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    Sergeant Shepherd SOTHERAN (751010):

    His unit is listed as 2 S.o.A.C. on the Graves Registration Report, and Graham Warner on page 248 of his Bristol Blenheim book has:

    Death registered at Andover, so possibly Blenheim N3555 of 2 School of Army Co-Operation. Crashed when hit trees at Andover on night take off, crashed 2 miles west of airfield, destroyed by fire. P/O George R. LAMBERT - 42846 - RAF [from Canada]) and one unnamed WOp/AG killed.

    Furthermore, the Middlesbrough Daily Gazette of July 9th 1940 reported the following:

    News has been received of the death in a flying accident of Sergt. Shepherd Sotheran (32), of 69, Sandringham Road, West Hartlepool. He was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Sotehran, of 4, King Street, Hartlepool.

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    Flying Officer Oswald St. John PIGG (39678)

    Is he really unnaccounted, or is there some doubt about the ID of his Spitfire P9458?

    http://www.bbm.org.uk/airmen/Pigg.htm

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    Aircraftman 1st Class Alexander GREIG (867836):

    The Hartlepool Mail of December 10th 1940 reported the following:

    TRANSPORTER FATALITY
    There was a fatal accident at the Tees Transporter last night. Alexander Greig (37), whose home address is 115 Biddelstone Road, Newcastle, was in charge of a military vehicle which was being taken over by the travelling car. For some reason his vehicle ran forward just as the car was stopping. It dropped down the side of the bridge into the safety trap underneath. Grieg, when recovered, was dead. Death had been instantaneous.

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    B B Amm



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    Bryce Bothwell Amm
    South Africa, Transvaal, Probate Records from the Master of the Supreme Court, 1869-1958
    birth:
    1918
    Transvaal
    death:
    22 March 1940
    Diepkloof District Heidelberg Transvaal
    probate:
    1940
    Transvaal, South Africa


    He was killed as a result of crash of ZS-AIX Cessna C-34 Airmaster 340
    Written off Heilelberg 25.3.40

    Date wrong death cert confirms crash 22.3.40

    The South African ones are getting easier


    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61...681&cc=2520237

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    J E Lush is


    James Edwin Lush
    South Africa, Pietermaritzburg Estate Files 1846-1950
    Name: James Edwin Lush
    Event Type: Probate
    Event Date: 1940
    Event Place: Natal, South Africa
    Age: 39
    Relationship to Deceased: Deceased
    Birth Year (Estimated): 1901
    Birthplace: England
    Death Date: 28 Mar 1940
    Death Place: Durban

    He died at the Seaforth Hotel Durban where he was living with his family. His wife was with him when he died but cause of death is not stated on Probate

    However it was either natural or accident

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    Update 1 and also new entry from Geoff Negus on ABIX

    JOHANNESBURG (BRIXTON) CEMETERY
    22.3.40 639627 2nd Lt Bryce Bothwell Amm, SAAF, CAT Depot, 21. Cessna Airmaster ZS-AIX crashed into high ground while flying in cloud near Heidelberg. Son of Mr and Mrs A P Amm, of Johannesburg.

    THABA TSHWANE (OLD No. 1) MILITARY CEMETERY, Gauteng
    22.3.40 103193 Pupil Plt John Howard Steytler Solomon, SAAF, CAT Depot, 22. Cessna Airmaster ZS-AIX crashed into high ground while flying in cloud near Heidelberg. Son of Charles W Solomon and Annie E C Solomon, of Cape Town.

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    A J Du Plooy MAY be this guy but dates a bit different and age may also count against him?

    He apparently died at home with son present so most likely natural

    Andrew Joseph Du Plooy
    South Africa, Pietermaritzburg Estate Files 1846-1950
    Name: Andrew Joseph Du Plooy
    Event Type: Probate
    Event Date: 1940
    Event Place: Natal, South Africa
    Age: 55
    Relationship to Deceased: Deceased
    Birth Year (Estimated): 1885
    Birthplace: Bergville
    Death Date: 10 Apr 1940
    Death Place: Bergville

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    Charles Edward Stuart Campbell
    South Africa, Transvaal, Probate Records from the Master of the Supreme Court, 1869-1958
    Name: Charles Edward Stuart Campbell
    Event Type: Probate
    Event Date: 1940
    Event Place: Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa
    Event Place: Pretoria
    Age: 26
    Birth Year (Estimated): 1914
    Birthplace: Dordrecht
    Death Date: 31 Mar 1940
    Death Place: Pretoria

    Fractured Skull when crashed his motor cycle into a wall

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    Pupil Pilot Jozua ESTERHUIZEN (47820)
    Killed in crash of DH 60GH Moth ZS-AKO on 2.4.40

    Pretoria following bird strike at 500 ft.

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    W O Goble is


    William Oswald Goble
    BIRTH
    unknown
    DEATH
    8 Apr 1940
    Cape Town, City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa
    BURIAL
    Maitland Cemetery
    Maitland, City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa
    PLOT
    Sec. 1. Grave 23440A
    MEMORIAL ID
    161285705 View Source

    Died at military training camp Bloefontain

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