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    Default 400330 - Unaccounted Airmen - 30-03-1940

    Hello,

    400330 - Unaccounted Airmen - 30-03-1940

    From Henk's List -

    SOUTH AFRICA
    DU PLOOY, Abraham Johannes - Air Sgt - P/2503 - SAAF.
    Thaba Tshwane ( Old No.1) Military Cemetery, Gauteng, South Africa.
    DOAS Cause ?

    UK
    BRETT, William James - F/Lt - 18132 - RAF.
    Hendon Cemetery and Crematorium, Middlesex.
    DOAS,
    McARTHUR, Joseph - F/Sgt - 1009 - RAF.
    Hove New Cemetery, Sussex.
    DOAS, Cause ?

    From CWGC -
    UK
    HARRIS, Hubert James Lewis - Sgt(Pilot) - 566343 - RAF.
    Milhaelston-Y-Fedw ( Tirzah)Baptist Churchyard, Monmouthshire.
    [ Anson I - N9545 - 1 FP ].
    SCOTT-KERR, Robert Hughes Innes ( Irish Republic ) - Sgt(Pilot) - 748592 - RAFVR - 10 EFTS.
    Yatebury ( All Saints) Churchyard, Wiltshire.
    [ Tiger Moth - G-AESO - 10 EFTS ].

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    Default Re: 400330 - Unaccounted Airmen - 30-03-1940

    Hello

    BRETT, William James - F/Lt - 18132 - the Hendon Cemetery and Crematorium Register records that he died at Africa House, Kingsway, London.

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    Simon
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    Default Re: 400330 - Unaccounted Airmen - 30-03-1940

    Hi

    BRETT, William James - F/Lt - he was serving wit 11 AMES, his death was registered in Hendon which seems strange for a death in Kingsway (Camden)

    McARTHUR, Joseph - F/Sgt - he was serving at RAF West Drayton

    Malcolm

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    Default Re: 400330 - Unaccounted Airmen - 30-03-1940

    Malcolm,

    Not sure if it's the same chap, but I thought he would be William J Brett, aged 42, registered Holborn, April 1940. Africa House is at 70 Kingsway, Holborn, right next to Holborn tube station.

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    Default Re: 400330 - Unaccounted Airmen - 30-03-1940

    Joseph Edwin McArthur (otherwise Joseph) died on War Service 30th March 1940

    England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995 for Joseph Edwin McArthur

    Birth abt 1883 #1009

    A Contemptible Little Flying Corps – I. McInnes, J. V. Webb

    1009. J. MCARTHUR Enlisted 30 July, 1901. Formerly 7666 Private 2/Royal Scots. Transferred to RFC 25 July, 1913. Was 2AM with the Aircraft Park in August, 1914 but did not serve overseas until 3 March, 1915 earning 1914/15 Star Trio. Promoted Flight Sergeant (Driver MT) 1 July, 1916 and was Chief Mechanic (Driver) in April, 1918 RAF Muster Roll. Awarded one of the first six RAF L.S.&G.C. medals as Flight Sergeant w.e.f. 30 July, 1919 vide A.M.O. 1123 of October, 1919 (see No. 28). Served in Mesopotamia in 1920 as Flight Sergeant with 30 Squadron. Awarded General Service Medal (Iraq).
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    Default Re: 400330 - Unaccounted Airmen - 30-03-1940

    William James Brett
    in the England & Scotland, Select Cemetery Registers, 1800-2016

    Confirm death at Africa House, Kingsway, Holborn,

    Name: William James Brett
    Age: 42
    Record Type: Burial
    Birth Date: abt 1898
    Death Date: abt 1940
    Burial Date: 3 Apr 1940
    Burial Place: Barnet, London, London, England
    Cemetery Section: G.5.
    Interment Number: 49422

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    Default Re: 400330 - Unaccounted Airmen - 30-03-1940

    Late Registration

    Name
    William J Brett
    Birth
    abt 1898
    Death
    04/1940 (Apr 1940) Holborn London England


    Name: William J Brett
    Death Age: 42
    Birth Date: abt 1898
    Registration Date:
    Registration Quarter: Apr-May-Jun
    Registration District: Holborn
    Inferred County: London
    Volume: 1b
    Page: 577

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    Default Re: 400330 - Unaccounted Airmen - 30-03-1940

    http://www.southafricawargraves.org/...ls.php?id=6112

    Died of cerebral haemorrhage

    Name: DU PLOOY
    Given Name: ABRAHAM JOHANNES
    Initials: A J
    Service No: P/2503
    Rank: Air SergeantOther Casualties of this Rank
    Regiment: South African Air ForceOther Casualties from this Regiment
    Date of Death: 1940-03-30Other Casualties on this Date
    Age: 46
    Cause of Death: Died of cerebral haemorrhage
    Additional
    Information:
    Husband of Anna Maria du Plooy, of Pretoria

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