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    Aircraftman 1st Class Kenneth HOWDLE (628638) 1940-05-07 United Kingdom Walkington (All Hallows) Churc

    Inquest or* Walkington R.A.F. Man. verdict of Accidental death was recorded at York, yesterday, on Aircraftman Kenneth Howdle (19), a native of Walkington, who was fatally injured at a northern R.A.F. aerodrome on Tuesday when he walked into the propeller ...

    Published: Friday 10 May 1940
    Newspaper: Hull Daily Mail
    County: Yorkshire, England
    Type: Article | Words: 139 | Page: 6 | Tags: none

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    Sergeant Peter Robert LUTLEY (745415) Pilot 1940-05-08 United Kingdom Hawarden (St. Deiniol) Churchy


    KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE.


    —Sergt.-Pilot PETER ROBERT LUTLEY, aged 20 years, of 10, Cawley Road, Chichester.
    late of Ham Farm, Tangmere. Killed on active service. P. 60.

    Bognor Regis Observer - Saturday 18 May 1940

    5 FTS


    8.5.40 Master I N7449 5 FTS Sealand COAN

    AIR 81/2072 1940 Jan 01 - 1941 Dec 31 Sergeant P R Lutley: killed; aircraft accident, Sealand, Master N7449, 5 Flying Training School, 9 May 1940.

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    Sergeant Norman Frederick COOPER (745487) Pilot 1940-07-27 United Kingdom Luton General Cemetery

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    AIR81/2464 Sergeant "M" (Sic) F Cooper: killed; aircraft accident, RAF Sealand, Master N7753, 5 Service Flying Training School, 26 July 1940.

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    Group Captain George Cecil GARDINER () 1940-07-30 RAF Helwan Egypt Cairo War Memorial Cemetery

    Service Number CWGC 04014

    CWGC Link does not work

    https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/c...-george-cecil/


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George..._(RAF_officer)

    Gardiner was promoted to group captain on 1 March 1940,[30] but "died on active service"[31] at Helmieh Hospital[2] on 30 July 1940 while serving as station commander at RAF Helwan, and was buried at the Cairo War Memorial Cemetery.[3] He was survived by his wife Kathleen August Lyle Gardiner of Tiverton, Devon

    Cdg. R.A.F. Station, Helwan, Egypt
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    Aircraftman 1st Class Robert MURTON (541698) 1940-07-28 951 Balloon Sqdn United Kingdom Hawkinge Cemetery

    Western Daily Press - Saturday 03 August 1940

    ACCIDENTALLY SHOT BY COMPANION Inquest on Member of South-West Balloon Barrage STORIES OF TRAGEDY MEMBER of Balloon Barrage crew in the South-West told the coroner at inquest yesterday how last Sunday morning he found a rifle in the cookhouse and picked up with the intention-of placing it in the rack in nearby hut. .He had-hardly moved a pace when he heard report, which he took to be the exhaust of a car. Then he heard a groan, and rushed inside the hut to find a chum of him lying on the floor. This evidence was given by Arthur Reginald Beattie at the inquest on Robert Murton (24), of Folkestone, another membec of the crew. A verdict of "Accidental death" was returned. Medical evidence was given that there was a circular wound the upper part of the chest on the left side. This was the point of entry of a bullet. There was another ragged wound at the back of the chest. Death was due to shock from multiple injuries. A small piece of metal was found in the heart. Police-Sergeant Robert Young said that he found Murton's body in the hut, which was used as a billet. He also found the bullet buried in a beam. HEARD SHOT AND GROAN Corporal Robert Herbert said that at 8 o'clock lasc Sunday morning he was about to leave the hut when he heard shot coming from outside. • I heard a groan, and then I saw Murton iying on the ground," he said. Beattio gave evidence that he went to the cookhouse at about 8 o'clock get breakfast ready " I noticed a rifle in the cookhouse, and I picked it up with the intention of placing it in the rack in the hut." In answer to a question by the coroner he said he did not expect to find a loaded rifle in the cookhouse. " I had not moved a pace," continued Beattie, " when I heard a report which I took to be the exhaust of a car." The coroner: Did you realise that was the rifle you were holding that had gone off? —I did not realise at the time. Witness said that he heard groan, and rushed inside the hut, and found Murton lying on the floor.

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    Leading Aircraftman Harry GOULDING (334035) 1940-07-25 611 Sqdn United Kingdom St. Helens Cemetery

    Leading Aircraftman’s Funeral.—The funeral took place at St. Helens, today, of
    Leading Aircraftman Harry Goulding, of Windleshaw-road, St. Helens,
    who died on active service last week-end. He served in the Air Force in the last war at the age of 17.

    611 SQN ORB Says Heart Failure

    "Harry F/E Goulding" 39


    http://www.611squadronrauxaf.co.uk/history/Roll.html

    Goulding Harry E 36 Sleaford 7a 977 Scan available - click to vie

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    Aircraftman 1st Class Frederick Samuel Randolph FLETCHER (48924) 1940-07-19 107 Sqdn United Kingdom Cheltenham Cemetery, Prestbury

    ... INQUEST ON COUN. FLETCHER WITNESSES STILL IN HOSPITAL l*ie inquest on Councillor . Frederick Samuel Randolph Fletcher, of Cheltenham, who died from injuries received in a motor-car accident when returning from week-end leave to his R.A.F. base, was opened and ...

    Published: Wednesday 24 July 1940
    Newspaper: Gloucestershire Echo
    County: Gloucestershire, England
    Type: Article | Words: 319 | Page: 3 | Tags: none

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    Sergeant Albert Edward Frank GOULD (524674) 1940-07-28 150 Sqdn United Kingdom Romsey Cemetery 150 Sqn

    Died Day Later...

    AIR81/2468 Flight Lieutenant W H Blom (RAAF), Sergeant W H Franklin, Corporal D H Sharp, Leading Aircraftman G A Hall: killed; Leading Aircraftman W Cann: died of injuries; Sergeant A E F Gould, Leading Aircraftman H Flynn: injured; aircraft accident, Newton, Nottinghamshire, Battle L5528, 150 Squadron, 27 July 1940.

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    First Officer Herbert Roy FIELDS () 1940-08-04 United Kingdom Maidenhead Cemetery

    Miles Master Mk.I N7761,

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    Aircraftman 2nd Class Victor Guy BRAY (1251395) 1940-07-31 United Kingdom Kingston-Upon-Thames Cemetery

    Derby Daily Telegraph - Monday 05 August 1940


    R.A.F. MAN SHOT BY ACCIDENT When a verdict of "Accidental death" was returned at a South-East England inquest to-day Aircraftman Victor Guy Bray (22), of Cranbourne-avenue, Surbiton, who was killed by a bullet from a Lewis gun, it was said that his widow wished it made known that she bore no grudge against the N.C.O. who was the instructor at the time. Evidence was given by Corporal Richard George Moss, of the R.A.F., that he was instructing a class the open air in the use the Lewis gun, and after removing drum of live ammunition reloaded with what he thought were dummies. The gun firpd, and Bray, wh<? was sitting in front it, collapsed. The corporal added that he made his own dummy bullets, which were kept a seperate store, and he could not imagine how a live round came to be among them.

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