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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 12-1-1941

    What caused the death of and/or what were the places of death registration for:

    AC2 Guillermo ASHMORE - 840452 - 1 BC, 901 (Balloon) Sqn, Abbeywood, London) - not found in Flight archives;
    AC1 Horace W. BRACHER - 841819 - 2 BC, 903 (Balloon) Sqn, Forest Hill, Surrey - killed on active service;
    W/O Herbert CHARMER - 553673 - not found in Flight archives;
    AC2 Edward W. COSSEY - 1185146 - 903 (Balloon) Sqn - killed on active service;
    AC2 Alfred A. FLINT - 1251995 - 901 (Balloon) Sqn - died of wounds or injuries received on active service, and
    AC2 Harry GREENWOOD - 994332.

    Balloon Sqn personnel may have been casualties in air raids and only one proposed aircraft loss for this day:

    Blenheim IV - 2 (C)OTU - damaged byond repair in accident; no more info.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    Bracher,38, and Flint,33, are registered at Woolwich, I also found a George Ashmore,30, at Woolwich. Charmer,40, is registered at Todmorden, W. Yorkshire. Cossey,30, is registered at Camberwell, E London North of the Thames. Greenwood,27, is registered at Christchurch,Hampshire.
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    Thanks Dick; Woolwich may all have been air raid casualties.
    Regards,
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    Slight correction - Camberwell is in South East London, South of the Thames

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    Thanks Eddie, took note.
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    Hi
    Thanks Eddie, you wouldn't think I was born and brought up in S W London!!, but in Fulham N of the river. I got it into my head it was Clerkenwell. Sorry everybody!, but a death registered in Camberwell could be right for a Balloon Unit based in Woolwich and dispersed in that part ol London.
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    KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE.—A/C.2 G. Ashmore, 1840451 <-- Note Flight magazine have printed 1 at end of serial number.

    I can find only part of a hidden family tree on Ancestry.com which has a Guillermo Ashmore born in Columbia in 1906. Can't be that many one would think.

    Died on active service - AC2 H Greenwood and again Flight have the last digit of his serial number wrong/different, 994333.
    Last edited by dennis_burke; 18th June 2009 at 22:33. Reason: added Greenwood
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    Thanks Dennis. ASHMORE may have been an air raid's casualty.
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    Hello

    AC2 Edward W. COSSEY - 1185146 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at 12 Champion Hill, Camberwell.

    AC2 Alfred A. FLINT - 1251995 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at Plumstead.

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