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    Default 470114 - Unaccounted Airmen - 14-01-1947

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    470114 - Unaccounted Airmen - 14-01-1947

    From Henk's List -

    ITALY
    DOWNS, John Thomas - F/Lt - 180111 - RAFVR.
    Padua War Cemetery, Italy.

    UK
    FAIRWEATHER, Reginald William - LAC - 1808349 - RAFVR.
    Lewes Cemetery, Sussex.
    JEAL, Archibald Alfred - LAC - 149789 - RAF.
    Harrow Weald Cemetery, Middlesex.
    JEFFREYS, Sidney Walter - AC1c - 1417884 - RAFVR.
    Bristol ( Arno's Vale ) Crematorium, Gloucestershire.
    MERRILEES, James Alexander - LAC - 974938 - RAFVR.
    Bootle Cemetery, Lancashire.
    [ But - See 16th January, 1947 ].

    From CWGC -

    Nil.

    Alex

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    Hi

    ITALY
    DOWNS, John Thomas - F/Lt - MRES

    UK
    FAIRWEATHER, Reginald William - LAC - registered in Lewes.
    JEAL, Archibald Alfred - LAC -registered in Hendon.
    JEFFREYS, Sidney Walter - AC1 registered in Bristol.
    MERRILEES, James Alexander - LAC - registered in Fylde

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    Hello

    ITALY
    DOWNS, John Thomas - F/Lt - 180111 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at the Milan Civilian Hospital.

    JEFFREYS, Sidney Walter - AC1c - 1417884 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at Ham Green Sanatorium, Bristol.

    MERRILEES, James Alexander - LAC - 974938 - the Lancashire Evening Post of January 17th (note date) 1947 reported the
    following:

    R.A.F. Man Dies After Kirkham Road Accident
    A fatal accident occurred at the junction of Blackpool Road and Ribby Road, Kirkham, last night, when as a motor car was taking a bend, two airmen fell from its rear.
    One of them, A./C. James Alexander Merrilees, aged 29, of the R.A.F., Kirkham, and belonging to Seaforth, Liverpool, was taken to the R.A.F. Hospital at Weeton, but was dead on arrival.
    The other airman, Corporal John Joseph Shehan, of the R.A.F., Kirkham, received only slight injuri
    es.

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

    John Thomas Downs 180111, attached to the MRES , was killed in a road accident on 15 January , ( not 14 January as per CWGC ) in Milan, being dead on arrival at Milan Civil hospital, his remains were transferred to Number 22 British General hospital at Mestre

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