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    Default AC2 James Farrell - details of a death in 1944

    I am really sorry if this is the wrong place to add this query and if so, I understand it being removed.
    This is my very first post so again, apologies if incorrect.

    First Name:
    James

    Initials:
    J

    Surname:
    Farrell

    Nationality:
    British

    Date of Death:
    21/09/1944

    Information:
    SON OF PATRICK AND ANNIE FARRELL.

    Rank:
    Aircraftman 2nd Class

    Service Number:
    1837131

    Service:
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

    Regiment:
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

    Commemorated:
    Ireland, Republic of


    Jame's nephew cannot find any details about his uncles death, he believes (through the grapevine) that it was an appendicitis but has no proof of this (next step is to order death cert) the RAF have not given any information. It is believed he was possbily at Halton hospital?
    Jame's nephew would love to know if his uncle was assigned to a squadron and if so, which one and what was his role?
    Any information would be greatly received after an unsuccessful 10 year search.
    Many thanks
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    Default Re: Searching for details of a death in 1944

    I would be interested to know too. he is still one of the unaccounted airmen in our database http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?qnum=14333

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    Default Re: Searching for details of a death in 1944

    Well I see only two options - to order his death certificate or RAF Service Record - if he wants to find out about his postings - there will be no problem if he died during WWII - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/request-...casualty-files

    Pavel
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    Default Re: AC2 James Farrell - details of a death in 1944

    Hi

    AC2 Farrell was serving with No 40 Initial Training Wing at Newquay, so was probably still undergoing training when he died. His death was registered in Aylesbury so the RAF Hospital at Halton seems likely.

    Malcolm

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    Default Re: AC2 James Farrell - details of a death in 1944

    As Pavel has said, the only way to confirm the cause of death is to order the death certificate of the individual. You can order it through the link below.

    https://www.gov.uk/order-copy-birth-...ge-certificate

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    Default Re: AC2 James Farrell - details of a death in 1944

    Hello,

    Can you please let me know AC2 James Farrell's home town.

    Thanks
    Deric.

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    Default Re: AC2 James Farrell - details of a death in 1944

    Looking at his parents deaths, the dates being on his grave stone.

    His mother died in 1949 and the address then for her must have been that of James' brother in Dun Laoghaire to the south of Dublin.

    His fathers death in 1939 was in a hospital but gives his address as being Glasthule. This is a suburb in and around Dun Laoghaire also. His father worked for Irish Lights (light houses) however so James might have been born or grew up else where.

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    Default Re: AC2 James Farrell - details of a death in 1944

    Many thanks for your rely, I am looking for a James Farrell who came from Coventry.
    Regards
    Deric.

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    Default Re: Searching for details of a death in 1944

    Thank you for your reply all! In regards to this specific reply, the RAF have not given his nephew any information, he has requested it twice. Maybe that's because they don't have any? If he died of an appendicitis before completing his training, is it possible he wouldn't have been assigned to a squadron? I really don't know how it works, and whether you're assigned upon joining or, after training is completed?
    Thanks again all!

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    Default Re: AC2 James Farrell - details of a death in 1944

    Hi there,

    Yes his home town was Glasthule, Dun Laoghaire.

    Thanks a lot.
    Liesa

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