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    471024 - Unaccounted Airwoman & Airmen - 24-10-1947

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    WAAF
    UK
    DACEY, Marjorie - LACW - 2090669 - WAAF.
    Liverpool ( Anfield) Cemetery, Lancashire.

    UK
    BRITTON, Reginald Ewart - AC2c - 2319832 - RAFVR.
    Kingwood ( Holy Trinity ) Churchyard, Gloucestershire.
    BROXHOLME, Reginald George - Sgt - 547688 - RAF.
    Bridgewater ( Quantico Road ) Cemetery, Somerset.
    HERRINGTON, John Edmund - F/O(Pilot) - 200704 - RAFVR - 85 Sqn.
    West Mapping ( St. Mary ) Churchyard, Kent.
    STANWAY, Adrian Pass more - Cpl - 3031980 - RAFVR.
    Coulsdon ( St. John ) Churchyard, Surrey.
    WITTS, Hubert Courtney - Wng/CDR - 35187 - RAF - OBE.
    Halton ( St. Michael ) Churchyard, Buckinghamshire.

    From CWGC -

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    IYER, Venkatasubbu - AC2c - 35926 - RIAF.
    Delhi/Karachi 1939-1945 War Memorials, India.

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    DACEY, Marjorie - LACW - 2090669 - registered Liverpool North.

    UK
    BRITTON, Reginald Ewart - AC2c - 2319832 - the Western Daily Press of November 11th 1947 reported the inquest into his death. He was killed after his motor cycle collided with a car at Church Road, St. George. A verdict of "Accidental death" was returned by the jury.
    The National Probate Calendar records that he died in the Royal Infirmary, Bristol.

    BROXHOLME, Reginald George - Sgt - 547688 - registered Taunton, Somerset.

    HERRINGTON, John Edmund - F/O(Pilot) - 200704 - the Western Morning News of November 3rd 1947 reported that he was killed when his Mosquito made a forced-landing in a wood in Kent after developing engine trouble. His navigator was seriously injured.
    The National Probate Calendar records that he died at Tunbry Wood, Chatham.
    The Daily Mirror of October 25th 1947 names the navigator as F/O Gerald Coombs, aged 21, who was taken to St. Bartholomew's Hospital, Rochester, with serious injuries, after having been pulled from the burning wreck by Mrs. Martha Atkinson, aged 53 of Walderslade, Kent.
    The East Kent Gazette of December 27th 1947 reported an event at Chatham Town Hall when Mrs. Atkinson was presented with an inscribed clock and a cheque from personnel of 85 Squadron in recognition of her bravery in saving P/O Coombs.

    ASN has Mosquito RL215: https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/164199

    STANWAY, Adrian Passmore - Cpl - 3031980 - his death was reported in several newspapers at the time. He was one of 32 people killed when two Southern Railway trains crashed between Purley Oaks and South Croydon in thick fog.

    See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Croydon_rail_crash

    WITTS, Hubert Courtney - Wng/CDR - 35187 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at Westminster Hospital.

    Regards

    Simon

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