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    Malcolm thanks very very useful

    8.9.39
    Wellington I L4320, 9 Sqn, Honington

    Hit trees low flying near Berners Heath range, 4m SW of Thetford

    Plt Off Harold Rosofsky (26) killed (South African)
    Plt Off Bruce Innes Clifford-Jones (22) killed (New Zealander)
    AC1 Hugh McGreevy (23) killed
    AC1 Thomas Purdie (24) killed

    AC2 William Charles Hilsdon (20) killed

    The trouble I have with Hilsdon is that his death is registered at Witney Oxfordshire in another Qtr see below while all the rest were registered in Newmarket

    I canít see how he could be on the Wellington - He is also not mentioned AFAIK in the 9 Sqn ORB in relation to this crew

    Witney is ok for RAF Brize Norton

    Unless his death was registered later I note he buried Cowley Oxfordshire, so his presence on the plane may have been initially missed

    . 9 Sqn were based at RAF Honington (as were 215 Sqn) in Suffolk so close to Thetford in Norfolk

    Deaths Sep 1939***(>99%)

    Jones
    *Bruce I C
    *22
    *Newmarket
    *4a
    1157
    *
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    McGreevy
    *Hugh
    *23
    *Newmarket
    *4a
    1157
    **
    Purdie
    *Thomas
    *24
    *Newmarket
    *4a
    1157
    **
    Rosofsky
    *Harold
    *26
    *Newmarket
    *4a
    1157
    **

    Deaths Dec 1939***(>99%)

    HILSDON
    *William C
    *20
    *Witney
    *3a
    2671
    **

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    Hi Paul

    I agree there is certainly a mismatch here, so I doubt he was on L4320.

    Malcolm

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    Also

    AC1 Hugh McGreevy (23) killed
    AC1 Thomas Purdie (24) killed
    Killed on Active Service

    AC2 William Charles Hilsdon (20) killed
    Died on Active Service

    Hilsdon this this aircraft is listed as far back as Chorley Vo1

    I wonder if
    Plt Off Bruce Innes Clifford-Jones (22) killed (New Zealander)

    Service Record available in NZ ?

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    Here's one more:

    Aircraftman 2nd Class David BRIGHT (935091) - his death was announced in the Newcastle Journal, January 3rd 1940:

    BRIGHT – St. Anthony’s Estate, 2, Kennington Grove, on December 30th (suddenly), aged 22 years, David (wireless operator, R.A.F.), dearly loved son of David and Kate Bright. Interment Heaton Cemetery, Wednesday, with Military Honours; cortege leaves residence 2.15 p.m. All friends and neighbours invited.

    The National Probate Calendar records him as David Atkin Bright, and states that he died at the General Hospital, 418 Westgate Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

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    Aircraftman 2nd Class Albert Henry Sheddon KING (842347):

    The Taunton Courier of October 14th 1939 reported the following:

    Kerb or White Line?
    Standing in London Road, Mitcham, apparently undecided which was the kerb and which the white line, Aircraftman Albert Henry Sheddon King (42), of Yarmouth, was knocked down by and killed by a lorry. The verdict at Tuesday's inquest was "Accidental death."


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    Aircraftman 1st Class Martin Hugh MOLONY (621703)

    The Essex Newsman of December 30th 1939 reported the following:

    HIT ISLAND REFUGE
    Aircraftsman [sic] Martin Hugh Maloney [sic], R.A.F., aged 22, was killed when in the blackout his motor cycle collided with an island refuge in Epping New Road.


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    Jagan


    Eric Percy French

    I think he still unaccounted for: You are linkimg to Michael George FRENCH (744711)

    Twice

    Paul

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    The one I would like to get is

    Allrest (where found are DoAS) and based on age you can see some probably illness


    Sergeant KoAS Percy John William BARWICK (515587) Pilot 1939-11-15 217 Sqdn United Kingdom Snettisham (St. Mary) Churchyard


    Deaths Dec 1939 (>99%)

    Barwick Percy J W 27 Llanelly 11a 1936 Scan available - click to view

    No other people adjacent in age range..This sounds like some sort of accident but what ???

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    One More Mystery that I wanted to clear up...

    29.11.39 Blenheim I L1452, 23 Sqn, Digby

    Crashed, Stockwith, near Gainsborough

    Flt Lt Percy Don Walker (27) killed

    AC2 Benjamin France (19) killed

    LAC C Chrystall baled out

    The 23 Sqn ORB has A C Francis of "229" (Unclear) Sqn Digby also killed in this accident!

    I have seen Charles James FRANCIS (509032) maybe linked to this incident.. - But NOT see

    Francis Charles J 41 Epping 4a 563 Scan available - click to view

    However, the 229 Sqn ORB says 620302 AC2 France killed in 23 sqn Blenheim accident on this date -> AC2 Benjamin France

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