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    Default 71 OTU Ismailia, F/O W E Marsh, lost 6/2/44. (moved)

    Can any N Africa theatre of operations experts please help me with some details of this loss? F/O 146725 William Ernest Marsh, died Sun 6/2/44 and lies in Moascar cemetery, but have not been able to find any further details. Was this a loss during training for desert operations or due to another cause? ... For " The Airmen of West Lancashire - Roll of Honour" Many thanks in advance.
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    Hello Alan,
    I have moved this post to the GENERAL area so it will get more views.

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    Bruce
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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce dennis View Post
    Hello Alan,
    I have moved this post to the GENERAL area so it will get more views.

    Regards,
    Bruce
    Apologies and thanks Bruce, tripped up there as it's a while since I have posted, excellent new format!

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    Alan

    The National Probate Calendar records that he died at Fayid, Egypt. His death was reported in the Liverpool Echo of March 24th 1944:

    Mrs. G. Marsh, 8, Hillcrest Road, Ormskirk, has been notified that her eldest son, Flying Officer William Ernest (Bill) Marsh, has been lost on active service in the Middle East. Age 27, he had been in the R.A.F. four years, and was an old boy of the Alsop High School. Liverpool.

    Casualty Communique No. 373 in Flight Magazine of April 20th 1944 has a F/O W. E. Marsh, Killed on Active Service.

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    Hi Alan,

    Desert Flyer: The Log and Journal of Flying Officer William E. Marsh by Martyn R. Ford-Jones

    https://books.google.cz/books/about/...AJ&redir_esc=y

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    Stunned, I knew nothing of the published journal either, which illustrates my reasons for compiling the local Roll of Honour rather well, to ensure the stories of the faceless names on local memorials are more widely told and known. Thank you everyone, due credit will be included in the write up!

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    Thanks Mojmir....ordering it now.... Regards.... Alan.

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    Thank you Simon...regards...Alan.

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