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    Sergeant John Henry VICKERS (516606) Observer


    http://aircrewremembered.com/vipan-arthur-1.html


    27.09.1939 No. 103 Squadron Fairey Battle I K9271

    Edinburgh Evening News, 23 November 1939

    Sgt. John Henry Vickers was taken to hospital where he received the best medical attention, but due to his injuries,
    died on the 5 October 1939. (2) John Henry Vickers was decorated with the French Medaille Militaire just before
    he died making him the first member of the British Expeditionary Force to be honoured. John was first
    buried on the 7 October 1939 in St. Louis Les Bitche French Military Cemetery, Moselle,
    France. Grave 8 and reburied in Choloy War Cemetery, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France on the 30th June 1950.

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    Sergeant George Greenley WITTY (565438) Pilot

    Hurricane L1776

    https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=...0WITTY&f=false

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    Aircraftwoman 2nd Class Yvonne ROCKINGHAM (885756) 1939-11-29

    WOMAN IN AIR FORCE DIES LONDON, Dec. 16-The name of the first Englishwoman to die on ac tive service in the war appears in the thirteenth Royal Air Force casualty list of forty-eight names issued tonight. She was Aircraft Yvonne Rockingham, a cook in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force, 39 years old, wife of an Air Ministry driver. She died in a hospital after a week's illness and was buried with military honours.
    https://newspaperarchive.com/kingsto...-19-1939-p-35/

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    Flight Sergeant Thomas Arthur COLE (1109)

    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957)


    FLIGHT-SERG. A. T. COLE




    Full Air Force honours were accorded


    Flight-Sergeant Arthur Thomas Cole at


    his funeral yesterday at the crematorium


    in the New Melbourne General Cemetery,


    Fawkner. Flight-Sergeant Cole, who was


    aged 40 years, died on Friday from in-


    juries received on Wednesday night, when


    his motor-cycle, on which he was return-


    ing home from Laverton, collided with two


    Militia soldiers.



    After a service at the chapel of Mr.


    E. W. Jackson, Ferguson street, Williams-


    town, the cortege was met by a firing and


    escort party, and the band of the Royal


    Australian Air Force. On the coffin, which


    was draped with the Union Jack, were


    Flight-Sergeant Cole's Air Force cap, side


    arms, war medals, and the colours of the


    55th battalion, A.I.F., with which he


    served during the war. Members of the


    Air Force carried the coffin and acted as


    pall-bearers.



    The ashes of Flight-Sergeant Cole will


    be scattered over the Laverton aerodrome


    from an R.A.A.F. plane.



    Services at the chapel and at the ceme-


    tery were conducted by Flight-Lieutenant


    McWilliam. A Masonic service at the


    cemetery was conducted by Warrant


    Offlcer N. Dyer, and Flight-Officer A. D.


    Swan was in charge of the firing party.


    Chief mourners were Flight-Sergeant


    Cole's widow, mother, and two young



    sons.



    The funeral was conducted by Mr.


    E. W. Jackson, of Williamstown.

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    Pilot Officer John SCOTT (90612)

    608 Sqn ORB Confirms found dead as a result of a Motor Cycle accident

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    Boom! - we are down to two digits! 99

    Thank you! Paul

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    Banks > Initials D L

    BANKS Air Apprentice 4767, D L , Saturday, October 7, 1939 BLOEMFONTEIN (IN MEMORIAM) CEMETERY Plot L. Grave 443.

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    Sergeant Ralph Sunei Wallace CORDLE (565161) Pilot 1939-10-30 50 Sqdn United Kingdom Yoxford Cemetery
    Aircraftman 2nd Class Leonard James PENTENY (624358) 1939-10-31 50 Sqdn United Kingdom Waddington (St. Michael) Churc
    Aircraftman 1st Class Joseph Frank BURGE (612813) Wireless Operator 1939-10-31 50 Sqdn United Kingdom Liverpool (Anfield) Cemetery

    From 50 Sqn ORB http://discovery.nationalarchives.go...ils/r/D8451181

    Hampden L4096 crashed at BRANSTON while night flying causing deaths of Cordle, Burge, and Penteny.


    Also

    For Corporal Archibald Mcdonald HENDERSON (565893) Hampden I L4034 1939-11-23 50 Sqdn United Kingdom Waddington (St. Michael) Churc

    Cpl A M Henderson Killed when an aircraft of No.49 squadron crashed into Hangar and engine fell on him. Several airmen injured. Cpl Cooke 565863 and 629180 M Bastow serious injured

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    Aircraftman 1st Class William Coulson MITCHISON (543380):

    The Lincolsnhire Echo of December 22nd 1939 reported the following:

    DIVED UNDER LORRY
    Airman’s Suicide While Awaiting Discharge
    A verdict of ‘Suicide while the balance of the mind was disturbed’ was recorded by Mr. E. C. Deal, Sleaford district coroner, at an inquest at Cranwell Hospital on William Coulson kitchison (27), R.A.F.
    Evidence was given that Mitchison, with four companions, was walking on the road at Byard’s Leap, when a lorry overtook them. Mitchison, though told to look out, hesitated, turned round, stared at the lorry, and, just as the front wheels passed him, made a “dive” towards it with his arms extended. He fell, and the rear wheel passed over him. He died in hospital soon afterwards.
    Hugh John Trenchard, medical officer, R.A.F., said Mitchison had been in hospital since October 20 for observation concerning his mental condition. He was below average intelligence, but there was no evidence of mental disease, and nothing to lead one to suppose he was likely to commit suicide. He was awaiting his discharge from the R.A.F. and seemed very disappointed when told he must leave the Service.


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    Could these four fatalities in Canada for 29 Nov 1939

    Pilot Officer John Gosnell LEE (C/979) 1939-11-29 Canada Highgate (Gosnell) Cemetery 89263
    Pilot Officer Laurence Alleyne CLEMENTS (C/1008) 1939-11-29 Canada Nashwaaksis (St. John's Stone 63024
    Pilot Officer Gregory Thomas MAHER (C/976) 1939-11-29 Canada North Bay (St. Mary's) Cemeter 91861
    Leading Aircraftman Lawrence Sidney STEMPEL (9888) 1939-11-29 Canada Saskatoon (Woodlawn) Cemetery 112995

    be related to

    1509 Airspeed Oxford A.S.10
    first date: 15 July 1939 - Taken on strength at Trenton
    Assembled at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario. To Advanced Training Squadron at Trenton on 15 July 1939. To Camp Borden with this Squadron 17 July to 12 August 1939, then back to Trenton. Category A crash at Trenton at 11:45 on 29 November 1939. To stored reserve at Trenton on 16 January 1940. Had 244:35 logged time when struck off. Appears to be first RCAF Oxford loss.


    last date: 12 March 1940 - Struck off, reduced to spares and produce
    Source: http://www.rwrwalker.ca/RCAF_1500_1549_detailed.html

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