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    More of the UK casualties:

    William Elder CHALMERS (1260576) - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at North Middlesex County Hospital, Edmonton, Middlesex. The Graves Registration Report Form on his CWGC entry gives his unit as No. 3 Wing, No. 3 S.S. His death was announced in the Fife Free Press and Kirkcaldy Guradian of March 22nd 1941:

    CHALMERS - at London, on 16th inst., the result of enemy action, A/C II William Elder Chalmers, R.A.F., beloved husband of of Gertrude E. M. Ayckbourn, and younger son of the late Wm. B. Chalmers and of Mrs. Chalmers, 15 King Street, Kirkcaldy.

    Albert Ronald DOWNES (1311292) - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at Green Lanes, Southgate, Middlesex.

    Walter Ronald WARDELL (1300932) - the Banbury Advertiser of March 19th 1941 reported the inquest into his death. It reports that he accidentally drowned in the canal near Edmunds and Kench's Mill.

    William CASSWELL (1100639) - a family tree on ancestry.co.uk records that '1100639 Leading Aircraftman Pilot U/T William Casswell Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve died of multiple injuries when flying Airspeed Oxford 1 R6158 from 15 Flying Training School which crashed into telegraph wires shortly after take off.' See: http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...rmen-21-3-1941

    Wilfred HEWISH (538041) - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at Hawkswood, Rednal, Hordley, Shropshire.

    Eric Haddon DAVIES (1159725) - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at The Nnaval Hospital, Bristol.

    Clifford Vernon WALTERS (45188) - the Lancashire Evening Post of March 25th 1941 reported the inquest into his death, which recorded that he was fatally injured in a scrum whilst playing rugby. He suffered a fracture and dislocation of the neck, and died in hospital the next day. A verdict of "death by misadventure" was returned.

    William Miller GOW (1368910) - the Scotsman of March 28th 1941 reported that he died in Leith Hospital due to injuries sustained after falling 40 feet from a window sill whilst cleaning the windows. It records his name as William Millar Gow.

    Frank Roy HAYNES (1180442) - the Wiltshire Times and Trowbridge Advertiser of May 31st 1941 reported the inquest into his death. He was struck from behind by a van on the main London Road at Cherhill whilst walking along the road with another airman and two W.A.A.F.s. A verdict of "death by misadventure" was returned.

    William John PRESTWICH (1101341) - the National Probate Calendar records that he died on The Great North Road near Stibbington, Huntingdonshire.

    Reginald Walter MORGAN (1009847) - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at Wirral Joint Hospital, Poulton-cum-Spital, Wirral, Cheshire.

    Leonard William Percival BROWN (35395) - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at Tarvin, Flintshire.

    Raymond Dennis ROLF (1253620)
    William Henry John SWINFORD (1253624) - the Gloucestershire Echo of March 31st 1941 reported that they were killed when their motor-cycle crashed into the back of a lorry on the London Road, Charlton Kings at 10 p.m.

    Thornley THOMAS (906135) - the Statory Deaths Register on the Scotland's People website records that he died at 3.00 a.m. at Dr. Grays Hospital, Elgin, due to shock as the result of a fracture of the base of the skull, caused by a road traffic accident.

    Norman DRAYCOTT (1153710) - the Long Eaton Advertiser of April 5th 1941 reported that 'despite an operation for appendicitis, the death occurred rather suddenly.' He had been at home a week previously on sick leave, after an attack of pleurisy.

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    On with the UK casualties

    David Liddell TURPIE (970163) - the Statutory Deaths Register on the Scotland's People website records that he died at 9.15 a.m. at Leanchoil Hospital, Forres, due to a fracture of the skull, as well as having an injury to the hand. His unit on the Graves Registration Report Form on the CWGC website is given as 19 O.T.U.

    William George AIREY (60429) - the National Probate Calendar reord that he died at The Bath Club, London W.1. The Birmingham Mail of April 3rd 1941 reported the inquest into his death. It record that he died in a room on the third floor of the club in Dover Street, as the result of a fire. Cause of death was carbon monoxide poisoning, and the origin of the fire could not be identified. The Coroner returned a verdict of "Death by misadventure."

    John Kenneth BODINNAR (First Officer, A.T.A.) - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at Tarleton Moss, Tarleton, Lancashire.
    Hurricane Z3166, flew into ground in bad visibility nr Tarleton Lancs - ferry Langley to Silloth.
    See: http://www.raf-lichfield.co.uk/ATA%20Casualties.htm

    Arthur Ernest BEST (1195191) - the Western Times of April 18th 1941 reported the following:

    FORMERLY RESIDED AT EXETER
    Mr. Arthur Best, who received fatal injuries in a motor accident at Kings Lynn, Norfolk, on April 6, lived at 72, Broadway, St. Thomas, Exeter, before joining the R.A.F. last October. Aged 30, Mr. Best, in civilian life, was in partnership with his brother, Mr. Fred Best, as an oil merchant, and was well known in the city and all over Devon.


    William Thomas GIBBS (926798) - the Western Gazette of May 16th 1941 reported the following:

    KILLED WEEK AFTER FIANCE'S FUNERAL - six days after the recent funeral of Flight Mechanic William Thomas Gibbs, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Gibbs, of 17, Grosvenor Road, portland, who died after being taken ill on his way home on leave, his fiancee, a Miss Evelyn King, who lived in a town in the Home Counties, lost her life in an air raid.

    Jean Eugene BATTAGLIA (R/81397) - his R.C.A.F. Service File records that he was killed in Harvard 2712 of the Conversion Training Squadron, Picton, which crashed after going into a shallow dive from 3000 feet and crashed on ice near Athol Bay, Ontario, Canada at 13.15. Also killed was C/4009 P/O Kenneth Maescher Armstrong. Battaglia was born in Paris, and he had previously served in the French Fleet Air Arm. His mother was still residing in Nazi-occupied France at Charenton. He was buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Picton, Ontario, but there is a clipping from a newspaper from Corcy, France, from 1950, which reported in French:

    Corcy
    Burial of an airman
    On Saturday was held the reburial service of master pilot of aviation Jean Battaglia, who died for France in 1941, in Canada.


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    Continuing with a few more of the UK casualties:

    Robert BURTON (R/60228) - his R.C.A.F. Service File records that he was killed in Spitfire N3250 of 57 O.T.U. which crash landed in a field near Tattenhall after apparently suffering engine failure due to oil starvation.

    Alfred Ernest WEBB (39552) - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at 83 Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth. See also civilians Raymond and Rowena Turner, who died at the same address on that day: http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Norfol...Civilians.html

    Irvine Douglas BOWLES (701578) - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at Street, Somerset. His funeral was reported in the Central Somerset Gazette of April 18th 1941, which recorded that he was killed when his car collided with a lamp standard at Street.

    Derek Stewart THOMSON (1055870) - the Statutory Deaths Register on the Scotland's People website recorda that he died at 11
    30 a.m. at Dundee Royal Infirmary due to tuberculosis.

    Robert Clive MORGAN (88784) - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at Station Hospital, R.A.F. Melksham-Without, Wiltshire.

    Frederick George NEILL (976110) - the 221 Sqn ORB Form 540 recorda that he was one of the crew of Wellington W5653, which crashed into a hillside in County Donegal.
    See: Air 81/5811 - http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...=&qmem=&qdate=
    See also: http://www.irishidentity.com/extras/...ries/urris.htm

    Harry WINTERBOTTOM (614322) - the Manchester Evening New of April 18th 1941 reported the inquest into his death. He was killed when his motor-cycle collided with a bus at the junction of Oldham Road and Queen's Road, Manchester. He had been home for a few days on leave and was returning to his unit. A verdict of "accidental death" was returned by the Coroner.

    Frederick Harry James HUCKS (752146) - the Gloucestershire Echo of April 19th 1941 reported that he collapsed and died at Stow-on-the-Wold on Easter Monday.

    Robert Lance CONGREVE (437007) - a family tree on ancestry.co.uk records that he was killed in an air raid, and that his body was found at 12.00 on April 28th 1941 in the Victoria League Club, Malet Street, Holborn, London.

    Seymour Fitzclare CLIFFORD (79077) - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at Cranmore Court, Chelsea, London.

    Robert Hyde PROCTOR (1284690) - the Croydon Memorial Book, on ancestry.co.uk, records that he was struck by an aircraft whilst with 12 S.F.T.S. and died from his injuries.

    Robert Ernest BOTTERILL (611765) - a family tree on ancestry.co.uk records that his death certificate states that the his body was found on April 17th 1941 at 53 Leyland Road, Lee, Lewisham. Death was 'due to war operations.'

    Arthur Reginald MILES (841742) - the National Probate Calendar records that he also died at Lewisham.

    Frank WILLIS (1263989) - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at Seacroft Emergency Hospital, Leeds.

    Francis Elliott SHAW (1152490) - the 115 Sqn ORB Form 540 recorda that he was killed when Wellington T2560 crashed at Wroughton.
    See also: https://internationalbcc.co.uk/losses/34617/

    Douglas Benjamin CUTTS (1195965) - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at The Sanatorium, Devonshire Road, Blackpool.

    Geoffrey Charles BENNETT (740558) - the 609 Sqn ORB Form 541 has him missing in Spitfire P7669.
    See AIR81/6140: http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...qmem=&cur=6150

    Carill Stanley NAPIER (Captain, A.T.A.) - died at the R.A.F. Hosptial, Halton, of injuries sustained some four months previously in the crash of Blenheim L1100. He was the son of Montague Napier.
    See: http://www.raf-lichfield.co.uk/ATA%20Casualties.htm

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    Continuing on with some of the UK casualties:

    Henry Gilbert Bruce KNIGHT (66036) - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at Forbes Fraser Hospital, Bath.

    Frederick Lyddon ARNEY (88854) - the Statutory Deaths Register on the Scotland's People website records that he died at 4.40 a.m. at Lybster Hospital due to two broken legs and extensive burns, the result of an aircraft acccident. The 612 Sqn ORB Form 540 for April 30th record that he was pilot of Whitley P5070* which was sent out on a U-boat search, but returned early and crashed on Scaraben near Dunbeath in cloud. Arney was found alive, but died later.
    *Not in the ORB, but see: https://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.c...east-scaraben/

    Anthony Andre WOOD (917314) - the 149 Sqn ORB records that he was injured by shrapnel from flak in Wellington T2899 'T' on a raid to Brest on the night of May 3rd/4th 1941, and subsequently died of his injuries.

    Victor Charles ARNOLD (J/4253) - Master T8780. See: http://aircrewremembered.com/dunmore-arnold.html

    Henry Pitney PATTERSON (854403) - death registered at Liverpool, and the National Probate Calendar records that he was 'believed to have been killed through war operations on 7 May 1941 and whose dead body was found on May 8 1941.' His address is given as 57 Edinburgh Street, Liverpool.

    Arthur Thomas Reginald FERNYHOUGH (1112423) - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at R.A.F. Station Wittering. The Cheshire Observer of May 17th 1941 reported that he was 'killed by enemy action.'

    Gordon Lionel HOWARD (1095448) - a family tree on ancestry.co.uk includes a letter from Wing Commander Caskill of No. 17 Balloon Centre to his father, which records that he died at Beverley Road Hospital, Hull, as a result of injuries he sustained in a recent enemy attack on the town.

    Arthur Winsor NECK (1202697) - the Croydon Roll of Honour on ancestry.co.uk records that he was killed at Lambeth as rhe result of enemy action. He is recorded as being a civilian.

    William Blair MORRISON (1104142) - the Aberdeen Press and Journal of June 3rd 1942 reported the following:
    Charles Robinson White (21), aircraftman, [was] charged with culpable homicide by discharging a rifle at another aircraftman, William Blair Morrison, whereby he died immediately, the view was put forward that he was suffering from schizophrenia or split mind. One doctor witness said White told him that he kept hearing voices in his head, and one voice said "Why don't you kill that man?"

    The article reports that White was ordered by Lord Moncrieff to be detained in prison during the King's pleasure. The Statutory Deaths Register on the Scotland's People website records that Morison (note spelling) died at 9.30 a.m. at R.A.F. Station Dunino, Fife due to a gunshot wound to the head.

    William Adam BROWN (86634) - the 97 Sqn ORB has a P/O Brown, missing on Manchester L7324 on the night of May 15/16 1941. Last heard from off the Frisian Islands reporting engine trouble. Crew:
    F/Lt Bird
    P/O Brown
    Sgt. Hutt
    Sgt. Hannigan
    Sgt. Nutt
    Sgt. Pyatt
    See also: http://www.flensted.eu.com/194102.shtml

    Eric Patrick DIAPER (563093) - the ORB Form 540 records:
    Saturday May 17
    At 08.00 Sergeant Diaper N.C.O. was found shot through the head, with a service revolver nearby, at Dispersal hut, no witnesses. Police are called in and take necessary action. No reason apparent for the tragic happening. The necessary arrangements made.


    John BURKE (340275) - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at Swancote, Bridgnorth, Shropshire.

    Ronald George MEW (649028) - Wellington W5448, which crashed on May 18th 1941.
    See:
    AIR81/6508: http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...qmem=&cur=6500
    and https://218squadron.wordpress.com/in...lington-w5448/

    Harold Mervyn TRACY (844976) - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at Queens Park L.M.S. Railway Station, London.

    Peter Saville HANDLEY (42059) - see: http://sussexhistoryforum.co.uk/inde...e;topic=8628.0

    John EVANS (1068014) - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at the R.A.F. Hospital, Rauceby, Lincolnshire.

    Robert GARLAND (1369019) - the Dumfries and Galloway Standard of May 31st 1941 carried the following announcement:
    GARLAND - on the 24th May, 1941, at R.A.F. Hospital, Kirkham, Lancs., Robert Garland, son of the late Mr and Mrs Garland, 6, Exeter Drive, Partick, and nephew of Mr and Mrs W. Black, 29, Galloway Street, Dumfries, aged 19 years. Interred in Troqueer Cemetery.

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    RAF/SAAF/ Greek Air Force Zimbabwe until Sept 1941

    Warrant Officer FREDERICK AMBROSE WILLIAMS FREDERICK AMBROSE WILLIAMS 1941/03/01 RAF Zimbabwe BULAWAYO (ATHLONE) CEMETERY
    #358503
    Kumalo Air Station
    Death due to Malaria at Memorial Hospital Bulawayo contracted 6 days previously

    ALLAN OSCAR JOHN COCKS 1941/03/04 RAF Zimbabwe HARARE (PIONEER) CEMETERY
    St Annes Hospital Salisbury
    of Toxaemia And Cardiac Failure after 7 days of Illness

    FRANCIS KENNETH FAULKNER 1941/04/10 RAF VR Zimbabwe BULAWAYO (ATHLONE) CEMETERY
    Kumalo Air Station
    Died at Military Hospital Bulawayo as a result of Motor Car accident on 6th April 1940. He drove a car which
    collided with a bridge on Bulawayo-Salisbury Road

    STEPHEN EDMUND TAITT 1941/04/26 RAF VR Zimbabwe HARARE (PIONEER) CEMETERY
    20 SFTS
    Drowned in Umsemgesi River at Ruwangore Farm. he was a Flying Instructor in 20 SFTS


    JAMES STANLEY JONES 1941/05/05 RAF Zimbabwe HARARE (PIONEER) CEMETERY
    Cranborne Air Training Station
    Died due to Nephritis, Myocarditis, Pneumonia and Cardiac Failure at Salisbury General Hospital which
    started 7 days previously


    SYLVESTER GEORGE McCABE 1941/05/23 RAF Zimbabwe GWERU CEMETERY
    22 SFTS
    Died Gwelo Hospital of Acute Hepatitis and Hepatic Failure after being ill 3 days

    JAMES ALEXANDER POLLOCK U/T Pilot 1941/07/13 RAF VR Zimbabwe BULAWAYO (ATHLONE) CEMETERY
    Kumalo Aerodrome, Bulawayo
    Died Memorial Hospital Bulawayo
    Of multiple Burns, Toxaemia and Cardiac Syncope after 2 months 5 days - I wonder if he had an aircraft accident of some sort in early May 1941

    ALEC EWART MARTIN 1941/07/22 RAF Zimbabwe HARARE (PIONEER) CEMETERY
    RAF Cranborne Salisbury
    Died of Typhoid Fever, Acute Cardiac Failure after 8 days Illness

    ANASTASIOS SIMITZIS 1941/07/24 Greek Air Force Zimbabwe HARARE (PIONEER) CEMETERY
    U/T Pilot
    Flying Accident at Ruwa S. Rhodesia


    LEWIS STANLEY TINDALL 1941/07/28 RAF Zimbabwe HARARE (PIONEER) CEMETERY
    25 EFTS Belvedere Salisbury Flying Instructor
    Death due to arsenical Encephalitis following an infection of "NAB" (Neutralizing antibody?) after three days of illness
    Died at War Emergency Hospital Salisbury


    George William FORD Pupil Pilot 1941/08/04 SAAF Zimbabwe HARARE (PIONEER) CEMETERY
    20 SFTS Cranborne
    Flying Accident at Twentydales Estate S Rhodesia


    VASILIOS GERMANOS 1941/08/20 Greek Air Force Zimbabwe HARARE (PIONEER) CEMETERY
    20 SFTS Cranborne U/T Pilot
    Flying Accident at Hatfield, S. Rhodesia


    Raymond Marie DE MARILLAC 1941/08/25 SAAF Zimbabwe HARARE (PIONEER) CEMETERY
    20 SFTS Cranborne U/T Pilot
    Flying Accident at Inkomo Bombing Range S. Rhodesia


    GEOFFREY CHARLES TURNER 1941/08/31 RAF VR Zimbabwe BULAWAYO (ATHLONE) CEMETERY
    RAF Heany Air Station Bulawayo
    Flying Instructor
    Died at Military Hospital Bulawayo
    Death due to injuries received in motor car accident early in day

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    Rest of RAF in Zimbabwe

    All except one found

    UNKNOWN

    FRANK KNOWLES NIELD U/T Pilot 1941/10/10 RAF VR Zimbabwe GWERU CEMETERY


    NORMAN WEST 1941/09/24 RAF Zimbabwe GWERU CEMETERY
    22 SFTS Thornhill Air Station Gwelo
    Killed in Flying Accident at Thornhill Air Station Gwelo
    WILLIAM DOUGLAS EVANS Pilot 1941/09/24 RAF VR Zimbabwe GWERU CEMETERY
    22 SFTS Thornhill Air Station Gwelo
    Killed in Flying Accident at Thornhill Air Station Gwelo

    Probably above 2 linked

    GEORGE MacDOUGALL U/T Pilot 1941/09/25 RAF VR Zimbabwe BULAWAYO (ATHLONE) CEMETERY
    Kumalo Air Station
    Died in the Memorial Hospital Bulawayo of Head injuries sustained 5 hours 30 mins earlier - Maybe aircrash?


    FRANK KNOWLES NIELD U/T Pilot 1941/10/10 RAF VR Zimbabwe GWERU CEMETERY

    WILLIAM REID 1941/10/12 RAF Zimbabwe BULAWAYO (ATHLONE) CEMETERY
    RAF INDUNA
    Died of Gangrenous Appendix: Acute septic Peritonitis and Cardiac Syncope aftr 4 days of illness

    DOUGLAS HARLING 1941/10/12 RAF (Auxiliary Air Force) Zimbabwe GWERU CEMETERY
    Moffat Air Station Gwelo
    Died at Gwelo Hospital of Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Toxemia afer 6 months illness


    JAMES ANGUS McKEE ALLISON Pilot 1941/10/18 RAF VR Zimbabwe HARARE (PIONEER) CEMETERY
    28 EFTS, RAF Mount Hampden Salisbury
    Flying Instructor killed in Flying Accident at Mount Hampden Salisbury

    CHARLES ARTHUR WILLIAM BALDWIN 1941/10/18 RAF Zimbabwe HARARE (PIONEER) CEMETERY
    28 EFTS, RAF Mount Hampden Salisbury
    Airframe Fitter killed in Flying Accident at Mount Hampden Salisbury


    JEFFREY ROBERT AUSTIN BAKER 1941/10/28 RAF Zimbabwe BULAWAYO (ATHLONE) CEMETERY
    Induna Air Station, Bulawayo
    Died Military Hospital, Bulawayo
    Cerebal Haemorrage, Compound Fracture left Tibia - obtainde 2 days earlier - Accident ??


    STUART FERGUSON 1941/11/09 RAF VR Zimbabwe BULAWAYO (ATHLONE) CEMETERY
    Pupil Pilot RAF Heany, Bulawayo
    Died at Bulawayo Military Hospital due to injuries reveived as a result of having been thrown out of a moving motor car.

    JOHN DUNWOODY MARTIN 1941/11/10 RAF VR Zimbabwe BULAWAYO (ATHLONE) CEMETERY
    Pupil Pilot RAF Heany, Bulawayo
    Died at Bulawayo Military Hospital due to injuries reveived as a result of having been thrown out of a moving motor car.

    FRANCIS ALEXANDER LEE-NORMAN U/T Pilot 1941/11/14 RAF VR Zimbabwe BULAWAYO (ATHLONE) CEMETERY
    Induna Air Station , Bulawayo
    Death due to fracture of skull following aircraft crash at Queens Mine, Bulwayo

    HAROLD BELLWOOD Pilot 1941/11/20 RAF VR Zimbabwe GWERU CEMETERY
    Thornhill Air Station, Gwelo
    Death due to flying accident at Thornhill Air Station, Gwelo

    HAROLD KENNETH UNDERDOWN 1941/11/25 RAF VR Zimbabwe BULAWAYO (ATHLONE) CEMETERY
    RAF Induna Air Station , Bulawayo
    Died at Military Hospital, Bulawayo as a result of injuries recieved from an overturned motor car in which he was travelling

    HARRY JAMES MACKINTOSH LAWRENCE 1941/11/27 RAF VR Zimbabwe HARARE (PIONEER) CEMETERY
    28 EFTS Mount Hampden, Salisbury
    Death due to drowning following heart attack at Salisbury Municipal Baths

    BERNARD HIGGINS 1941/11/28 RAF Zimbabwe HARARE (PIONEER) CEMETERY
    Flight Mechanic at RAF Station Cranborne, Salisbury
    Death due to Intracranial hemorrhage and shock at Cranborne, Salisbury

    HUBERT WEATHERBY COTTAM Pilot 1941/12/05 RAF Zimbabwe BULAWAYO (ATHLONE) CEMETERY
    Heany Air Station, Bulawayo
    Flying Instructor, Multiple injuries due to air accident at Whites Run Farm, Bulawayo


    IAN LESLIE FALCONER U/T Pilot 1941/12/05 RAF VR Zimbabwe BULAWAYO (ATHLONE) CEMETERY
    Heany Air Station, Bulawayo
    Pupil Pilot Multiple injuries due to air accident at Whites Run Farm, Bulawayo

    AUSTIN CHARLES HEARN 1941/12/08 RAF VR Zimbabwe BULAWAYO (ATHLONE) CEMETERY
    Heany Air Station, Bulawayo
    Multiple injuries due to air accident at Heany Air Station, Bulawayo

    CLAUDE MALCOLM WARING HOWARD U/T Pilot 1941/12/15 RAF VR Zimbabwe HARARE (PIONEER) CEMETERY
    RAF Station Cranborne, Salisbury
    Killed in Flying accident 5 miles north of Norton, Salisbury

    ROBERT FRANK (BOB) MURPHY 1941/12/18 RAF VR Zimbabwe HARARE (PIONEER) CEMETERY
    RAF Belvedere, Salisbury
    Died at Salisbury Goverment Hospital
    Due to Respiratory failure, due to multiple injuries to the thorax

    KENNETH GEORGE (KEN) BOULTON Pilot 1941/12/24 RAF VR Zimbabwe GWERU CEMETERY
    Thornhill
    Killed in flying accident at Gwelo

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    FRANK KNOWLES NIELD


    Has at least 3 family trees on ancestry with sources - It may provide a clue to his death

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    Neild - Tiger Moth II, T5551

    West/Evans - Harvard I, N7146

    MacDougall - Oxford I, AR839

    Allison/Baldwin - Tiger Moth II, T8022

    Lee-Norman - Tiger Moth II, T7537

    Bellwood - Harvard I, N7072

    Cottam/Falconer - Oxford I, T1118

    Hearn - Oxford I, AR848

    Howard - Harvard I, P5981

    Boulton - Harvard I, N7056

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    Next batch of UK casualties

    John Plunkett LEONARD (1283318) - the 222 Sqn ORB Form 540 has a possible cause of death: 'Lorry accident near Coltishall. (2 killed). Investigation Officer - the Adjutant.'
    The National Probate Calendar records that Leonard died at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital.

    Kazimierz Stanislaw STACHNIK - the Western Morning News of May 31st reported the inquest into his death. It reported that he was knocked down by a van on the main Exeter-Honiton road in the early hours of May 24th. He died without regaining consciousness at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. A verdict of "death by misadventure" was returned by the Coroner.

    Geoffrey Walton GOODDY (1259461) - the West Sussex Gazette of June 5th 1941 reported his funeral, and recorded that he died in hospital [in Chichester] from penumonia. It reports that his coffin was carried by members of the R.A.F. from Tangmere.

    Arthur Ernest ABBOTT (1098792) - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at the Isolation Hospital, Lancaster. The Northampton Mercury of June 6th 1941 reported his funeral, and it records that he contracted spinal meningitis after only two weeks in the R.A.F.

    John Harold BRAGGER (1325529) - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at St. Chad's Hospital, Birmingham.

    Basil Henry Seth DICKERS (1404406) - although commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, the Burials Register for the Parish of Pyrton, Oxford, recorda that he was buried there on June 3rd 1941.

    Colin Charles Edward ROGERS - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at the Royal Air Force Hospital, Kirkham, Lancashire.

    John Teasdale CRAIG D.F.M. (564573) 56 O.T.U. - see: http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...dale-Craig-DFM

    Eric Eugene CROKER (391826) - Spitfire P8163. See: http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/.../41/p8163.html
    The ORB Form 540 records that he died at 06.00 at the Military Hospital, Catterick.

    Sir Christopher Albert DE BATHE (83937) - killed in an accident near Denham, when he was struck by a low flying aircraft.
    See: https://family-tree.cobboldfht.com/people/view/4771

    Wilfred TANSLEY (1379543) - Master T8630.
    See: http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...3-6-1941/page2

    Ronald James EMBLEN (840988) - a family tree on ancestryc.o.uk recorda that he died at Horn Hall Sanatorium, Stanhope, Co. Durham.

    Frederick William ROGERS (560691) - the Western Morning News of July 31st 1941 reported the inquest into his death. It records that he was killed when his motor cycle collided with a lorry on a bridge in the village of Lacock, Wiltshire. A verdict of "accidental death" was returned by the Coroner.

    Frank Walter BARBERY (851435) - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at Hatton Mental Hospital, Hatton, Warwickshire.

    Waclaw ANDRZEJCZYK (P/781252) - the 301 Sqn ORB Form 540 records:
    Cpl. Andrzejczyk was killed when he ran into the airscrew of [Wellington] GR-W.

    Jerzy BARCICKI (P/783415) - the Statutory Deaths Register on the Scotland's People website record that he died at 12.00 p.m. at Belladyke Military Hospital, Larbert, due to acute myocarditis, from which he had been suffering for 21 days, and catatonic schizophrenia, from which he had been suffering for 1 month and seven days.

    Albin NASSWETTER (787680) - the 1 Sqn ORB From 540 just has:
    Sergeant Pilot Albin Nasswetter (Czech) (787680), died.

    Regards

    Simon

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    Hubert Weatherby Cottam was a BoB Pilot

    http://www.bbm.org.uk/airmen/CottamHW.htm

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