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    Default Re: 1939 Unaccounted Airmen Database Reconciliation

    Aircraftman 2nd Class

    Leonard James HUNNS

    552068

    29th Dec 1939

    re: Suicide:

    He committed suicide on the LMS Railway line between Adlerley Edge and Wilmslow

    Daily Mirror - Monday 01 January 1940

    REJECTED LOVER: WAS STUNNED

    <Photo Of Kathleen Burns>

    Monday, January 1, 1940 With bandaged head skilfully hidden with a scarf draped turban-like, twenty-one-year-old Kathleen Burns, typist, of Wilmslow (Cheshire). She had let eighteen-year-old Leonard James Hunn, R.A.F. wireless operator, take her home. He proposed to her—she said " No." Turning to say goodbye to him, she saw him raise something in his hand to strike her. Then she fell unconscious. Next day Hunns was found dead on the railway line. After Miss Burns had told this story at the inquest, the coroner said her conduct had been correct, and she was in no way to blame for what had happened.
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    Aircraftman 2nd Class William Charles HILSDON (616753) 1939-09-08 215 Sqdn United Kingdom Cowley (St. James) Churchyard

    -- We know that he died now in Motor Cycle Accident

    BUT I don't think

    Leading Aircraftman Frederick Thomas PRICE (512105) "was killed whilst flying Oxford II, N6383 of No 13 SFTS, which crashed during a forced landing at Barberton in East Lothian He is buried in Oxford (Rose Hill) Cemetery."

    As his death was registered in Oxfordshire not Scotland Also he Died on Active Service not was Killed


    also

    Owen Henry John Jordan
    Brize Norton Aerodrome
    Buried 23rd October 1939
    Aged 23
    Chaplain RAF

    is on the SAME Death Register with


    Surname First name(s) Age District Vol Page
    Deaths Dec 1939 (>99%)

    HILSDON William C 20 Witney 3a 2671 Scan available - click to view

    Price Frederick T 27 Witney 3a 2671 Scan available - click to view

    So I wonder if they are both linked with same MotorCycle Accident? and it is a late death registration for them both -- Yes as Winfield Elizabeth Ann 76 DIED 20/10/1939


    Jordan Owen H J 23 Witney 3a 2671 Scan available - click to view _> Jordan Killed 18th Oct !
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    Default Re: 1939 Unaccounted Airmen Database Reconciliation

    HI Paul, good catch..


    As usual, Henk seems to have been on it,
    http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/14746.php

    I used Malcolm's RAFWEB to update that - I will have to correct it.

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    Hi

    My apologies, I took my entry from Hobson 'Airmen died in WW2', yet another of the errors on the DVD.

    Malcolm

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    I Think we have tail wagging dog here - As I think we spectated a long time ago Price was on the Oxford - And no one disputed the link - I wonder if that is where CH got his info from :-)

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    Default Re: 1939 Unaccounted Airmen Database Reconciliation

    Hi Paul

    I took the data on Hilsdon from Hobson I didn't have Price on the Oxford nor did Hobson.

    Malcolm

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    OK - Thanks we are all here to get the right info in the end! as long as this stuff is corrected and no allowed to purpurate we have done our job!

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    Took me a while to find him . PRICE , an MT driver attached to RAF honnington , died on Burford road , curbridge , witney , of a fractured skull and. Right tibia and other multiple injuries when a motorcycle he was riding collided with a Lorre. I have NO mention of hilsdon linked with him but as Paul suspected , the co incidence of the same area , cause and both being RAF is rather striking. I can’t currently prove it . I’ve never tried . Oxford shire coronors reports are not ones I’ve yet requested to go and see , but I’d bet on it
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    They maybe on same MotorCycle - But I note Hilsdon says Witney to Oxford Road (B4022) , whereas Price on Burford Rd (B4047) is the other side of Witney

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    Default Re: 1939 Unaccounted Airmen Database Reconciliation

    Quote Originally Posted by paulmcmillan View Post
    Aircraftman 1st Class Eric John EMERY (524329)

    208 ORB says died as a result of severe Burns caused accidentally
    Hi Just wondering if this is the same Eric Emery ...... Why would he be mentioned in 208 ORB if he was in 226 Squadron, I wonder?

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