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    470906 - Unaccounted Airmen- 06-09-1947

    From Henk's List -

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    GROSCLAUDE, James Henry - W/O - 512671 - RAF.
    City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park, Essex.

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    AUSTRALIA
    WAITE, Sydney Thomas - Sgt - 165544 - RAAF.
    Sydney War Cemetery, New South Wales, Australia.

    IRAQ
    LAZIM, Abdulla - Pvt - 8983 - RAF Iraq Levies.
    Habbaniya Memorial, Iraq.

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    THURSTUN, Gilbert Robert - Wng/Cdr - 460 - RAAF - DFC.
    Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.

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    AUSTRALIA.

    165544 Sgt Sydney Thomas WAITE RAAF.

    165544 Sgt Sydney Thomas Waite RAAF, of the Ground Training School, Wagga Wagga, N.S.W., was found dead in his bed on Saturday morning, 6 September, 1947. Waite had complained of feeling unwell before he retired. A post mortem was conducted and found he had died of heart failure. He was 47 years of age. There were no suspicious circumstances.

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    460 W/C Gilbert Robert THURSTUN DFC RAAF

    460 W/C (Pilot) Gilbert Robert "Gil" THURSTUN DFC RAAF (ex-No.10 [RAAF] Sqn), was officially discharged from the RAAF on 19 July, 1946. He died suddenly from the after-effects of an operation in Singapore, on 6 September, 1947. At the time of his death, Gilbert Thurstun was a Captain on Qantas Empire Airways flying-boats.

    After a long operational tour on 10 (RAAF) Sqn., Thurston returned to Australia and served on 20 Sqn RAAF (on Catalinas), flying anti-submarine, reconnaissance, bombing and mine-laying ops. He later commanded RAAF Rathmines, NSW.

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    GROSCLAUDE, James Henry - W/O - 512671 - registered Romford, Essex.

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    Simon

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