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    Default Unaccounted airwoman and airmen - 28-5-1942

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died on active service:
    AC1 Robert J. BENT - 1120670, and
    Cpl Stephen S. FLORENCE - 1558175 - age 40.

    B - Not found in Flight archives:
    F/Lt Frederick DOWNS - 85815.

    C - Looking for unit and possible cause of death of:
    ACW1 Deirdre J.V. WALKER - 442236 - commemorated on Panel 291 of the Runnymede Memorial.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk

    Bent -Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
    Downs - North Cotswold
    Florence - Carlisle
    Walker - Uxbridge

    Malcolm

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    Hi Henk
    Bent,21, registered at Knaresborough, Yorkshire
    Florence, 40, registered at Carlisle,at the time Cumberland
    Downs,39. registered at North Cotswold, Gloucestershire
    I found a Diedre J V Walker registered at Uxbridge, Middlesex, the age was 19. CWGC has age unknown.It may not be inconsistent with Runnymede if ,for example, she was an Air raid victim who was unrecognisible afterwards or whose body was not recovered but who was known to have been on site, and Runnymede is for those who have no Known grave.
    Regards
    Dick
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    Thanks Dick & Malcolm for your reactions.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Default The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Robert John Bent 1120670 , attached to RAF Harrogate in TTC, died in Harrogate general hospital of glandular fever

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Stephen Smith Florence 1558175 ,an RAF policeman attached to 59 OTU at RAF Crosby On Eden, died in the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle at 07:30 hours from the effects of drinking Lysol whilst the balance of his mind was disturbed
    Last edited by jonheyworth; 26th August 2021 at 14:49.

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Frederick Downs 85815 , was found dead in a chair with a revolver in his hand in his room at RAF Moreton in Marsh. On the day of his death , he said he had " never felt So low in his life " to a friend and his death was judged to be self inflicted
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