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    Sergeant Lionel Poston BRITLAND (2341A) Anson I N9818 1941-09-23 111 Sqdn | 3 OTU (Can) Canada Ottawa Memorial Ref : Panel 1. Column 2.

    shown as killed 23/9/41 when the crash happened two days earlier 21/9/41. Other two crew members show up with 21/9 as DoD

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    Jagan

    Anson I N9818 was with 32 OTU, not 3 OTU.

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    Various documents on ancestry.com databases state Britland's date of death as the 21st Sep 1941 so I'll forward them to CWGC for review.

    His remains were actually cremated on site on mountain top due to the inaccessibility of the site! Presumably the other crew members too.
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    this is the current correction procedure

    https://www.cwgc.org/find/find-war-d...ending-records
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    One more wrong date

    https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/c...aines,-roy-s./

    Lieutenant Roy S. HAINES (103343) Pilot Maryland NA/PRO 1941-11-17 21 Sqdn SAAF Egypt Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery

    The date should be 1941-11-20

    The ORB of 21 Sqn SAAF confirms the loss of four Marylands to Bf-109s on 1941-11-20 and mentions Haines by name. Several others were lost on this date - http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...ame=&qt=&qord=

    The GRO form states the date as the 17th which is probably where the error came up from.

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    https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/c...william-h.-e./

    Squadron Leader
    DRURY, WILLIAM H. E. Service Number C/1265

    DRURY, William Henry Erskine

    https://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/...danrvjiv629gl2

    1)
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/c...e,-john-harry/

    Flight Lieutenant
    PRENTICE, JOHN HARRY Service Number C/1441

    PRENTICE, John Henry

    2)
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/c...ll-sutherland/

    Flying Officer
    BROWN, IAN MCDONNELL SUTHERLAND Service Number C/1450

    BROWN, IAN MACDONNELL SUTHERLAND

    3)
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/c...lliam-macleod/

    Flight Lieutenant
    HEES, WILLIAM MACLEOD Service Number C/1468

    HEES, MACLEOD WILLIAM

    4)
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/c...e-bryan-noble/

    Wing Commander
    SPARKS, GEORGE BRYAN NOBLE Service Number C/1492

    SPARKS, BRYAN NOBLE GEORGE

    5)
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/c...rrol-hilliard/

    Flight Lieutenant (Pilot)
    TRELEAVEN, ERROL HILLIARD Service Number C/1499

    TRELEAVEN, ERROL HILLIARD WILLARD

    1-5:
    https://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/...danrvjiv629gl2

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    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...ate=1941-10-16


    Sergeant Charles Ewart WHITE (754875) Hudson O 1941-10-16 59 Sqdn United Kingdom Runnymede Memorial Ref : Panel 54.
    Sergeant Cubitt Henry Benjamin PAGE (1162363) Hudson O 1941-10-16 59 Sqdn United Kingdom Runnymede Memorial Ref : Panel 49.
    Sergeant Hayward Fred TOMKINS (755409) Hudson O 1941-10-16 59 Sqdn United Kingdom Runnymede Memorial Ref : Panel 53.
    Pilot Officer Maurice Henry SHERLEY-PRICE (62336) Hudson O 1941-10-16 59 Sqdn United Kingdom Runnymede Memorial

    All four lost when Hudson TR-O failed to return Link : http://discovery.nationalarchives.go...ils/r/D8452365 59 Sqn R o E

    But White Page and Sherley-Price are shown in CWGC as 52 squadron

    https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/c...charles-ewart/
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/c...maurice-henry/
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/c...enry-benjamin/

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    L Britland's online record has been updated yesterday.
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/c...lionel-poston/
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    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?uniq=X9763

    Sergeant John Thomas ACKROYD (1379183) Wellington IC X9763 Ext Link 1941-11-02 40 Sqdn Malta Malta Memorial Ref : Panel 1, Column 2.
    Sergeant Harold Michael FORTH (748116) Wellington IC X9763 Ext Link 1941-11-02 40 Sqdn Malta Malta Memorial Ref : Panel 1, Column 2.
    Sergeant Ian Russell McCALMAN (400418) Wellington IC X9763 Ext Link 1941-11-02 40 Sqdn Malta Malta Memorial Ref : Panel 2, Column 1.
    Sergeant Thomas Wilson ROBSON (1100625) Wellington IC X9763 Ext Link 1941-11-03 40 Sqdn Libya Tripoli War Cemetery Ref : 11. G. 19.
    Sergeant Ernest Donald SPRY (957039) Wellington IC X9763 Ext Link 1941-11-02 40 Sqdn AIR27 Malta Malta Memorial

    The pilot's date of death is recorded as 20 days later..
    Sergeant Gavin David COLVILLE (929677) Pilot Wellington IC X9763 Ext Link 1941-11-23 40 Sqdn AIR27 Libya Tripoli War Cemetery Ref : 11. G. 18.

    The mistake was speculated in this old thread.
    http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/02038.php

    Still uncorrected in CWGC Till date. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/c...,-gavin-david/

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    Colville date is the 2nd or 3rd per their own burial concentration reports etc. Ill drop em a line later.
    See all the scanned pages on his CWGC entry
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