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    I am looking at casualties with the Darley Family name who died during service in the last war.

    Having looked at CWGC I am interested to know service and family details of :

    Pilot Officer Joseph Harold Darley who died 1 Sept 1941 and is buried in Woodstock, especially where his home town was. Also interesting is the fact he was aged 50 at the time of his death.

    Sgt Frederick Walter Darley Wop/AG of 142 Sqn kia 16th Sept 1942 buried in Reichswald Forest Cemetery.

    Any information much appreciated.

    David

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    Hi David
    For Joseph Darley it is possible that Woodstock was near his family home and he was taken "home" for burial. His death is registered at Chipping Norton which is also close by, but it is registered in the 4th Qtr of 1941 and the lateness of the registration might indicate that whatever caused his death, required further investigation, say by a Coroner, and delayed the registration.His next-of-kin suggests that he came from a Military family and his age as a Pilot Officer might mean that he was commissioned from the ranks or had a previous RAF career that was resumed by volunteering at the outbreak of war but did not restore his original rank or Seniority. The London Gazette site might give some information on his date of Commission, but is not an easy site to use. Unless you are a relative it is not easy to get access to PersonalRecords
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    Dick
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    Joseph Harold Darley was killed in a motor accident, according to The Times. Commisioned as a PO (probationary) on 29th November 1940 into the A&SD Branch
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    David,

    Frederick Darley was on board Wellington Z1480 that was shot down on a mission to Essen.

    Regards,

    Leendert

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    Many thanks one and all.

    Much appreciated

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