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    I went to my son's school remembrance service on Sunday and they provide a Roll of Honour for the School which was also read out - I had a quick look at all the names for RAF

    I am excluding WW1 and post ww2 names

    I checked a few of the names on the CWGC and it is obvious that they have at least 1 duplication and I am missing some details like cause of death can you add them?

    There is also one complete mystery

    Note: They just provided the name in the booklet and only initials are on the actual war memorial

    1) Percival John BAKER

    Flying Officer (Navigator) 151520
    RAFVR
    272 Sqn Died 28/08/1944 Aged 21
    Buried Genoa, Italy


    2) Ernest John BEASLEY

    Pilot Officer 103012 (ex 1376237)
    RAFVR
    Died 30/04/1942 Aged 27
    Buried Chennai India

    4) Edgar Glynn CHALLIS

    Flight Sergeant (Air Gunner) 434619
    RAAF
    DOB 17-12-1921
    Died 02/08/1944 Aged 22
    Buried France
    Lancaster ND346 PO-E 467 Sqn

    5) Robert CHAPPLE
    Robert Harry George CHAPPLE
    Leading Aircraftman 926751
    RAFVR
    Died 08/07/1945 Aged 28
    Consolidated B-24J Liberator; KH296; JS-J 321 (Dutch) Sqdn

    6) Philip George CLARK
    Sergeant (Observer) 918535
    RAFVR
    Died 27/12/19 Aged 27
    77 Sqn

    7) Frank Victor James DUNSTONE
    Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1608367
    RAFVR
    Died 08/02/1945 Aged 26
    57 Sqn Lancaster PB382
    Buried Sweden

    8) Ronald EDWARDS
    Pilot Officer 84917 (ex 741994)
    RAFVR
    Died 11/07/1941 Aged 23
    221 Sqn. Vickers Wellington VIII W5631 DF-T 221
    Runnymede Memorial

    9) Eric Dadley FOULKES
    Eric Dudley FOULKES
    Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1852446
    RAFVR
    Died 03/06/1944 640 Sqd Halifax MZ677
    Buried France

    13) Robert HOOKER (also listed as 21) R H RAMPTON)
    Robert Hooker RAMPTON
    Sgt 749503
    Died 25/07/1941 50 Sqn
    Handley Page Hampden Mk I AE234
    Buried UK - Born 2nd Qtr 1921 Reading

    14) George C JEFFERIES - Freebmd has George Jefferies 2nd Qtr 1921 Hungerfold
    George JEFFERIES
    Sgt 926101
    RAFVR
    Died 17/05/1942 Aged 21
    42 Sqn
    Runnymede Memorial

    19) Oswald Herbert LEGGETT
    Sgt 906073
    RAFVR
    Died 20/03/1942 Aged 20
    104 Sqn Wellington Z8510 'R'

    20) John Alfred PLUMB
    Pilot Officer (Pilot) 33547
    RAF
    Died 19/05/1940 Aged 20
    4 Sqn Lysander N1296

    21) R H RAMPTON (see 17 ROBERT HOOKER above)

    22) Humphrey Peter ROBINSON
    Flight Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1380701
    RAFVR
    Died 22/10/1943 Born 4th Qtr 1922
    103 Sqn Lancaster II JB376
    Buried Germany


    Mystery Man

    12) A H HATTON - This is what is also on Memorial

    Cannot find anyone that matches details on CWGC

    May be

    Hatton Allan P Hatton Reading Born 1916 (though not on CWGC)

    Other 'South East Hatton' are

    Sergeant (Pilot) ALAN SYDNEY HATTON Service Number 1182470 Died 12/04/1942
    Aged 19
    107 Sqdn.
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve


    Sergeant
    HATTON, ANTHONY ALBERT
    Service Number 1354085

    Died 18/04/1944

    Aged 23

    46 Sqdn.
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

    Paul
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    I think Baker was on


    Beaufighter VI V8888 (ORB hard to read) which went missing night 27/28 August 1944 (pilot F/Lt Henry Scholefeld #49199) can anyone confirm the loss of this aircraft on this date?

    Thnaks

    Paul

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    GEORGE JEFFERIES

    Beaufort - 42 Sqdn - AW383 - 17May42

    Beaufort AW383 on 17th May 1942, took part in a raid against the German battleship
    Prinz Eugen, which had been located off Lista, Norway AW383 was shot down by flak

    Crew:

    RAAF 402148 FO Archer, R B DFC Captain (Pilot) †
    RNZAF Flt Sgt D N Keeling, (Observer) †
    RAF Sgt B Cain, (Wireless Air Gunner) †
    RAF Sgt G Jefferies, (Wireless Air Gunner) †

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    CLARK, PHILIP GEORGE
    Service Number 918535

    Died 27/12/1941
    27-28 December 1941

    77 Squadron
    Whitley V Z9226 KN-
    Op. Dusseldorf

    The aircraft took off from Leeming at 1652 hrs. All are buried in Dusseldorf War Cemetery.

    Crew.
    P/O. A D. Scott-Martin +
    P/O. J N. Chisholm +
    Sgt. P G. Clark +
    Sgt. S G. Thompson +
    Sgt. W. Jowett RCAF +

    'Bomber Command Losses' Vol.2 - W R. Chorley.

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    Hi Paul,

    From my experience it’s not all that unusual, I wrote a book on the local war memorial (88 Australian names)on the Aussies killed in WWII, Korea and Vietnam, not only were there four missing but one I could not trace in any branch of the service. The same for a school I have some dealings with (161 names) one name could have fitted a number of people.

    With the local memorial the original list was made up of names published in the local papers at the time, not the best source material.

    Regards,

    John.

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    ABS serials for V8888; '301 FTU/1 OADU/255/272 Missing from attack on ship off Albenga, Italy 28-8-1944'.

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    DaveW

    Thanks for confirming serial as V8888

    Paul

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    2) Ernest John BEASLEY

    Pilot Officer 103012 (ex 1376237)
    RAFVR
    Died 30/04/1942 Aged 27
    Buried Chennai India

    Just found out he was in and ADU Aircraft Delivery Unit

    Also Henk did not apparently have him listed

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    Default Re: Reading Blue Coats School Roll of Honours 1939 to 1945 RAF Names

    Full crew MZ677

    Crew Killed

    Sergeant Eric Dudley FOULKES (1852446) Air Gunner
    Sergeant Clarence Arthur PARTRIDGE (1623818) Flight Engineer
    Sergeant George William Dennis SCOTT (2209627) Air Gunner
    Flight Lieutenant John Walrod Seymour SKINNER (108951) Pilot from Barbados

    Crew PoW
    Sgt Peter Adrian TANNEN (1323466) - Navigator
    Sgt Bertram Harry WRIGHT (1339374) - Bomb Aimer


    Evader

    Sgt Jack Robert MARTIN (1397310) - Wireless Operator/Air Gunner

    Adds tro http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?uniq=MZ677

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    Since then Can now correct

    As I have ID'd all names on memorial now this one is wrong


    14) George C JEFFERIES - Freebmd has George Jefferies 2nd Qtr 1921 Hungerfold
    George JEFFERIES
    Sgt 926101
    RAFVR
    Died 17/05/1942 Aged 21
    42 Sqn
    Runnymede Memorial


    The correct name for this is Major Cyril George Jefferies 23 July 1941 Royal Engineers -- Not RAF
    Son of Charles and Marjorie Jefferies from Denchworth, a small village two miles north-west of Wantage. He was born on the 19th July 1906, attended the School as a border between 1918 and 1921,


    Of course A H Hatton - is Allan Price Hatton - Served as Allan Priest and killed Vickers Wellington Mk.IC R1538 of No.28 Operational Training Unit, crashed near Dilhorne in Staffordshire during the early hours of the 30th January 1943

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