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    Default F/O T J M Nash, RAF, 571 Sqn

    Seeking fate details for this man, whose New Zealand connection has just come to light, also anything that might help flesh out his career:

    NASH, Fg Off Thomas James Michael.
    55254 (prev 550211);
    b [UK?] 29 Sep 18;
    to NZ in ?;
    Dilworth Sch, Auckland;
    occ ? - ?;
    to UK in/after 1934.
    RAF c.1938 [at?] [as?],
    [postings wanting],
    Pilot Badge,
    Commissioned 12 Nov 43,
    157 Sqn (Mosquito),
    kaa 1 May 45.
    Exeter Higher Cemetery Sec. Z.K. grave 155, Devon, England.
    Son of Thomas James & Evelena Violet Nash, Exeter; h of Joan Irene Nash, Burnham on Sea, Somerset, England.

    Many thanks in advance for any assistance offered.

    Errol

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    He is commemorated on the Hele's School War Memorial (Exeter):

    http://www.devonheritage.org/Places/Exeter/HelesSchoolWarMemorial1939-1945.htm

    It maybe worth contacting them for possible details of his childhood. However, if your details are correct then he would only have been there for a couple of years (he would have been 15 or so when he returned from NZ).

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    Thanks for that Amrit. I'll check with the school.

    Noting just now that there is no entry in Bill Chorley's BCL (571 Sqn was part of BCmd's 100 Gp), it may well be that Nash died from non-aircraft related causes.

    Errol

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    Default TJM Nash

    Hi Errol,
    His death was recorded in the district of Wayland, in registry volume 4b, page 203.
    Hav'nt a clue where Wayland is, as Google maps come up with numerous hits. For some reason though, he does not appear on RAF register of War deaths. I have sent you copies.
    Regards......Alan.

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    GRO Volume 4b is associated with Norfolk. There is a Wayland Prison at Griston, Thetford, Norfolk. The location of the prison is immediately south of the airfield of RAF Watton. Might be a link?
    HTH
    Peter Davies

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    Hi Errol
    Following from Peter your Jefford will tell you that 571 were at Oakington when Nash died and Ely RAF Hospital is not far away. The name Wayland is part of the Anglo- Saxon group of Gods (he was the Blacksmith) and the area is not known as East Anglia for nothing but I couldn't find a place name "Wayland" other than a farm 7 mls S E of Ely.
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    Wayland is a biggish registration district in SW Norfolk (Breckland District Council)

    http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/REG/districts/wayland.html and covers many local airbases.

    Howard
    Last edited by Howdie; 30th November 2007 at 15:23. Reason: sticking fingers

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    Confirm that Watton was in the Wayland Registration District at the time of death
    HTH
    Peter Davies

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    Gents,

    Thanks kindly for your responses.

    Dick, not 571 (my mistake - subject line wrong and text wrong in my 3rd post, though 100 Gp correct) but 157 Sqn (as in text in my 1st post), but still in Norfolk - at Swannington about 15 miles NE of Watton. Senior moments!

    Couldn't find him in The Times, incidentally.

    Errol

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    Errol

    Have you tried the new and expanded Flight Global


    http://www.flightglobal.com/PDFArchive/View/1945/1945%20-%202427.html?search=Nash%201945

    Killed on Active Service - So maybe looking for an aircraft accident that date!

    Paul
    Last edited by paulmcmillan; 30th November 2007 at 15:50.

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