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    Thomas J High
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    abt 1916
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    Devizes, Wiltshire, England



    Thomas Jamieson High
    522609 1925 Royal Air Force


    Thomas Jamieson High
    Birth Date: 13 Aug 1916
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    Paul

    Something wrong with High methinks (#31). If he was born in 1916 and joined the RAF in 1925, at 9 he must be a candidate for the youngest man (sorry boy) to do so.

    Brian

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    Possibly

    First name(s)
    Harry John
    Last name
    Atkins
    Birth year
    1902
    Birth county

    Attestation year
    1920
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    343608
    Occupation
    Clerk (Stock Posting)


    Birth
    3 Jun 1902
    St Mary, Paddington, London, England
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    Paul,

    Where did you find your information about Thomas Jamieson High? I live in Devizes and may be able to find a bit more about him, not that there are any Highs living in the town now.

    Brian

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    I found his name on the death register - for 3rd Qtr 1939 - with place of registration as Devizes - It is possible a local newspaper for August/Sept 1939 has a report- I don't know what local library would have

    Thanks Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyffe View Post
    Paul,
    Not that there are any Highs living in the town now.

    Brian

    Ha ha
    BOOM BOOM

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    e: LEECH Henry

    Now convinced this is a typo/confusion for the following 2 incidents

    30.8.39 Audax K7505, 4 FTS, Abu Sueir
    Dived into ground off turn in circuit, Rutbah, Iraq
    Plt Off Clive James (24) killed
    LAC Harry Lee (20) killed


    And
    Pilot Officer HENRY FIDDES LEECH Supermarine Spitfire Mk I K9985, 02 Sep 1939

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    ATKINS Henry John

    Overseas Death - Registered Simla (India) 1939

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    I shall ignore #36 cleversticks, but see if I can find something, my guess probably in the Wilts Gazette & Herald.

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    Caswallon Jones Date of Death Thursday 10th August 1939


    RA.F. leading aircraftman who was fatally injured in a roac' accident at Blakeney early on Thursday morning. The victim, Caswallon Jones (22). was attached to the R.A.F. technical school Manston, Kent. Hia home was at Nantymoel, Glamorgan. On Thursday ...

    Published: Saturday 12 August 1939
    Newspaper: Gloucester Citizen
    County: Gloucestershire, England
    Type: Article | Words: 1068 | Page: 6 | Tags: none

    This to me looks like a common duration at the time - Inquest 24 hours after death

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