF* Police-Sergeant Sims said the wing -commander had been treated for a cut on the nose and a bruised eye at the police station, and then bailed out, after being charged with soliciting and indecent assault on a man. At 4.20 a.m. next day a shot was heard and Dashper was found in the yard, with a bullet in the head. A Service revolver was near. He died in hospital. Verdict: Suicide while balance of mind disturbed"

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