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    Default Re: 400110 - Unaccounted Airmen - 10-01-1940

    Watson *Arthur H *49 *Salisbury *5a 527

    He was A Surgeon and reserve RAMC officer

    1939 register and CWGC list hopefully will
    Hopefully Make the other 20 names easy to check but I am Signing off now unless anyone else up for a challenge!

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    Default Re: 400110 - Unaccounted Airmen - 10-01-1940

    Hello

    Gilmour *Hugh *49 *Salisbury *5a 531 - he died on January 10th 1940, from the National Probate Calendar. The 1939 Register records him as a Civil Servant/War [obscure] ..ar Office.

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    Simon

    Wow that looks a very likely candidate thanks - needs further research BUT looking a very good possibility - how did you get it so quick did you go with low volume numbers?

    I used to work at Boscimbe Down when I was 20 for 6 months I remember a wall of honour - of course I wish I had made a list of names at the time but it may have been only for the Section I was working in !

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    Default Re: 400110 - Unaccounted Airmen - 10-01-1940

    I came across him yesterday after going through the deaths registered in Salisbury up to March 1940 (as Peter did), and found his date of death on the Probate Calendar, but I didn't get round (okay, I forgot) to check him against the 1939 Register.

    I was going to have another look today.

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    Default Re: 400110 - Unaccounted Airmen - 10-01-1940

    Spouse:
    Father: William Gilmour
    Mother: Euphemia Leslie
    Children:
    Birth: 10/1890 Shawlands Renfrewshire Scotland
    Death: 10/01/1940 Salisbury Wiltshire England
    Residence: 1939 Wiltshire England

    I can see AM in that 1939 reference but that is wishful thinking

    I canít see England and Scotland Select Burial references 1800 to 2016 in Dumfries if anyone can do see if any more info?

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    Simon this is all he da Forum teamwork in action. - this is what makes this the go to resource for RAF research worldwide

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    Default Re: 400110 - Unaccounted Airmen - 10-01-1940

    I think I found him coming back from South Africa In 1929 listed as Civil Servant

    He maybe on London gazette if high enough grade

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    Default Re: 400110 - Unaccounted Airmen - 10-01-1940

    Ps also need to check AFL as well

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    Default Re: 400110 - Unaccounted Airmen - 10-01-1940

    This may be a red herring:

    The Institute of Chemistry of Great Britain and Ireland. Journal and Proceedings. Part II: 1940:

    HUGH GILMOUR died at Salisbury, on 10th January, in his 60th year. Educated at Shawlands Academy and Allan Glen's School, Glasgow, he pursued his ... [full article only available at vast expense]

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    Default Re: 400110 - Unaccounted Airmen - 10-01-1940

    At the risk of asking the obvious - has anybody checked the ORB(s) for A&AEE and/or RAF Boscombe Down? I am assuming that ATC at RAF Boscombe Down must have kept a log of airframe movements (including any FTR flights), even if the actual purpose(s) of those movements were highly Classified?
    Just a thought!
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