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    470318 - Unaccounted Airmen - 18 - 03 -194

    From Henk's List -

    EGYPT
    SPENCER, Anthony William - AC2c - 3077995 - RAFVR.
    Tel El Kebir War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

    UK
    HILL, Frederick - Cpl - 912976 - RAFVR.
    Rotherfield Burial Ground, Sussex.
    NEDELJKOVICH, D - AC2c - 722447 - RAFVR.
    Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey.

    From CWGC -

    CANADA
    POTTER, William Arthur - Cpl - R/251003 - RCAF.
    Toronto ( Park Lawn ) Cemetery, Ontario, Canada.

    INDIA
    BEAUPERT, Rene Harold - P/O - 3293 - RIAF - 6 Sqn.
    Ranchi War Cemetery, India.
    [ Spitfire F.18 - TZ104 - RIAF ].].
    SURESH, Chandra Adhikari - LAC - 22020 - RIAF.
    Delhi/Karachi 1939-1945 War Memorials, India.

    Alex
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    Hi all,

    POTTER, William Arthur - Cpl - R/251003 - RCAF.
    Toronto ( Park Lawn ) Cemetery, Ontario, Canada.

    Post-discharge death. Discharged 21.5.45 on medical grounds
    March 1945 diagnostics:
    1. right frontal brain tumor
    2. subdural hematoma
    3. optic neuritis

    Pavel
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    Hello

    EGYPT
    SPENCER, Anthony William - AC2c - 3077995 - 106 M.U.

    UK
    HILL, Frederick - Cpl - 912976 - registered Tonbridge.

    NEDELJKOVICH, D - AC2c - 722447 - struggling to find him. The Graves Registration Report Form on his CWGC entry notes him as being from Yugoslavia.

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    NEDELJKOVICH, D - AC2 – 722447
    722447 is in the Block 722000-722651 RAFVR Issued in Italy to Yugoslavs. 722447 issued possibly early Jul 44. Buried Brookwood Grave 21. E. 12. If buried Brookwood, then Death should have occurred in UK? Therefore there should be a Death Reg. Can’t find. FMP only has his CWGC entry. Spellings might need checking?
    There is, clearly, a flourishing Nedeljkovich family in UK (and has been for many years). One of our Balkan experts may be able to hazard a guess as to how common a name it is in them parts.
    HTH
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    PS I tried "Darko" (a common forename in the Balkans) for the "D". No result!!
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    Several further things on this very strange one!

    The Surname spelling should, probably, be Nedeljkovic? I suspect that the ‘h’ became added in the phonetic Anglicisation of the name. Both versions exist in/on various sites. I suspect the CWGC spelling may have the erroneously added ‘h’?

    The ORBs of 351 and 352 Sqns may well bear investigation. But they ceased to exist as RAF Units in 1945 – and our man is still an AC2 in 1947?

    His Service Number (722447) was, very nearly, the last issued to a Yugoslav Enlisting in the RAFVR.

    Did he die in the Yugoslav Embassy (or similar) in London – assuming a Yugoslav Embassy existed (and did the death of a Yugoslav National in a Yugoslav Embassy exclude him/them from abiding by the local BMD registration regulations?)?

    There is a NedeljkovicH, Djuro, 733451, in AIR 78/117/1 Image 241. Service Number don’t compute? 733451 is in the Block 729000-733999 issued to Poles in May 1945. The preceding image is unreadable (to me!).

    Be interesting to see how this one turns out (if at all!!)? This will keep you from bothering the children/grand-children/great-grand-children over Xmas??????????????

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    Well done Peter!

    yes I suppose his correct surname form was "Nedeljković", the ‘h’ became added exactly as you have stated.

    As for the first name - I have no luck to find anything for him but Djuro is also Yugolsav first name:

    Đuro (Serbian Cyrillic: Ђуро, also transliterated Djuro or Gjuro)

    As for your AIR 78 find - I have checked Krzystek’s List (both printed and online) and there is no Polish airman with service number 733451 or surname Nedeljkovich - this surname does not sound Polish to me at all...

    So my opinion is that you have probably found the right man but I am not able to explain the different service number...

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    Peter I have checked the AIR 78/117/1 and in my opinion the number is 722451

    Pavel
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    Hello All,
    A colleague has drawn my attention to a headstone photo at https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/17665526.
    That is a standard CWGC headstone?
    Brookwood would not be allowed to inter anybody without a Death Certificate?
    Where was/is the Death Certificate?
    HTH
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    Wildcard search for ned* in freebmd.org.uk

    Nedjkovich Danilo 42 Swindon 7c 753
    Last edited by dennis_burke; 28th December 2018 at 12:16.
    Dennis Burke
    - Dublin

    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Dennis, Hi,
    Brilliant!! I tried a wild-card search on FREEBMD but I was more concerned with the final 'h' on some renderings of the Surname, so I used "Nedel*". No wonder I got no reply!!!
    Death Reg Swindon? Wroughton? If he dies in Wroughton Hospital, then how come he’s buried in Brookwood?
    There are, clearly, two different spellings of the Surname. There are, apparently, two different Service Numbers attaching to similar Surnames. There are, now, several Forenames attaching to the same various Surnames.
    I am currently involved in family matters and fitting them in between various medical matters. When NY19 settles itself down I’ll try to do a summary. I might even go for the DC! This one intrigues me!
    HTH
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