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    Jagan

    Maher's R.C.A.F. records confirm the four casualties on Oxford 1509 as Lee, Clements, Maher and Stemple.

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    Flight Lieutenant Malcolm Musgrave McINNES () 1939-12-18 Australia
    Flight Lieutenant Henry Parker FITZGERALD () 1939-12-18 Australia
    Flight Lieutenant Hugh Vaughan HORNER () Wireless Op./Air Gunner 1939-12-18 Australia
    Leading Aircraftman Leonard John KING (3891) 1939-12-18 Australia
    Flight Lieutenant Arthur Moorehouse WATKINS () Air Gunner 1939-12-18 Australia


    Possibly an air crash ? (Same day 18 Dec 1939 , varied trades, all in Australia)

    And rather unusually all five have been commemorated in crematoriums (four of them)


    EDIT - Found it

    Avro Anson N4887 of 1 Flying Training School (1 F.T.S.) crashed on the Richmond Golf Course near Richmond, New South Wales at 0119 hours on Monday 18 December 1939 during a a night reconnaissance flight to Point Cook, Victoria.
    https://www.ozatwar.com/ozcrashes/nsw48.htm
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    Yes you are right

    The Leader-Post from Regina, · 1

    Publication: The Leader-Post i Location: Regina, CanadaIssue Date: Wednesday, November 29, 1939Page: 1


    BELLEVILLE, Ont., Nov. 29. Four members of the Royal Canadian Air Force were killed Wednesday when a twin-engined Oxford bombing plane crashed a half-mile north of the Trenton air base, near Belleville. (One of the flyers (Lawrence Stempel) was a former Moose jaw and Saskatoon man.)

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    Find a grave reveals DL Banks as

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    In Loving Remembrance Of
    DAVID LAWRENCE BANKS (S.A.A.F.)
    Second Son Of CLARA & JOHN BANKS
    And Brother Of MARGARET & STANLEY.
    Born 22 Febr. 1918.
    Killed On Active Service On 7 Oct. 193

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    David Lawrence Banks died of a fractured skull and laceration of Brain as a result of an aeroplane crash in which he was an observer

    He died in Volks Hospital in Cape Town on 7 Oct 1939

    So the only outstanding question is what plane (probably SAAF) crashed on or around this date?

    His death certificate is on FamilySearch

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    Pilot Officer George James OLSTEAD (C/862) 1939-10-14 Canada Neepawa (Riverside) Cemetery
    Pilot Officer Horace Kenneth CORBETT (C/897) 1939-10-14 Canada Fredericton Sunny Bank Cemetery



    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...rash-in-Canada
    Fairey Battle "No:1304" ex RAF P2173,

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    Squadron Leader Cyril THRIPP (21096)

    Squadron Leader C Thripp: missing presumed dead; SS Yorkshire torpedoed on 17 October 1939

    Loss of SS Yorkshire

    https://www.lep.co.uk/news/lancashir...hire-1-8419069

    https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?14927

    Yorkshire SS was a British Cargo Steamer built in 1920 and of 10,183 tons. She was on route from RANGOON for LIVERPOOL carrying passengers, paraffin wax and general cargo when she was torpedoed and sunk by U-37. 58 lost including 25 crew. She was owned by the Bibby Line Ltd.

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    Aircraftman 2nd Class William Henry FIDDOCK (619855) 1939-10-15 Plus 3 Others

    HE DIED GLORIOUSLY

    TO YOUNG ST. AGNES AIRMAN St. Agnes Parish Church was the scene on Sunday of an impressive memorial service to the late Aircraftsman William Henry Fiddock, younger son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Fiddock, of Churchtown, who, barely 19 years old, lost his life in an air crash the previous Sunday. Before joining the Royal Air Force, about a year ago, young Fiddock was actively associated with the church and was a member of the choir. The large congregation included members of the men’s and women’s sections

    Published: Thursday 26 October 1939
    Newspaper: West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser
    County: Cornwall, England
    Type: Article | Words: 198 | Page: 2 | Tags: none

    Short Sunderland I
    Operator: Royal Air Force - RAF
    Registration: N9030
    204 Sqn

    https://aviation-safety.net/database...?id=19391015-0

    Also

    Aircraftman 2nd Class Joseph Douglas WHITFORD (552435) 1939-10-15 United Kingdom Maker (Ss. Macra, Mary And Jul
    Aircraftman 2nd Class John Henry HAYWARD (621542) 1939-10-15 United Kingdom Maker (Ss. Macra, Mary And Jul
    Flying Officer Dennis FORD (37631) Pilot 1939-10-15 United Kingdom Hooe (St. John) Churchyard Ext

    Narrative:
    On returning from patrol off Vermount crashed while landing in bad visibility.

    Crew: Pilot: Flt.Lt. H.B. Johnson ok. Co-pilot: 37631 F/O. Dennis Ford 27 RAF killed. Sgt. Watkins injured. 552435 AC2 Joseph Douglas Whitford 18 RAF killed. 619855 AC2 William Henry Fiddock 18 RAF killed. 621542 AC2 John William Hayward 24 RAF killed. Five other crew members unknown but ok/injured?.

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    Aircraftman 2nd Class William James EMERY (620231)

    EMERY. —Ashington, 252 Sycamore Street (result an accident), on 9th inst., aged 22 years 11 months, William James, beloved son of William James and E.ien Emery. Interment Seaton Hirst Churchyard Saturday, ...

    Published: Thursday 12 October 1939
    Newspaper: Newcastle Evening Chronicle
    County: Northumberland, England
    Type: Illustrated | Words: 3754 | Page: 2 | Tags: none

    This must have occurred in or around Aylesbury where his death registered

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    Aircraftman 2nd Class Wallace HARTLEY (636604)

    KILLED BY .STRAY BULLET The death of a member of the R.A.F. has been reported to the Stafford Coroner. The dead man was Wallace Hartley, aged 32, attached to the R.A.F. It is reported that, while asleep in bed in one of the huts at the camp about midnight.
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    He as acidentally shot dead by sentry

    Published: Wednesday 18 October 1939
    Newspaper: Staffordshire Sentinel
    County: Staffordshire, England
    Type: Article | Words: 393 | Page: 1 | Tags: none

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