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    Default Sgt D.D.S.Edgar 13-10-1940

    Could a member with access to the GRO records provide the death registration details for Sergeant Dermot David Samuel Edgar, 741642.

    He was killed in Cheshire on the 13th September 1940 and there are two places with almost identical names at opposite ends of the county. The accident he was killed in was listed as Tatton Hall and I want to check it was not Tattenhall near Nantwich, the two have been mixed up a few times in ORBS.
    Alan Clark

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    Death is registered at West Cheshire who's administration includes Tattenhall. My own records list the crash of Spitfire X4159, 13/09/40, at Tattenhall, Broxton, Chester.

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    Dave, thanks for that, so there are two Spitfire crash sites near Tattenhall.
    Alan Clark

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    I make it three!

    X4159 13/09/40
    N3250 09/04/41
    R6991 26/06/42

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    I had missed R6991, I don't have an entry from the 61 OTU ORB for it, it was devoid of useful information from May to November 1942.

    Also there is at least one Oxford and a Master in the area as well, quite a few accidents for a small area.
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    I have two Masters in my list N7456 15/09/40 and N8070 16/08/43, also an Oxford ED139 at Tatton Hall 19/11/94 and a Whitley Z6797 at Tatton Park 26/05/43.

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    I have ORB entries for three of these aircraft.

    September 15th 1940, “No.748018 Sergeant C. Taylor and No.745123 Sergeant J.N. Russell
    killed in flying accident, whilst on instrument flying near Tattenhall Master aircraft.”

    May 26th 1943, “A Whitley aircraft engaged in dropping trainees at PTS crash landed at
    Tatton Park the crew of the aircraft and passenger were medically examined and found to
    have sustained no injuries.”

    November 19th 1944, “Tattenhall, Cheshire, Map Ref J9582” “Fatal accident involving
    Oxford I ED138, this aircraft was being flown from Wrexham to Calveley when it was
    observed flying low along the main Chester-Crewe railway line. The port wing struck a
    telegraph pole and the aircraft crashed, being completely wrecked. The two occupants,
    R184474, Sgt White C. RCAF, and AUS436143 F/Sgt Byrne, C.P. RAAF, were both very
    seriously injured, the latter dying of injuries in Chester Royal Infirmary on 23.11.44. An
    investigation was called for.”

    Whitley Z6797 crashed at Tatton Park near Knutsford in NE Cheshire, .
    Alan Clark

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