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    Hello again,
    I am trying to find details of FO Frank Herbert Tyrrell from Southampton. He was at 55 OTU. He flew with 111 sqn on the Dieppe Raid as a Sgt, being shot down by flak, but rescued after 5 hrs in his dinghy I cannot find commission details on LG. He left 111 sqn to 1 Delivery Flt at Speke. After this nothing. I believe he rose to FO and after the war married in Switzerland.
    Any help would be great. Thank you. Roy

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    Roy

    A family tree on ancestry.co.uk records that he was born on January 7th 1918 at Southampton, and died in 1993 in Los Angeles. Married Marion Cassell in 1941.

    He's on several passenger lists for sailings to New York from Southampton in autumn 1947.

    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/183423144

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    Frank Herbert Tyrell
    Nov 1940(?) Enlisted 1380348 in Block 1375001-1400000 RAFVR Euston 01-Aug-40 to 30-Nov-41 (TNA AIR 78/161/4 Image 119).
    So that quoted Number is his Enlisted Number, not his Officer’s Number. Strange his Cmd doesn’t come up on the LG?
    HTH
    Peter Davies
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    I have also checked Air Force lists for 1943, 1944 and 1945 No Trace of a F.H.Tyrrell.

    Chris

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    From the family tree, it appears his surname was originally Woolgar - his father and brother had Woolgar as their surname, and his birth was registered at South Stoneham, Hampshire, as Frank H T Woolgar.

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    Simon
    Last edited by wwrsimon; 26th January 2020 at 18:58. Reason: Typo

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    Many thanks to Peter, Chris and Simon,
    This one is a puzzle after late 1942, with no Commission details.
    I wonder if he reverted to the family name Woolgar?
    Puzzled, Roy

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    He is on Air 78 as Frank Herbert Tyrrell 1380348 (2 r's which was why I could not initially find him)

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