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    What were the places of death registration for:

    AC1 William F. BEARDMORE - 940687;
    AC2 William J. CRUDGE - 1273405;
    LAC Robert J. McLINTOCK - 543619, and
    AC1 Kenneth OLLIER - 1105089.

    Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

    Dragonfly - X9337 - 8 AACU - crashed on take-off Old Sarum.
    Master I - N7999 - 5 FTS - crashed on landing at night Ternhill, Shropshire.
    Master I - T8656 - 9 FTS - crashed on take-off Castle Combe.
    Tiger Moth II - N6863 - 1 EFTS - abandoned London Colney, Hertfordshire.
    Tiger Moth II - T5692 - 2 EFTS - abandoned 1 mile N of Worcester.
    Tutor I - K3362 - 1 SAC - Air Britain Aeromilitaria crashed 24-6-1941; no further details (K-File: crashed 9-7-1941).
    Whitley I - K7242 - 9 AOS - crashed on take-off Penrhos.
    Battle I - K2055 - 2 AACU - crashed in forced landing near Plympton, Devon.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    Beardmore,21 and Ollier,21 are registered at Whitchurch. If it is the one in Shropshire it could connect them to the crash at Ternhill
    McKlintock,26, is registered at Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
    Crudge is on CWGC but didn't come up on the register.
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    Thanks Dick; perhaps DaveW or Al have info on the Ternhill crash.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Dick,
    Are you sure that OLLIER's death was registered at Whitchurch ? He's MISSING and commemorated on Panel 290 of the Runnymede Memorial (although panel # 290 is a high number for that period of time).

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    Henk

    Battle serial was N2055 !
    Paul

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    Thanks Paul. Indeed N2055, it was this old man's typo.
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    Hi Henk
    I've looked again and I found a Kenneth Ollier,21, registered at Whitchurch. I see what you mean about the Ollier on CWGC . Unfortunately they don't have an age as a cross check. I suppose it is possible that his grave was "lost" prior to the records being checked and the list at Runnymede being prepared, or we have 2 Olliers!!
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    Beadmore DoAS

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    Hello chaps, Beardmore and Ollier were both killed at Tern Hill serving with 5 FTS, however, they were not on board an aircraft. They were on flare path duty when a Master (Canít recall the serial off the top of my head) swerved on landing at night and struck both airmen, killing them. I have been puzzled by Ollierís name appearing on Runnymede and still havenít figured out why??

    With regards to McLintock, he was killed in a motor bike accident in Shrewsbury and was at the time serving at 34 MU, Monkmoor.

    Iíll add the serial and some more details later.

    Cheers, Tom

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    "Beardmore and Ollier were both killed at Tern Hill serving with 5 FTS, however, they were not on board an aircraft. They were on flare path duty when a Master "

    I wonder if it is the same one "Master I - N7999 - 5 FTS - crashed on landing at night Ternhill, Shropshire"

    Note - the Flare Path and Night link!

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