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

    Kenneth Arthur Foale 1247774 , attached to Number 357 WU , was admitted seriously ill to Number 38 British Military hospital, Bangalore on 27 September, where he died of enteric fever

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    Quote Originally Posted by markpeelgb View Post
    34225 Sergeant Davis JONES

    A somewhat puzzling case, perhaps due to the fact that this is a very common name. According to the probate record, Sergeant Jones died at the Stanley Hospital in Liverpool on 29 April 1941. A story in the Liverpool Echo reports that an inquest into the death of David Jones, aged 55, a joiner from Walker Street, Blackley, Manchester, found that he received fatal injuries in a crane accident at the Liverpool docks. This is the right age and address, as well as date. A funeral notice in the Manchester Evening News provides the same information.

    It is possible that Sergeant Jones was working in the docks in a service capacity, or perhaps he had already left the forces but was reported as a service death anyway. Others on this forum might have a better idea of the explanation, but it does appear to be him.
    He was in a MU, I'll see if I can double check in the week

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    34225 Is early service number so WW1 service maybe recalled ?

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

    4,072 are still unaccounted. thats 3.33% of the records!

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

    4,072 are still unaccounted.
    Hi Jagan

    4,071 if the following can be added to the database :-)

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...554#post171554

    Regards,

    Jeff

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonheyworth View Post
    Frank Smith 1268490 ,was killed at 18:45 Hours near Saida, when the lorry he was driving, RAF 61535 collided with Army lorry WD 4464320 in which the driver Gunner L.W. Cook 41239, also died


    GUNNER
    LEONARD WILLIAM COOK
    Service Number: 41239
    Regiment & Unit/Ship
    New Zealand Artillery

    7 Anti Tank Regt.

    Date of Death
    Died 15 June 1943

    Age 25 years old

    Buried or commemorated at
    SIDON WAR CEMETERY

    1. B. 13.

    Lebanese Republic

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonheyworth View Post
    Osborne Cyril Reddin 1427797 , a Wireless Operator, and

    1024633 Cpl I. Bayliss , a Wireless Operator, and


    1445225 AC F. Halls , a Wireless mechanic , all attached to Number 297 Wing,

    were engaged in the unit's movement from Bizerte to Cerignola 3 Airfield via Naples , when thier vehicle crashed on the mountainous roads, Reddin being killed and the other airmen suffering serious injuries
    Forces Records has
    Ivor James Bayliss 1024635

    Frederick James Halls 1445225

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    John Eric Milnes 1073189 , A PTI attached to Number 14 ( P) AFU , took a party of ATC cadets who were visiting the unit to the beach at Fraserburgh but Cadet MacLeod got into difficulties swimming at 17:30 Hours being swept away by the current , Milne and Cadets Sgt Simpson and Cpl Weir went to MCleod's aid but Milne himself tired and got into trouble.. after Macleod was on the shore , Cadet McKinnon and 1117123 Sgt L.T.T . Smith, 1083980 Cpl Crossley and 1593805 Cpl Wragg , swam out to Milne , who by now was floating on his back, feebly moving and arm and with glassy eyes,. Mckiinon brought him part way fo shore but was exhausted and the others soon tired and had to leave Milne. Macleod was in a very poor condition and developed pneumonia and only barely survived the ordeal .

    Edward Chapell Crossley 1083980

    William Wragg 1593805

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    Wallace Barker 1023980 , attached to Number 9 Recruits Centre, was admitted dangerously ill to RAF Hospital Weeton on 14 January , where he died of pnenumonia

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

    Jon

    "Wilfred Chapman 701347 , attached to Number 2 EFTS , was taken dangerously ill at RAF Bridge Norton on 1 October and transferred to RAF hospital, Halton, where he died of a cavernous sinus thrombosis"

    I think this should be No 2 SFTS at RAF Brize Norton, No 2 EFTS was at Filton?

    "Lawrence Smart 1639421 , was killed when a Lancaster based at RAF Upton, hit his tent ( at RAF Lasham ? ) when returning from operations . Another airmen lost a foot and and arm at the elbow and had his chest ripped open but he was resuscitated at SSQ and survived"

    This was probably Lancaster III, JB217 of No 156 Sqn from RAF Upwood (not Upton), which crash landed at RAF Dunsfold.

    Malcolm

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