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    What were the places of death registration for:

    Sgt Edward ANNESLEY-COOKE - 905394 - 10 Sqn (Leeming, Yorkshire);
    AC2 Albert E. BACON - 1018703;
    AC1 Leslie A. BROMAGE - 957178;
    F/O (Pilot) Brian DAVEY - 79537;
    AC1 Anthony A. GRANT - 650463;
    AC2 Frederick S. HERBERT - 1312213;
    AC2 William C. MAHIER - 577249;
    AC2 Duncan MacDONELL - 997865 - 11 BC, 951 (Balloon) Sqn (Bristol);
    AC2 Stanley MAVER - 1365480;
    Sgt (WOp/Ag) Edward T.NAYLOR - 1052108;
    LAC William NEILL - 639833;
    Sgt (Pilot) William D. OSWALD - 742729;
    LAC (Pilot u/t) William W. PARKINSON - 1067083;
    AC1 Arthur E. POCKNELL - 918615, and
    Sgt (Pilot) Albert R.G. WILLIAMS - 1167724.

    Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

    Blenheim IV - V6459 - 54 OTU - crashed on take-off Church Fenton, Yorkshire.
    Hurricane U - V7007 - 52 OTU - damaged byond repair in accident; no further details.

    So many a/c losses; it could be the Germans again intensified their bombing raids on the U.K.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk,

    If the registrations come up as Wigtownshire area then 9 were killed when Stranraer I, K7298 bounced and sank on landing.

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    Hello Ross,
    Stranrear K7298 on file, however with only one name:
    Sgt (Wop/Ag) Alfred E. STEPHENS - 1164425.

    Was this aircraft on the strength of 4 (C)OTU or 240 Sqn (BN-A) ?

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    Hi Henk,

    AC 2 Duncan Macdonnell was killed during an air raid on Bristol at barrage balloon site 51/12 which was situated in Victoria Park, which is south west of the main railway station at Temple Meads.

    Dave Molyneux

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    Thanks Dave; annotation made on Macdonnell.
    Regards,
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    Henk,

    Killed On Active Service, Times 14 July 1941:
    Bacon, AC2 A.E.
    Grant, AC1 A.A
    Mahier, AC W.C.
    Maver, AC2 S.
    Naylor, Sgt. E.T.
    Neill, LAC W.
    Oswald, Sgt. W.D.

    Died On Active Service, Times 14 July 1941:
    Bromage, AC1 L.A.

    Died of Wounds or Injuries Received on Active Service, Times 14 July 1941:
    MacDonell, AC1 D.
    Williams, Sgt. A.R.G.

    Previously Missing, Now Reported Killed on Active Service, Times 30 September 1941:
    Pocknell, AC1 A.E.

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    Hi Henk
    Warner's Blenheim has no deaths on V6459, just injury to P/O J Menary
    Bromage,21, registered at St Ives, Cambridgeshire,
    Davey,22, registered in Cambridge itself,
    Herbert,20, registered at Gloucester Rural ie outside the city,
    MacDonnell,29, registered at Bristol,
    Parkinson,19, registered at Bingham, Northamptonshire,
    Williams,19,registered at Dunmow, Essex.
    Annesly-Cooke,Bacon,Grant, Mahier, Maver, Naylor,Neill,Oswald, and Pocknell didnt come up on the England and Wales register. All but Annesly-Cooke are on Ken's list and with Annesly -Cooke it comes to 9 which is the number suggested by Ross for the Stranraer although I see you already have one name ,so A-Cooke may be an odd one out.
    Regards
    Dick

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    The deaths of
    AC1 Antony Albert GRANT,age 19
    AC2 Stanley MAVER, age 30
    Sgt Alfred Edmund STEPHENS, age 19
    AC2 William Charles MAHIER, age 18
    LAC William NEILL, age 22
    AC2 Albert Edward BACON, age 31
    Sgt William Duncan Oswald, age 25
    Sgt Edward Thomas Naylor, age 29
    AC1 Arthur Ernest POCKNELL, age 27
    are all registered in Wigtown so tie in with the loss of Stranraer I, K7298. Cause of death is given as drowning following flying accident. Annesley-Cooke's death is not registered in Scotland.

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    David

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    Henk,

    Update to my first post on this thread, just found Sgt. E. Annesley-Cooke DOAS, Times 25 July 1941.

    Ken

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    Hi Henk
    Further to my earlier post. I have found an Edward A Cooke,30, registered at Aldershot,Surrey.From CWGC,the age is the same, his wife was from Farnham which is almost part of Aldershot, and he is buried at Woking, which is close nearby. It might indicate that he died at home on leave. I have encountered, in the register,the reduction of a hyphenated name to Initials plus the last name, on a previous occaison so this might be your man.
    Given the information in Ken's post,Annesley-Cooke doesnt show up in any Qtr of 1941. There is only the Edward A Cooke that I put above
    Regards
    Dick
    Last edited by Dick; 12th October 2008 at 08:50.

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