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    450606 - Unaccounted Airmen - 06-06-1945

    From Henk's List -

    UK
    CAYTON, Thomas Arthur - Cpl - 1439318 - RAFVR - Hampstead Cemetery, London.
    COOK, Alexander - LAC - 1562291 - RAFVR - Dundee Eastern Necropolis, Angus.
    HUMMERSTON, George Augustus - LAC - 1079453 - RAFVR - Biggin Hill Cemetery, Kent.
    KING, Hubert Martin - W/O - 347867 - RAF - Meliden (St. Meldydd ) Churchyard, Flintshire.
    SLATER, Thomas - AC1c - 1476349 - RAFVR - Derby (Nottingham Road ) Cemetery, Derbyshire.
    STIRLING, Hubert Walter - Cpl - 900935 - RAFVR - Kingswood (St. Andrew ) Churchyard, Surrey.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    INDIA
    DAVIES, Philip Edmund - Sqdn/Ldr - 90832 - RAF ( Auxiliary Air Force ) - Kirkee War Cemetery, India.
    McCULLOCH, Ronald - Sgt - 1012206 - RAFVR - Delhi War Cemetery, India.
    MEIKLE, Colin Campbell - F/S (Pilot) - 1604174 - RAFVR - Delhi War Cemetery, India. [ Hurricane IV - LD797 - 8 FU ].
    RITCHIE, Robert - AC2c - 966624 - RAFVR - Delhi War Cemetery, India.
    SHERFIELD, Alfred Jack - LAC - 1228170 - RAFVR - Ranchi War Cemetery, India.

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    Confirmed MEIKLE was flying LD797. Pilot became lost and the aircraft stalled in a forced landing attempt.

    Colin Cummings

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    Hi

    UK
    CAYTON, Thomas Arthur - Cpl - registered in Aled.
    COOK, Alexander - LAC - registered in Cirencester
    HUMMERSTON, George Augustus - LAC - registered in Edmonton.
    KING, Hubert Martin - W/O - registered in Liverpool N.
    SLATER, Thomas - AC1 - registered in Derby.
    STIRLING, Hubert Walter - Cpl - registered in Plymouth.

    INDIA
    DAVIES, Philip Edmund - Sqdn/Ldr - not listed in GRO or ilegible.
    McCULLOCH, Ronald - Sgt - 302 MU.
    RITCHIE, Robert - AC2 - 322 MU.
    SHERFIELD, Alfred Jack - LAC - 185 Wing.

    Malcolm

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    RITCHIE, Robert - AC2c - 966624 - RAFVR - Delhi War Cemetery, India.
    Ritchie, Fitter IIA, died at CMH Bareilly at approx 08:30 hrs on 6th June 45. Airman had proceeded on Hill depot leave in Party no.2 but fell ill on train and was removed to CMH Bareillly on the evening of 23rd May 1945. Sucessfully operated same evening for appendicities.. Recovery was fairly normal but broncho-pneumonia set in and "he seemed to lose the will to live". Gradually became worse and at 4.30AM was adminstered oxygen with no effect.

    Originally buried in the Lynchgate Cemetry, Bareilly Cantonment.

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

    Louis Joseph Kelly J 88916 , took a corner too fast on his motorcycle as he left camp at 23:15 hours on June 4th, and crashed. Admitted to Grays EMS hospital, Elgin, he died of a ruptured right kidney and concussion .

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

    Youseef Murad 6384 , was admitted to Number 43 general hospital in a grossly emaciated condition following a month long history of stomach pains, where he died of a primary neoplasm of the liver which had become neurotic and bled into the peritoneal cavity
    Last edited by jonheyworth; 6th October 2021 at 23:21.

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

    Hubert Martin King 347867 , attached to 30 MU, died of emphysema

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