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    460815 - Unaccounted Airmen - 15-08-1946

    From Henk's List -

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    FREEMAN, Ernest Charles - Sgt - 1203634 - RAFVR.
    Long Eaton Cemetery, Derbyshire.
    PEARD, Eric Lewis - Cpl - 1461915 - RAFVR.
    Golders Green Crematorium, Middlesex.

    From CWGC & Geoff's Sites -

    GAMBIA
    KNOX, Thomas Edward Chambers - LAC - 536623 - RAF.
    Fajara War Cemetery, Gambia.

    Alex

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    Hi

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    FREEMAN, Ernest Charles - Sgt - registered in Barnet
    PEARD, Eric Lewis - Cpl - registered in Barnet

    From CWGC & Geoff's Sites -

    GAMBIA
    KNOX, Thomas Edward Chambers - LAC - RAF Yungun

    Malcolm

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    Re Knox:

    I think you mean Yundum, Malcolm, now known as Banjul International Airport.

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    Alex, and Malcolm

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    FREEMAN, Ernest Charles - Sgt - 1203634 - not sure about Barnet - perhaps a typo Malcolm? FreeBMD has Ernest C. Freeman, aged 39, death registered at Barnstaple. The National Probate Calendar records that he died at Grangewood, Torrs Park, Ilfracombe.

    PEARD, Eric Lewis - Cpl - 1461915 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at Wellhouse Hospital, Barnet.

    GAMBIA
    KNOX, Thomas Edward Chambers - LAC - 536623 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at Tundum, Bathurst, Gambia, and also records his third Christian name as Charles, rather than Chambers.

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    Having searched the Internet I'm reasonably sure there is no such place as Tundum, Simon. I suggest the 'T' of Tundum is a typo for the 'Y' of Yundum - the two letters are next to each other on the QWERTY keyboard.

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    Fair point Brian, thanks. As I mentioned in my post, the NPC entry also got his third name wrong - perhaps when it was typed/typset the original source's handwriting wasn't the most legible.

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    I just repeated what was in the GRO list, I should have realised at the time it was wrong, my apologies

    I also should have written Barnstaple not Barnet, not having a good day today.

    Malcolm
    Last edited by malcolm_raf; 4th March 2018 at 19:06.

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    Hello,
    Regard to Charles or Chambers.
    CWGC has -
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/c...ward-chambers/

    So will stick with Chambers for now.
    Alex

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