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    From Henk’s List –

    EGYPT
    LINAKER, Frederick Douglas – AC1c – 537514 – RAF – 208 Sqn.
    Cairo war memorial cemetery, Egypt.

    FRANCE
    EMERY, Eric John – AC1c – 524329 – RAF – 226 Sqn.
    Terlincthun British cemetery, Pas-de-calais, france.
    SANKEY, William – AC2c – 639683 – RAF – 2 sqn.
    Gezaincourt Communal cemetery extension, Somme, France.

    From CWGC -

    UK
    CAMPBELL, James Campbell ( Canadian ) – P/O(Pilot) – 41345 – RAF – 1 FPP.
    Benson ( St. Helen ) Churchyard extension, Oxfordshire.
    [ Hart – K4439 – 1 FPP ].

    COATS, George Hugh Hamilton – P/O(Pilot) – 42333 – RAF.
    Golders Green Crematorium, Middlesex.
    [Oxford I – P1845 – 11 FTS ].

    HARRISON, Ronald Leslie – Sgt(nav) – 580491 – RAF.
    Liverpool ( Anfield ) Cemetery, Lancashire.
    ROBERTSON,Donald Kerr – P/O(Pilot) – 70578 – RAF – 207 sqn.
    Little Rissington ( St. Peter ) – Churchyard, Gloucestershire.
    WILKES, francis Joseph – AC2c – 618247 – RAF.
    Birmingham ( Yardley ) Cemetery, Warwickshire.
    The three airmen named above were crew of battle I – K9238 – 98Sqn.

    Alex

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    EGYPT
    LINAKER, Frederick Douglas – AC1c – 537514 – see: http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...667#post138667

    FRANCE
    EMERY, Eric John – AC1c – 524329 - died due to appendicitis and peritonitis. See: https://remember.porthillscouts.org....ic-john-emery/

    Regards

    Simon

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    EMERY was a groundcrew with No. 226 Squadron, radio electrician. He died during a surgical operation at No. 1 Medical Receiving Station, at Prosnes. He was initially buried in Epernay, and moved to Terlincthun in July 1964.

    Joss

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    Default Re: 391107 – Unaccounted Airmen – 07-11-1939

    SANKEY, William – AC2c – 639683 – RAF – 2 sqn.
    Gezaincourt Communal cemetery extension, Somme, France

    " Second to None" has on pages 58/59 the story of the squadrons first casualty in France.
    A very sad story and bazar details of his burial.

    Alex
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 17th May 2020 at 16:34.

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    Default Re: 391107 – Unaccounted Airmen – 07-11-1939

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Smart View Post
    SANKEY, William – AC2c – 639683 – RAF – 2 sqn. " Second to None" has on pages 58/59 the story of the squadrons first casualty in France.
    Alex, can you share the gist of the story?

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    Alex, I too am interested in the gist of the Sankey story as he is one of the last unknowns from 1939 Thanks Paul

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    Hi Jagan and Paul,
    OK I will send you both a pm. It will take a while to type out .
    Jagan and Paul, part one and two sent.
    Alex
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 27th May 2020 at 13:44.

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    Default Re: 391107 – Unaccounted Airmen – 07-11-1939

    Alex

    Thank you for the note. I am going to put down these two records

    Aircraftman 2nd Class William SANKEY (639683) RAF d: 1939-11-07 - Self inflicted
    Aircraftman 2nd Class Robert McQUADE (623838) RAF d:1940-01-01 - likely the airman who died by fire in the guest party at 26 Sqn.. it could have been a new year eve's party.

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