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    In Stalag Luft I West Compound c 1944 appears a Richard Garth Hollis NCO rank however apart from the pow register I am unable to trace him so presumably not a Bomber boy, has anyone come across his name anywhere. He was friendly with a Typhoon pilot another interesting individual J S Slaney.

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    Hi Colin,

    I had a look in “Footprints on the sands of time” he is not listed as a bomber aircrew.

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    John

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    From FWP

    R G Hollis

    Service number1891320Year—Prison camp or ship—CountryGermanyConflictWorld War 2

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    He is a rather illusive chap thanks for the service number that might help a little.

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    Richard Garth Hollis

    b. 8 Oct 1920 Pancras 1b 47 (MMS Whittingham).
    8 Oct 1938 18th birthday
    Mathematical Enlistment date 10 Feb 1943 at Euston (1891320 in Block 1890001-1899799, 1 Jan 43-31 Oct 43)
    Reported Missing: Sgt R G Hollis Flight 15 Jun 1944
    d. Q4 1990 Worthing 18 2269 aged 70.

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    Peter thank you kindly, from the South Coast area of Sussex, that helps a lot.

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    Hi Colin - not sure if this is the same family but istr there used to be a Richard Hollis Estate Agent either near Worthing or perhaps Lewes ?

    From - http://pastfinders.com/sussexhistory...ston_c20th.htm
    Topic - HOLLIS and SCRIBBLE (magazine)
    On November 29th 1948, Mr William Hollis died aged 74, with an estate worth over £14,000 gross but net value nil. His son Richard, himself an estate agent, carried out his father's wishes next year, by preparing a garden, and scattering his father's ashes over the triangle behind the statue of William Shakespeare,

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