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    964076 Aircraftman 2nd Class Kenneth Vaughan SIMPSON

    Attached to number 2 SFTS , Road accident 21:00 Hours, near Oxford, dead on arrival at Radcliffe Infirmary
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    744543 Leading Aircraftman Frederick GIBSON (10 November 1940)

    Based on various sources, it is highly probable that LAC Gibson was injured in an air raid on Pembroke Dock on 6 November 1940 and died in hospital four days later.

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    1259113 Aircraftman 2nd Class Alan James STEVENS (November 10, 1940)

    While based at Catterick, according to the Roll of Honour, AC2 Stevens was killed in an air raid at Woolwich, London, on November 10, 1940, probably while on leave as he was born and grew up in this area.

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    1309401 Aircraftman 2nd Class Henry William Humphreys (November 16, 1940)

    As noted in the Roll of Civilian War Dead, AC2 Humphreys was killed at his home, 33 Janson Road, Stratford, West Ham, along with his wife Edna Minnie Humphreys (nee Tricker).

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    Also killed at 33 Janson Road, Stratford, West Ham

    Doris Charlotte Humphreys
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    Died 16 November 1940
    32 years old
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    Joseph Hubbard
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    Alice Hubbard
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    These 2 died next door - so definitely killed in bombing

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    937424 Aircraftman 2nd Class Frank Roy DALTON
    1109587 Aircraftman 2nd Class James George FORBES
    1070559 Aircraftman 2nd Class William Crossan McDONALD
    1108072 Aircraftman 2nd Class Michael Francis McHUGH

    To add more detail to what the entries already show, further sources and accounts confirm that these four airmen were all killed in the collapse of Marples Hotel, Fitzalan Square, Sheffield, on 12 December 1940. In a raid that killed more than five hundred people, this one incident caused nearly seventy deaths.

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    1290932 Aircraftman 2nd Class Arthur LYON

    I believe we may have a solution to the puzzle of AC2 Lyon. As noted in an earlier thread, someone with this name was recorded in the Civilian War Dead roll as killed along with more than a dozen other prisoners at Pentonville Prison in Islington on May 10, 1941. However, that record identifies him as a seaman in the Merchant Navy with a home address in Kings Lynn, Norfolk.

    An article in the Lynn News and County Press (1 April 1941) states that Lyon admitted to a series of thefts in London and to being a deserter from the RAF and that he was ordered to be detained and then handed over to the Metropolitan Police.

    A later story (27 May 1941) states that AC2 Lyon had been killed in London 'as a result of war operations'. He was buried in a common grave for servicemen at Acton Cemetery.

    So, I think we can conclude that the Civilian War Dead record is incorrect, perhaps because of a mix-up between different prisoners, and that the Arthur Lyon killed at Pentonville was AC2 Lyon.

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    1290932 Aircraftman 2nd Class Arthur LYON

    I believe we may have a solution to the puzzle of AC2 Lyon. As noted in an earlier thread, someone with this name was recorded in the Civilian War Dead roll as killed along with more than a dozen other prisoners at Pentonville Prison in Islington on May 10, 1941. However, that record identifies him as a seaman in the Merchant Navy with a home address in Kings Lynn, Norfolk.

    An article in the Lynn News and County Press (1 April 1941) states that Lyon admitted to a series of thefts in London and to being a deserter from the RAF and that he was ordered to be detained and then handed over to the Metropolitan Police.

    A later story (27 May 1941) states that AC2 Lyon had been killed in London 'as a result of war operations'. He was buried in a common grave for servicemen at Acton Cemetery.

    So, I think we can conclude that the Civilian War Dead record is incorrect, perhaps because of a mix-up between different prisoners, and that the Arthur Lyon killed at Pentonville was AC2 Lyon.
    I'll check this out for you Mark to confirm

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project: RAF and WAAF casualties from enemy action on the home fr

    All Updates done to this point

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