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    Default 1947 Unaccounted Airmen Database Reconciliation

    This thread will be used to post consolidated updates for the 1947 Unaccounted Airmen

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    New Zealand

    Squadron Leader George Thomas WILSON (1175). RNZAF. Headquarters Unit, RNZAF.
    Died of natural causes


    Leading Aircraftman Allen Edwin ROBERTS (122589), RAAF. Telegraphist, 1 TAF Labuan, RAAF.
    Died from illness in South Australia post-discharge. Joined 15 March 1943 and discharged 22 October 1945. Repatriation Commission determined ROBERTSí death was attributable to war service.
    NAA: A9301, 122589

    Leading Aircraftman George Hilton LEACH (120260), RAAF. 31 Reserve Depot, RAAF Exmouth Gulf.
    Died of illness at Heidelberg Military Hospital, Victoria post-discharge.

    Flying Officer William Hungerford ROGERS (420599), RAAF. Wireless Operator, 103 Squadron RAF.
    Died as a result of service. At 113 AGH, Concord, NSW post-discharge.
    NAA: A9300, Rogers W H,

    Leading Aircraftman Patrick Joseph CUSACK (128850), RAAF. Canteen Steward.
    Died at Heidelberg Military Hospital, Victoria post-discharge.
    NAA: A9301, 128850,

    Leading Aircraftman Ellis Joseph BRODIE (14112), RAAF.
    See RAF Commands post post #4 by Col Bruggy

    Corporal Trefor Glyn DAVIES (205232), RAAF.
    Died at Heidelberg Military Hospital, Victoria post-discharge.

    Leading Aircraftman John Edward MULLER (56776), RAAF.
    Died at Heidelberg Military Hospital, Victoria post-discharge after being admitted in February 1947.

    Warrant Officer Harold Roy STEVENS (429032), RAAF. Pilot.
    Flying solo and crashed in Beaufighter A8-356 when undertaking a single engine trial, 3 miles from Richmond NSW. Engine failed at 4,000 feet.
    NAA: A705, 166/38/1431

    Leading Aircraftman John Gordon FOX (23620), RAAF.
    Died in hospital in Brisbane Qld post-discharge. Was admitted to hospital a few weeks prior.

    Aircraftman 1st Class Darrell Kenneth MARCH (168760), RAAF. Trainee Fitter, Ground Training School: Allonville, RAAF.
    Killed instantly in a motor car accident at Alfredton near Wagga NSW. In a car with 5 other airmen who were not seriously injured and the car rolled 3 or 4 times. Enlisted 08/04/1947.
    NAA: A705, 166/27/1268

    Leading Aircraftman Percival John GANT (152098), RAAF. Driver Motor Transport, RAAF.
    Died from pulmonary tuberculosis at the Repatriation General Hospital, Springbank, SA.
    NAA: A705, 166/15/637



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    Default Re: 1947 Unaccounted Airmen Database Reconciliation

    Flight Sergeant Patrick Spencer Brown (541568)
    Died 13th March 1947, aged 30
    Place of Death: R.A.F. Station, Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire
    Exact circumstances of death unknown, presumed accident?
    Last edited by yeoldbarn; 11th August 2020 at 13:51. Reason: 1947* not 1937

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    Default Re: 1947 Unaccounted Airmen Database Reconciliation

    Some more details on 'unaccounted' airmen from Australia - not enough to consider them resolved, but perhaps enough to help those more skilled than I.

    433262 W/O Clifford Dallas DEAL
    "DEAL.--Passed away at Essendon Private Hospital on 21/8/47, Clifford Dallas Deal..."

    Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate - Sat 23 Aug 1947

    21743 F/O Roger John Kennedy DWYER
    "DWYER, Roger John Kennedy.—November 4 at Repatriation Hospital, Concord..."

    The Sydney Morning Herald - 15 November 1947

    Note that it states 'November 4' whereas CWGC states 14 November. The former is supported by another announcement

    "DWYER.-The Funeral of the late ROGER J K DWYER of 10 George Street Randwick will leave our funeral Chapel 249 Crown Street city This Wednesday after service commencing at 11 am for the Eastern Suburbs Crematorium Bunnerong"

    Sydney Morning Herald - 5 November 1947

    F/O Dwyer's service record is available on NAA, and it appears that his commission in the A&SD branch was terminated "at own request to resume civil occupation" on 10 Jan 1945.

    418439 W/O Brian Joseph LISTON
    "LISTON.— On November 2, at his parents' residence, Cadell Street, Wentworth, NSW, Brian Joseph Liston, RAAF, 6th Squadron New Guinea, '46. 1st Squadron England..."

    The Herald (Melbourne) - 8 November 1947 Joseph LISTON

    262583 F/Lt Charles Henry MOORE
    "MOORE. — Charles Henry, 7 December, 1947, at hospital..."

    Sydney Morning Herald - 9 December 1947

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