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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 7-9-1941

    What were the places of death registration for:

    AC2 Herbert W. BAGGALEY - 944243;
    LAC Lloyd E. FARROW - 901170, and
    AC1 Rowland HALLETT - 1356899.

    Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

    Beaufort I - N1103 - TTU - overshot landing Abbotsinch.
    Oxford I - V3978 - 14 FTS - undershot landing at night Lyneham.
    Oxford II - AB667 - 12 FTS - flew into ground at night Whittaker Hill, near Polsworthy, Warwickshire.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
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    AC2 Herbert W. BAGGALEY - Age 23 Sleaford district, Can't see him in Flight

    LAC Lloyd E. FARROW - Age 22 Wharfedale district Can't see him in Flight

    AC1 Rowland HALLETT - KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE (WHILE ENGAGED ON NON-OPERATIONAL FLYING DUTIES OR ON THE GROUND THROUGN ENEMY ACTION).. There is a 25 year old ROLAND HALLETT in the Louth district.

    there are a number of Halletts on the register for Louth district and for September 7 you find Jean age 8, daughter of Walter Hallett all died in Louth that date. Perhaps Rowland was a relation? Perhaps he is not related at all since the register age and the CWGC age do not match up.

    Jean and Walter Hallett died at Scartho Road while Rowland Hallett is buried in Scartho Road Cemetery.
    Last edited by dennis_burke; 10th December 2008 at 16:09. Reason: Added cemetery suggstions
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    Henk,

    AC2 H.W. Baggaley DOAS, Times 3 Nov. 41.
    Farrow not found.

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    Thanks Dennis and Ken. Suppose that HALLETT was an air raid casualty.
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    AC2 H W Baggaley was DOAS, name as broken between two lines!! Scanned as
    A/C.2 II. W. Hag
    galoy:
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    Hello

    AC2 Herbert W. BAGGALEY - 944243 - a family tree on ancestry.co.uk states that he died "of injuries after being hit by a lorry which he was attempting to mount. Herbert (Berty) was admitted to Ranceby Hospital Lincoln. He was later transferred to his home High Lane West Hallam, Derbyshire. He died 07th September 1941."

    AC1 Rowland HALLETT - 1356899 - the Hull Daily Mail of September 9th 1941 reported the following:

    GRIMSBY VICTIMS OF AIR RAID
    Seven people were killed and six injured in an enemy raid on an inland town in the east of England on Sunday night.
    The casualties included a party of Grimsby people who were on a week-end visit to friends in the country. They were Mr. and Mrs. Rowland Hallett and their son John, and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hallett and their daughter Jean.
    They had spent the week-end with friends, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Jaines, and on Sunday night were standing beside their car saying farewell when a Nazi plane, flying overhead, dropped a bomb.
    It exploded, wrecked the house, reduced the car to a mass of twisted metal, and killed Mr. Rowland Hallett, Mr. Walter Hallett, Jean Hallett, Mrs. Jaines and her daughter Mary.
    Mrs. Rowland Hallett and Mrs. Walter Hallett were badly hurt.


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    Baggaley - Interestingly the paper report implied he died at home but his death was actually registered in Sleaford, which would suggest he died in Rauceby Hospital.

    Malcolm

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    Malocolm

    Yes, I did wonder about the veracity of the details of the locations, bearing in mind his death is registered in Lincoln, but the information about the accident itself makes quoting the whole thing worthwhile. It meant that he was brought home for burial, perhaps?

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    Hi Simon

    That's what I thought as well.

    Malcolm

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    This may be related. Farrow had been seriously injured following the collision between G-ACLC (in which he was a passenger/pupil) and G-ADFS on 24th June 1940 over The Humber. He is listed in the 4 EFTS orb as sustaining serious injuries as a result of the incident. The assumption has been made in the past that both aircraft fell into the water. The orb states that G-ADFS fell into the water and that pilot was killed. It states that Farrow and Haselden in G-ACLC were seriously injured but no mention of that falling into the water (so did it crash land on land resulting in both being rescued and taken swiftly to hospital).

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