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    391109 – Unaccounted Airmen – 09-11-1939

    From Henk’s List –

    UK

    HOLMES, Philip Geoffrey – AC1c – 544872 – RAF – 23 Sqn.
    Chebsey ( All Saints ) Churchyard, Staffordshire.
    LACEY, Henry – Sgt – 348684 – RAD – 2 Grp ( 101 sqn ?).
    Fakenham Cemetery, Norfolk.

    From CWGC –

    NETHERLANDS
    MITCHELL, Geoffrey Buller – P/O(Pilot) – 40249 – RAF – 3 Sqn.
    Texel ( Den Burg ) Cemetery, Noord- Holland, Netherlands.
    [ Hurricane I – L1907 – 3 Sqn ].

    UK
    MORRIS, Stephen Ballard – P/O (Pilot) – 42254 – RAF.
    Kingston ( St. James ) Churchyard, Isle of Wight.
    [ Harvard I – N7104 – 10 FTS ].

    Alex

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    HOLMES, Philip Geoffrey – AC1c – 544872 - see: http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...617#post138617

    The inquest into his death was reported in the newspapers at the time. The Lincolnshire Free Press of November 20th 1939 reported that he was accidentally shot in the chest while taking over guard duty, and died almost immediately. A colleague's gun went off in the pilot's locker room, as the rifle was being handed to Holmes. A verdict of 'Accidental death' was returned.

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