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    Leading Aircraftman Stewart C. CAIRD (547578) 1940-06-30 United Kingdom Aberdeen (Trinity) Cemetery

    Name Update Air 78

    Stewart Chalmers CAIRD (547578)

    DOAS Casualty Communique #39

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    Leading Aircraftman Basil DREAPER (529489) 1940-07-06 United Kingdom Henlow (St. Mary) Churchyard
    Bedfordshire Times and Independent - Friday 12 July 1940
    AIRMANíS DEATH FROM GUNSHOT WOUND Inquest at an R.A.F. Station The Coroner for the North District of Bedfordshire. Mr. R. G. Rose, held an inquest at an RAF station on Monday on Leading Aircraftman Basil Dreaper. aged twenty-two years Dreaper died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Saturday, and the Coroner returned a verdict to the effect that Dreaper took his life while the balance of his mind was disturbed. Corporal Frederick Roy Cooper said that he had known Dreaper personally for the past 12 months. He saw him last alive at 5 p.m. on Saturday, when he seemed be in his usual good health and spirits. A George Dunleavy said that at 7.40 on Saturday he was standing at table in front of a tent facing a gunpost. was preparing supper when he heard shot. He looked up and saw Dreaper falling backwards. There was no one standing Dreaper at the time he heard the shot. Flight Sergeant John Herbert Slater said that he examined ihe safety catch on a rifle, which, when placed in the safe position, did not prevent the rifle from being fired. found it was impossible to fire the rifle by jarring it on the ground tested the trigger action and found it consistent with the usual trigger pressure on this kind rifle. There was dust cap on the rifle and it had not been damaged by the round being fired, which showed that it was open at the time. In answer to Supl. Leist. witness said that at the time Inis happened the rifle should not have been loaded There was an empty cartridge case in the breach of the gun. Pc. George Francis confirmed that the safety catch of the rifle was out of order. Dreaper's home address was Marlborough Crescent. Bedford Park. London. A verdict was returned as stated.

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    Sergeant Leslie BROUGHTON (518879) Pilot 1940-03-05 213 Sqdn United Kingdom King's Cliffe Cemetery
    "Killed In Action"

    AIR81/1880, Sergeant L Broughton: killed; aircraft accident, Ingoldisthorpe, Hurricane N2539, 213 Squadron, 5 March 1940.
    Sgt L Broughton, 213 Squadron Hurricane N2539, flew into ground, Norfolk.

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    Aircraftman 1st Class George William HOLMES (631536) 1940-04-14 United Kingdom Loders Cemetery



    Express and Echo - Tuesday 16 April 1940


    TWO BRIDPORT MEN KILLED NEAR DORCHESTER. Aircraftman George Holmes. 19. Newroad. Upholders. Bridport. and Robert Frederick Charles Cheney, aged 25. St. Andrews-road. Bridport, lost their lives in a road accident near Dorchester or. Sunday night. Ernest While, St. Andrew's-road. Bridport. is detained in hospital, but his injuries are not regarded as serious. Holmes was riding pedal cycle in the direction of Dorchester, while Cheney and White were on a motor cycle which was travelling in the direction of Briciport. The machines were in collision, and it is believed that Holmes was killed almost instantaneously.

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    Hello

    With regards to George Francis Barr - his entry on the CWGC has now been updated with the correct year of death:

    https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/c...rr,-george-f./

    Thanks to the CWGC for their prompt reply and amendment.

    The headstone is also incorrect seeemingly, but they've told me it should be corrected, or a replacement ordered.

    Regards

    Simon
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    Hi

    According to his death certificate, Caird was at RAF Aldergrove and died from injuries probably sustained in a bathing accident.

    Malcolm

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    Flight Sergeant Thomas Harry DRENNAN (507735) 1940-10-14 South Africa Cape Town (Plumstead) Cemetery

    Gender: Male
    Birth: 1904
    England, United Kingdom
    Death: October 13, 1940 (36)
    Fracture of the skull sustained, in accidental fall over a staircase, Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, Cape Town, Cape Town, WC, South Africa

    Thanks to Marie at Geni
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    Aircraftman 2nd Class Jack Maurice WESTLAKE (958409) 1940-06-26 United Kingdom Bath (Locksbrook) Cemetery

    ATH R.A.F. MAN'S TRAGIC FATE ACCIDENTALLY SHOT DEAD AT WESTON-S.-MARE News has been received Bath the tragic death of Mr. Jack Maurice Westlake (23), of 16, South View Road. Twerton, who was accidentally shot dead at Weston-super-Mare on Wednesday night. Mr. Westlake was a gas meter inspector in the employ the Bath Gas Company, and had been in the service of the firm from the time he left school until he was called up three months ago. He was educated at West Central and was a son Mr. and Mrs- A. Westlake, of 31, St. John's Road, Lower Weston. Six months ago he married Miss Evelyn Wall, Twerton. He was a member of the Bath Cycling Club and was fond cricket, but apart from that had few interests. On being called up he joined the R.A.F. as ground defence gunner.

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    Pupil Pilot C A HINTON (103247) 301 Forum Post 1940-12-09 South Africa Johannesburg (West Park) Crema

    Who was killed in Hawker Hart 301 Near Hertzogville,

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    Fullname: Cedric Alan Hinton
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    Aircraftman 2nd Class William H. WARRINGTON (743266) 1940-04-15 United Kingdom Whittlesford (Ss. Mary And And

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    William Henry WARRINGTON (743266)

    Aircraftman 2nd Class
    WARRINGTON, WILLIAM Henry
    Service Number 743266

    Died 15/04/1940

    Aged 56

    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

    (Served as KELLETT). Son of Alfred Warrington and of Martha Warrington (nee Kellett).

    Marriages Jun 1881

    KELLET Martha Hunslet 9b 344 Scan available - click to view
    Warrington Alfred Hunslet 9b 344 Scan available - click to view

    Births Mar 1884 (>99%)

    Warrington William Henry Hunslet 9b 271 Scan available - click to view

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