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    470206 - Unaccounted Airmen - 06-02-1947

    From Henk's List -

    GERMANY
    WESTBROOK, Charles - W/O - 359894 - RAF.
    Hamburg Cemetery, Hamburg, Germany.

    SOUTH AFRICA
    LYTTLETON-LAMBERT, N. F. - W/O Class II - 100527V - SAAF - M. B. E.
    Kimberly ( Dutoitspan ) Cemetery, Northern Cape, South Africa.

    UK
    BENNETT, Harry James - LAC - 115209 - RAFVR.
    Stoke-On-Trent ( Hartshill ) Cemetery, Staffordshire.
    BOILEAU, Frank - Cpl - 1280123 - RAFVR - B.E.M.
    Battersea Rise Cemetery, London.

    From CWGC

    CHINA ( inc Hong Kong )
    HEWITT, Bernard Wesley - S/Lt(A) - HMS Venerable - RNVR.
    Hong Kong Cemetery, China(inc Hong Kong ).

    JAPAN
    COOKE, William Markland - W/O(P) - 1476452 - RAFVR - 17 Sqn.
    Yokohama War Cemetery, Japan.

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    Hello

    GERMANY
    WESTBROOK, Charles - W/O - 359894 - R.A.F. Station, Lubeck. The National Probate Calendar records that he died at No. 94 British Military Hospital, Hamburg. The Western Daily Press of February 11th 1947 carried an announcement of his death, which records that he died "as the result of an accident."

    UK
    BENNETT, Harry James - LAC - 1155209 - registered Stoke-on-Trent.

    BOILEAU, Frank - Cpl - 1280123 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at St. James Hospital, Balham, London. A family tree on ancestry.co.uk records that is B.E.M. was gazetted LG January 1st 1945, for service with No. 8 O.T.U., Canada. Details in AFRO 89/45 dated Janaury 19th 1945.

    CHINA ( inc Hong Kong )
    HEWITT, Bernard Wesley - S/Lt(A) - HMS Venerable - the Brimingham Daily Gazette of February 13th 1947 reported that he died in Hong Kong following a shooting accident.

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    Corporal Boileau was discharged from the RAFVR with a disability pension. He settled at 55 Thurleigh Road, Battersea, and returned to employment as a Shipping Clerk. He died of tuberculosis on the 6th of February 1947, aged 34 years, in Saint James’ Hospital, Balham, and was buried by his wife and family in Battersea Rise Cemetery.

    As previously highlighted, he was awarded the British Empire Medal whilst serving at No.8 Operational Training Unit, Greenwood, Nova Scotia, the award being announced in the London Gazette of 1 January 1945 and RCAF AFRO 89/45 dated 19 January 1945:

    “This non-commissioned officer, in charge of the Training Wing Orderly Room at this unit, has maintained an efficient and well organised office during his period of service here. For the past several months, through a period of change and under difficult conditions, he has cheerfully and capably performed administrative duties far beyond the requirements of his rank. He has been a source of strength to his superiors and his devotion to duty has been exemplary.”
    In fond memory of Corporal James Oakland AGC (RMP), killed in action in Afghanistan on 22 October 2009. Exemplo Ducemus.

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