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    460920 - Unaccounted Airmen - 20-09-1946

    From Henk's List -

    NEW ZEALAND
    HUGHAN, James Gavin - AC2c - 461351 - RNZAF.
    Wellington ( Karori ) Cemetery, Wellington City, New Zealand.

    UK
    ATKINSON, Cecil Clarence ( Jamaican ) - AC2c - 724087 - RAFVR.
    Donington ( St. Cuthbert ) Churchyard, Albrighton, Shropshire.
    BENNETT, Robert Edward - LAC - 145376 - RAFVR.
    Windsor Cemetery, Berkshire.
    STONES, Harold Neville - W/O - 1625821 - RAFVR.
    Sheffield ( Abbey Lane ) Cemetery, Yorkshire.

    From CWGC & Geoff's Sites -

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    Alex

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    ATKINSON, Cecil Clarence ( Jamaican ) - AC2c - 724087 - registered Wenlock? There's a Cecil Atkinson, aged 23 registered there on FreeBMD, but a family tree on ancestry.co.uk has his date of birth as July 29th 1919.

    BENNETT, Robert Edward - LAC - 145376 - registered Abingdon.

    STONES, Harold Neville - W/O - 1625821 - the Western Daily Press of September 21st 1946, amongst other newspapers at the time, reported the following:

    TRAIN CRASHES OVER EMBANKMENT
    One Killed and 17 Injured
    One man was killed and 17 people injured, when four coaches of a crowded holiday train bound from Victoria to Ramsgate crashed over a 20 foot embankment while rounding a bend just outside Catford Station, London, yesterday afternoon. Many passengers, including women and children, were trapped in the wreckage but the most remarkable thing was that there was only one death.
    The dead man was Mr Harold Neville Stone (23), of Southgrove Road, Sheffield, who was demobilised from the R.A.F. only last week after serving five years as a warrant officer air gunner. He took part in 30 operational flights and once had an amazing escape when his bomber collided with another in mid-air. He was on his way to a Squadron reunion at Margate, his mother said last night.
    It is thought that the crash was caused by a subsidence of the permanent way due to the recent rain.


    Regards

    Simon

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