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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 26-8-1942

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died of wounds or injuries received on active service:
    LAC Andrew FORRESTER - 1112945.

    B - Killed on active service:
    LAC (WOp/Ag) Timothy H. FOX - 1377446, and
    LAC (WOp/Ag) Charles G. KESLAKE - 1191786.

    C - Died on active service:
    AC1 William E. MORGAN - 1534491.

    D - Not found in Flight archives:
    LAC Lemeul W. BEDDOWES - 945719 - age 24;
    AC2 Eric DOBSON - 1323820;
    AC1 Douglas E.F. HART - 1220304, and
    LAC Lawrence JACKSON - 1284060.

    E - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Battle Trainer - P6644 - 3 AGS - collided with Botha L6173 on approach, Castle Kennedy.
    Botha I - L6173 - 3 AGS - refer to Battle P6644.
    Hotspur II Glider - BT790 - 1 GTS - crashed on approach Croughton.
    Hudson V - AM798 - 1 (C)OTU - overshot landing Ronaldsway.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    I found Forrester in the No.16 PFTS ORB,

    August 26th 1942, 1112945 LAC Forrester A. killed in flying accident at Tollerton.

    August 26th 1942, SSQ, 112945 LAC Forrester, driving a tractor, struck in back by propeller of taxiing aircraft. Dies same day of Fractured Spine.
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    Hi Henk
    Following Al, Forrester,22, registered at Nottingham the right area for Tollerton
    Morgan,28, registered at Ruthin, Denbighshire,Wales
    Hart,22, registered at Ashford, Kent
    Jackson,21, registered in Leicester
    Fox,Kerslake,Beddowes and Dobson didn't show up on the register but you have 3 a/c where deaths would have been registered outside England and Wales
    Regards
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    Thanks Al & Dick. Keep my fingers crossed that more info will follow on the remaining four casualties.
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    I cannot match any of the four men in Scotlandspeople database.

    Keslake and Fox are in same Casualty listing, and have trades.

    LAC L Jackson listed DOAS Dec 3rd magazine. Only name of that rank that matches.

    A - Died of wounds or injuries received on active service:
    LAC Andrew FORRESTER - 1112945. Nottingham district, Ground accident

    B - Killed on active service:
    LAC (WOp/Ag) Timothy H. FOX - 1377446, and - District ?
    LAC (WOp/Ag) Charles G. KESLAKE - 1191786. - District ?

    C - Died on active service:
    AC1 William E. MORGAN - 1534491. Ruthin District
    LAC Lawrence JACKSON - 1284060. Laiecester District

    D - Not found in Flight archives:
    LAC Lemeul W. BEDDOWES - 945719 - age 24; District ?
    AC2 Eric DOBSON - 1323820; District ?
    AC1 Douglas E.F. HART - 1220304, Ashford Kent.

    The IoM Hudson would useful to see details of.
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    Thanks again Dennis; will ask Ross for IoM Hudson.
    Regards,
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    I did not find any of these names on the Isle of Mann register index, manxbmd.com

    But I did find the following two names in the England Wales register

    Beddow-Arnth, John J Age 69

    and below that line, they have not typed the surname but put in a comma to indicate that its the same surname as the previous line

    " Walter L, 24 Birmingham District i.e. Beddow-Arnth, Walter L

    There is no birth of this surname that might match, I think this might be a co-incidence that the two surnames appear on the register and this may well be our airman, name and place match the CWGC.

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    And Henk missed Dobson's first name, Dennis, which gives us 20 yr old Dennis E Dobson, registered dead in Surrey South Eastern district. Don't know how i missed that one.
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    Further to Keslake and Fox, they are both listed on the GRO War dead list as being with 5 AOS.

    5 AOS was based at Jurby so there must eb a connection there.
    Dennis Burke
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    Hello,

    26-8-1942
    No.5 AOS
    Blenheim IV Z6268

    Spun into sea during drogue firing, 12m off Isle of man.

    1187295 Sgt (Pilot) Robert PONTIN RAFVR + - Runnymede
    1377446 LAC (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Timothy Henry FOX RAFVR + Golders Green Crematorium.
    1191786 LAC (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Charles Gilbert KESLAKE RAFVR + Islington Cemetery & Crematorium.
    650324 LAC ( - ? - ) Gilvary Kimmond HAMILTON RAF + - Runnymede

    The Bristol Blenheim(2nd.rev.ed.)/Warner. p.398.

    Col.
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    ah, tis a funny old bussines this accounting!! Good man Col
    Dennis Burke
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