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    Default Edem Duke

    It's been a while.

    Anyway, has anyone come across this chap?

    https://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/plea-huddersfield-peoples-memories-ww2-14511391

    EDIT: AIR 78 - Edem Okon Duke 4037333
    Last edited by Amrit; 6th May 2018 at 23:17.
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    Welcome Back :) It really has been a while!

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    Amrit/Jagan,

    Amrit, Welcome back. I spotted a post of yours a few months ago. It was only there for a short time, then vanished. I made mention of it on the Forum, but did not mention your "Handle".

    Col.

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    Amrit (et al)

    EDEM OKON E DUKE
    Gender Unknown(?)
    b. 24 May 1926
    d. Q 4 1990 Tower Hamlets 1190 14 1108
    Service Number looks very odd?

    FREEBMD gives:

    Births Mar 1921
    Duke Edem E (MMS Green) Middlesbro' 9d 1064

    Marriages Sep 1948
    Duke Edem E (m Bates-Whike) Huddersfield 2b 1998

    Marriages Sep 1972
    DUKE EDEM E (m BLAKE) LIVERPOOL 10D 1033

    Definitely a connection with names and with Huddersfield – but a lot does not fit together!!

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    Hello

    Air 78/48 has DUKE, Edem Okon, Service Nš 4037333.

    Also, the Shipley Times and Express, August 28th 1957, carried the following snippet:

    WORKING MEN'S CLUB
    Members of Baildon Working Men's Club were entertained on Saturday by Slim Mortram and Edem Duke, who gave comedy and vocal numbers.


    Regards

    Simon

    EDIT - the Air 78 number is as typed on the card.
    Last edited by wwrsimon; 7th May 2018 at 14:17. Reason: removed repeated link

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    Maybe one to
    Many 3 in Servicw number ?

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    Hello All,

    To try to solve the Numbers problem of 4037333:
    400000-410432 RAF Transfers Army 01-Sep-18
    4030000-4039999 Non ATC Regulars Cardington 01-Feb-48
    Almost looks like an antipodean number? Wild geese are, I fear, waiting to be chased up gum trees!!

    The 1926 b. Duke has ‘Okon’ as a Forename – but that would make him 13 yrs old when he Enlisted!
    The 1921 Duke has no (known?) Okon in the Forenames.
    I cannot find him the list of BofB Pilots.
    The names ‘Edem’ (version of ‘Adam’) and ‘Okon’ have possible West African connections?

    During the setting-up of the Southern Ferry Route there was considerable recruiting in the Caribbean, but no apparent equivalent recruiting in West Africa? Why not?

    It will be very interesting (a) to solve this one, but (b) determining how/why the errors crept in could be equally fascinating?

    HTH
    Peter Davies
    Last edited by Resmoroh; 7th May 2018 at 14:53. Reason: QSD
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    Sorry for the delay in replying. Thank you everyone for your contributions. I'll keep digging.

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