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    470507 - Unaccounted Airman - 07 -05-1947

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    UK
    ARROWSMITH, Leslie Walter Pickford - LAC - 1171384 - RAFVR.
    Walsall (Ryecroft) Cemetery, Staffordshire.
    BRYANT, Isaac Roland - LAC - 724737 - RAFVR.
    Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery, Yorkshire.
    GAMBLES, Ronald William - Sgt - 1868018 - RAFVR.
    Carshalton (All Saints) Churchyard, Surrey.
    HARDWICK, Colin - Signaller II - 1592854 - RAFVR.
    Eaton Cemetery, Yorkshire.
    WALKER, Vincent Sydney - F/Lt(Pilot) - 120936 - RAFVR.
    Must on ( St. John the Baptist ) Churchyard, Leicestershire.

    Both Hardwick and Walker were crew in Wellington T.10, RP520 of 10 ANS.

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    CANADA
    SUGDEN, Dermot Cyril Alfred - LAC - R/157172 - RCAF.
    Winnipeg Assumption Gardens, Manitoba, Canada.

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    Hi all,

    CANADA
    SUGDEN, Dermot Cyril Alfred - LAC - R/157172 - RCAF.
    Winnipeg Assumption Gardens, Manitoba, Canada.

    Post-Discharge death, 12.3.45 discharged from the RCAF on medical grounds.
    Cause of death not stated in his service record.

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
    http://cz-raf.webnode.cz

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    Hello,

    UK.

    724737 LAC Isaac Roland BRYANT RAFVR (Surname should read "BRYAN"), of Jamaica. Bryan's unit at the time of his death was, 1 Personnel Holding Unit, Innsworth, Glos., Technical Training Command. Hobson simply mentions that he "Died".

    See:
    Failed To Return - Airmen Died In The Second World War 1939-45. The Roll of Honour of the British, Commonwealth and Allied Air Services. Part 2: A-B.
    Hobson,Chris.
    Uckfield:Naval & Military Press,2018.
    p.1050.

    & CWGC.

    Col.

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    UK
    ARROWSMITH, Leslie Walter Pickford - LAC - 1171384 - registered Walsall.

    BRYAN, Isaac Roland - LAC - 724737 - registered Holderness, Yorkshire East Riding.

    GAMBLES, Ronald William - Sgt - 1868018 - registered Surrey Mid-eastern.

    HARDWICK, Colin - Signaller II - 1592854 - RAFVR.
    Eston Cemetery, Yorkshire.
    WALKER, Vincent Sydney - F/Lt(Pilot) - 120936

    The Hull Daily Mail of May 10th 1947 reported the inquest into their deaths. It reported that Walker was an experienced wartime pilot, and that the Wellington had carried out several circuits at Driffield on a night time refresher without problem. At 11.15 it took off again, and Walker immediately radioed the tower that he had no elevator control. He told the tower he was coming straight in, but the Wellington crashed in a corn field near Garton-on-the-Wolds. A verdict of accidental death was recorded.

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    Hi

    Re Arrowsmith

    Leslie enlisted in the Royal Air Force in 1940 and served in England throughout the war.
    In 1943 he contracted ‘chest problems’ and as a consequence was admitted to the R.A.F. Hospital at Cosford for a time. He was discharged from the Royal Air Force in April 1945 as medically unfit suffering from bronchiectasis, a long-term lung condition where the airways of the lungs become abnormally widened, leading to a build-up of excess mucus. This in turn can make the airways of the lungs more vulnerable to infection.
    As a result of his failing health, Leslie was admitted to Walsall Manor Hospital on Saturday 8 March 1947 and succumbed at 12.35am on Wednesday 7 May 1947.


    the Coroner recorded that Leslie had,
    “died from toxaemia from reported attack of pneumonia, provoked by advanced bronchitis of the lungs, this bronchitis being aggravated by deceased’s war service.”

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    Graeme

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