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    Default Australian/Canadian Casualty Details

    Hello All,
    A family historian has tapped on my woodwork!!
    Can someone tell me where I (and thence, they) go to find the details of:

    d. 10 Apr 1918 Lt Fred Smith Woolhouse, AFC (Australian Flying Corps)
    d. 15 Aug 1943 415748 Flt Sgt Ross Vivian Woolhouse, RAAF
    d. 3 Sep 1943 R/91111 Cpl Albert Edgar Woolhouse, RCAF

    TIA
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    Default Re: Australian/Canadian Casualty Details

    Quote Originally Posted by Resmoroh View Post
    d. 15 Aug 1943 415748 Flt Sgt Ross Vivian Woolhouse, RAAF
    Flt Sgt Woolhouse service record is in full, here:
    https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/Sear...aspx?B=5528909

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    Default Re: Australian/Canadian Casualty Details

    Alex, Hi,
    Yes, I've got all that. But I was under the impression that the Australians, Canadians, and New Zealanders, had all the Service Records (if digitised) of their blokes freely available on-line, whereas we have to jump through hoops, pay 30GBP, and wait 5 weeks for what is - after all - our own property? I was simply after the bit of Oz, Can, Kiwi, to interrogate! But I cavil!
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    Peter,

    I find RCAF/RAAF/RNZAF records harder to find than RAF records unless someone has already done the hard work for you...
    I was lucky when I was given all the research done for a Navigator who served on the 75 Squadron.

    Kind regards,

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    Default Re: Australian/Canadian Casualty Details

    Hi,
    The WW1 loss was Sopwith Camel B5649, hit by ground fire and crashed.

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    Default Re: Australian/Canadian Casualty Details

    Peter,

    Albert Edgar Woolhouse service file available at https://search.ancestry.ca/cgi-bin/s...4d6191128c9d3a . You don’t need to have a paid account, just set up a free one if you’re not an ancestry member. All that is required is an email address.

    Luckily, the Form 765 is included.

    Mike
    Last edited by anglin.mj; 20th July 2020 at 02:47.
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    Default Re: Australian/Canadian Casualty Details

    Hello,

    d. 10 Apr 1918 Fred Smith WOOLHOUSE AFC (Australian Flying Corps).

    1/. https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/R1679312

    2/. https://www.aif.adfa.edu.au/showPerson?pid=332031

    3/. https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/Sear...aspx?B=3441861

    4/.
    10th April 1918 - Western Front.
    No.4 Sqn AFC - Sopwith Camel 1F.1 B5649.

    Low bombing and offensive patrol. Left 8.35am attacking transport - AA? ground fire? Seen to zoom then nose dived Out Of Control, crashed - Missing In Action.

    Lt Fred Smith WOOLHOUSE AFC - Killed in Action.

    See:
    The Sky Their Battlefield.
    Henshaw,Trevor.
    London:Grub Street,1995.
    p.308

    5/.
    History of Sopwith Camel 1F.1 B5649:
    http://www.airhistory.org.uk/rfc/files/B5001-B9999.txt

    6/.
    The "Aerodrome Forum":

    http://theaerodrome.com/forum/showthread.php?t=69722

    PS. An older brother:

    2280 Lance Corporal Harry Thomas George WOOLHOUSE 43rd Battalion, 1st AIF.

    https://www.aif.adfa.edu.au/showPerson?pid=332032

    Col.
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    Hello All,
    Many thanks for all the help and pointers - much appreciated, and passed to the historian!
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    Default Re: Australian/Canadian Casualty Details

    interestering thoughts on the access to service records. Over the years that I have been researching Danes in allied air forces, I have found it very difficult to obtain RAF records - I need to have a permit from next of kind and a cheque for 30 GBP (which is difficult from a country which has in practise abolished this kind of means of payment).

    In NZ I have been able to request one record a year for free without difficulties
    In CAN I have been able to find service records of war dead without problems, and for living by a visit in Ottawa once and in other cases very expensive copies
    In SA I have been helhed to details from a record a couple of times
    In the US I have been lucky a couple of times but much burned in the fire in 1973

    Having searched for information on the Danish volunteers for 20 years, I do not mind waiting another 5-6 weeks for an answer.

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    Mikkel
    Britain's Victory, Denmark's Freedom. Danish Volunteers in Allied Air Forces During the Second World War
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    danishww2pilots.dk - a resource on Danish aircrew during the Second World War

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