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    471215 - Unaccounted Airmen- 15-12-1947

    From Henk's List -

    IRELAND, Republic of
    SAUL, Thomas Derek - F/Lt(Test Pilot) - 42080 - RAF - 64 Sqn - 2 x MiD.
    Mount Jerome Cemetery, Dublin, Republic of Ireland.

    DREW, Alfred - LAC - 628406 - RAF.
    Kingsway, New Cemetery, Nottinghamshire.
    SPINK, Wilfred Herbert - Cpl - 327773 - RAF.
    Mortlake Cemetery, Surrey.

    From CWGC -

    TURNER, Kenneth Hillary Walton - P/O - 203300 - RAF Regiment, RAFVR - 2865 Sqn, RAF Reg.
    Munster Heath War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen,Germay.


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    IRELAND, Republic of
    SAUL, Thomas Derek - F/Lt (Test Pilot) - 42080 - registered Dublin North.

    See also:

    DREW, Alfred - LAC - 628406 - registered Bromley.
    The Nottingham Journal of December 23rd 1947 reported the inquest into his death. His body was found on the railway line at Chelsfield, Kent, and the inquest at Orpington recorded that he took his own life. He had served in the R.A.F. from 1938 to 1943, and had undergone ten operations for an injury at Midhurst Hospital. The jury heard that he was frightened of the injury returning, and recorded a verdict of 'Suicide while the balance of the mind was disturbed.'
    The Nottingham Evening Post of December 16th reported that he had left his home in Kirkby-in-Ashfield on December 9th to cycle to the district office of an insurance company in Mansfield, and had not been seen again until his body was found in Kent on December 15th. It was thought that he may have been going to visit Sir Knox Cunningham in Kent, who had taken an interest in him since the time they had both been patients at the same hospital.

    SPINK, Wilfred Herbert - Cpl - 327773 - registered Hammersmith. The Kensington Post of December 27th 1947 reported that Wilfred Spink, aged 45, a school caretaker, who collapsed after while lighting the school fires at Latimer Road School, and suffered burns. He was taken to Hammersmith Hospital but was dead on arrival. He had complained of feeling unwell before leaving for work.

    TURNER, Kenneth Hillary Walton - P/O - 203300 - the Western Morning News of December 18th 1947 reported that he was killed as the result of a motor accident in Germany. He had joined the R.A.F. three years previously, but due to the war ending he had not completed his pilot training, and had transferred to the R.A.F. Regiment.



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