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    Francis Howard Creed 41471 , attached to 11 OTU, died in RAF Hospital Ely, of an inoperable tumour of the small intestines

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    Robert Kerr Lount R 80935 , died in RAF Hospital, Ely , of cellulitis of the face

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    Albert Edward Canham 770416, attached to SHQ at RAF Duxford, died in RAF Hospital Ely of heametemesis at 22:20 hours

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    Sqn Ldr Lloyd Miller Timmins RAFVR DOD 21st March 1943 #22126


    "death certificate - complications of peritonitis by a leaking ulcer."

    Thanks to Gonker44

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...1st-March-1943

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    Alexander Glendinnig 87515 and others

    I think it may be

    13 Feb. “HMS CHANG TEH” sunk in the Durian Straits

    HMS Chang Teh (or Tay) - left 13.02.42. Sunk in Durian Strait.


    Shipping Company Losses of the Second World War


    https://www.google.co.uk/books/editi...sec=frontcover

    CHANGTEH. Tug. requisitioned by the Admiralty in 1941 and became HMS Changteh, an auxiliary minesweeper. With military personnel on board, sailed from Singapore on 13 February 1942. Bombed and sunk by Japanese planes in the Durian Strait on the 14th. Forty got away in a lifeboat, but 10 died while trying to land at Sumatra. It would appear that the survivors then walked from the mouth of the River Indragiri to Rengat. From Rengat, they were taken to Padang where they embarked on the cruiser HMS Danae which carried them to Tjilatjap. Over 100 died.


    https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?259612

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allied_Chinese_Ships

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulmcmillan View Post
    Alexander Glendinnig 87515 and others

    I think it may be

    13 Feb. “HMS CHANG TEH” sunk in the Durian Straits

    HMS Chang Teh (or Tay) - left 13.02.42. Sunk in Durian Strait.


    Shipping Company Losses of the Second World War


    https://www.google.co.uk/books/editi...sec=frontcover

    CHANGTEH. Tug. requisitioned by the Admiralty in 1941 and became HMS Changteh, an auxiliary minesweeper. With military personnel on board, sailed from Singapore on 13 February 1942. Bombed and sunk by Japanese planes in the Durian Strait on the 14th. Forty got away in a lifeboat, but 10 died while trying to land at Sumatra. It would appear that the survivors then walked from the mouth of the River Indragiri to Rengat. From Rengat, they were taken to Padang where they embarked on the cruiser HMS Danae which carried them to Tjilatjap. Over 100 died.


    https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?259612

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allied_Chinese_Ships

    I would say you’re right on the nail as “ naval vessel “ was an alternate description “ when I get chance I’ll check further .

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

    Updates in Progess to this point

    122,434 casualty records in this database.
    116,254 records (94.95%) are "Accounted for".
    6,180 are still unaccounted.
    Last edited by Jagan; 29th July 2021 at 04:12.

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    From Facebook

    Leading Aircraftman FRED ARNOLD EVANS (1297469)
    85 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Age: 23
    Died: 19/12/44
    Loss: Cause unknown as the squadron was based in the UK at this time, just over 9 miles northwest of Norwich at RAF Swannington, and Evans served as groundcrew.
    Buried: Barry (Merthyr Dyfan) Burial Ground, Wales, United Kingdom; Sec. R. Grave 943.
    Son of Charles Gladstone Evans and Nellie Rosetta Evans, of Barry Doc

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

    Hi Jon

    Frederick Ridge 1108861

    Regardless, in official RAF documents and terminology, all Airfield Construction Sqns were numbered in the 5000 series, not 6000, which was allocated to Flights.

    The SD161 definitely quotes that 6021 was a BD Flt but was under the control of No 5134 ACS at the time.

    It wouldn't be the first time a clerk in the Records Office entered incorrect details, which then got passed on to CGWC

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

    122,434 casualty records in this database.
    116,260 records (94.96%) are "Accounted for".
    99,740 are aviation. 16,520 are non-aviation deaths.
    6,174 are still unaccounted.

    48 records to go!
    Last edited by Jagan; 1st August 2021 at 13:50.

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