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    Default 470903 - Unaccounted Airman - 03-09-1947

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    470903 - Unaccounted Airman - 03-09-1947

    From Henk's List -

    IRELAND, Republic of
    WALSH, Richard - AC2c - 4006485 - RAFVR.
    Kilnanear Cemetery, Firies, County Kerry, Republic of Ireland.

    From CWGC -

    AUSTRALIA
    HOLST, Theodore Christian H. - F/Sgt - 195 - RAAF.
    Footscary Cemetery, Victoria, Australia.

    Alex

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    There is a 21 year old "Ritchards Walsh" in the death index, and that has been transcribed into the various databases.

    I would suspect its him.
    Dennis Burke
    - Dublin

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

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    AUSTRALIA.

    195 F/Sgt Theodore Christian H. HOLST RAAF.

    195 F/Sgt (Rigger) Theodore Christian Hansen "Matey" HOLST RAAF, was officially discharged from the RAAF on 8 February, 1945. Holst was legend in RAAF circles. He was one of the first 1,000 enlistees in the RAAF. He had earlier served a stint in the RN/RAN until 1919. He joined the fledgling RAAF on 7 September, 1921, as crew member on the RAAF's only motor boat! Whilst involved in these maritme activities, he assisted in "fishing" 23 aircraft out of Port Phillip Bay, Victoria. Theodore Holst received long-service medals from both services (16 years in the RN/RAN., 23 with the RAAF).

    Holst was born in Marylebone, London on 2 April, 1886, his father was Danish. He passed away (aged 62), of an unspecified illness, in Heidelberg Military Hospital on 3 September, 1947.

    Col.
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    Hello

    The Ritchards Walsh that Dennis refers to is registered at Swindon.

    Regards

    Simon

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