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    Default 401123 - Unaccounted Airmen - 23 -11-1940

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    401123 - Unaccounted Airmen - 23 -11-1940

    From Henk's List -

    MALTA
    DAWES, Vincent Edwin - Lac - 542749 - RAF.
    Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery, Malta.
    Cause of death ?

    UK
    CAMERON, James Sharp - Cpl - 537846 - RAF - 947 Balloon Sqn.
    Kirkhill Cemetery, Perthshire.
    Cause of death ?

    FRENCH, Rupert Charles Connaught - Cpl - 845038 - RAF - 907 Balloon Sqn.
    Stevenage (St.Nicholas) Churchyard, Hertfordshire.
    Cause of death ?

    SOLE, Walter - AC2c - 956126 - RAFVR - 930 Balloon Sqn.
    Ashford (Bybrook) Cemetery, Kent.
    Cause of death ?

    WILLIAMS, Thomas Rhys - AC2c - 1259244 - RAFVR.
    Merthyr Tydfil (Ffrwd) Cemetery, Penderyn, Glamorganshire.
    Cause of death ?

    From CWGC -

    AUSTRALIA
    CLARKE, Geoffrey Leonard - AC1c - 10498 - RAAF.
    Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, Victoria, Australia.
    Cause of death ?

    LIDGERWOOD, Geoffrey Frank - AC1c - 11436 - RAAF
    Carr Villa General Cemetery, Tasman,Australia.
    Cause of death ?

    CANADA
    WELLINGTON, Frederick Edgar - Sgt - R/66100 - RCAF.
    Fonthill Cemetery, Ontario, Canada.

    WHITAKER, Donald Fieldon - F/Sgt - R/70429 - RCAF.
    St.Catharines (Ridley College Chapel) Ontario, Canada.

    These two Canadian airmen were crew of Finch - 4554 - 9 EFTS, RCAF.

    UK
    BEELAERTS - VAN - BLOKLAND, Jack Cornelius Emil - P/O - 78859 - RAFVR.
    CARVIL, Lawrence Samuel - Sgt - 549762 - RAF.
    WOODCOCK, John Cary - Sgt - 580991 - RAF.
    These three airmen were crew of Blenheim IV - R2783 - 59 Sqn.

    BISHOP, Robert Charles - Sgt - 653306 - RAF.
    BROOK, Harold Wignall - Sgt - 581316 - RAF.
    CHESTER, Stanley Charles - Sgt - 742972 - RAFVR.
    HYAM, Alfred - Sgt - 749403 - RAFVR.
    PEARS, Edward Robert Matheson - P/O - 84012 - RAFVR.
    TAYLOR, Albert Edward - Sgt - 906563 - RAFVR.
    These six airmen were crew of Wellington Ic - T2471 - 214 Sqn.

    The above nine airmen are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.

    GOLDBERG,,Samuel - Sgt - 746710 - RAFVR.
    Brighton and Hove Jewish Cemetery, Sussex.
    Beaufort I - L9946 - 22 Sqn.

    SZAFRANIEC, Wilhelm - Podporuczinik - P/781312 - PAF.
    Amesbury Cemetery, Wiltshire.
    Hurricane I - V7569 - 56 Sqn.

    Alex
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 13th August 2022 at 00:02.

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    Default Re: 401123 - Unaccounted Airmen - 23 -11-1940

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    AUSTRALIA.

    CLARKE and LIDGERWOOD.

    10498 AC1 Geoffrey Leonard CLARKE RAAF, and 11436 AC1 Geoffrey Frank LIDGERWOOD, both of No.1 Wireless Air Gunners School, Ballarat, Victoria, were killed at about 11.15 p.m., on 23 November, 1940, in a collision with a motor car in Sturt Street, Ballarat. Clarke and Lidgerwood were riding a motor cycle when it struck the vehicle head-on, killing both of them instantly.

    Lidgerwood is buried in Carr Villa General Cemetery, Launceston, Tasmania (not Tasman).

    Col.
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    Default Re: 401123 - Unaccounted Airmen - 23 -11-1940

    Hi

    Dawes - He was serving at RAF Kalafrana when he was killed in an air raid.

    Cameron - He was serving with No 947 Sqn and died at Roseberry Terrace, Stanley from miliary tuberculosis.

    French - He was serving with No 907 Sqn at RAF Cardington and was returning to his quarters in Bedford from his mother's hotel in Stevenage when he collided with a truck in his sports car.

    Sole - He was serving with No 930 Sqn, and was killed during a bombing raid when a bomb exploded near his balloon site.

    Williams - He was serving with No 1 Signals School at Cranwell when he fell into the River Witham and drowned.

    Malcolm

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