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    Hi Henk
    Wyatt didn't come up on the register but he was taken home to Birmingham for burial. It might be that he was in the Defiant that came to grief in E Lothian,Scotland
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    Henk

    Wyatt is NOT registered in Scotland

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    Thanks friends. What's left is killed in an air raid.
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    Henk,

    Re:Bagshaw,Gray & Hedley.

    Flying Officer NORMAN BAGSHAW,R.A.F. 46374 Flying Officer,Royal Air Force. Age 36 Died 15.10.1941.

    Flying Officer Norman Bagshaw, R.A.F., was 36 years of age. At the time of his death on the 15th of October 1941, he was commanding a High Speed Launch No.112. This was an air sea rescue launch. The boat had been ordered to search for any aircrew from aircraft in difficulties. The position was 50 miles southeast of the Nab Tower. During the search two German fighters were sighted, and the launch was soon under attack. The first aircraft dived down; cannon shells raked the hull. It was during this attack that F/O Bagshaw and another crew member were killed. The second aircraft's attack killed the wireless operator who was desperately trying to report the vessel was under attack. With no radio, engine damage and the boat badly holed and taking on water, the launch made for the first point of refuge, managing to limp back to St Helen's on the Isle of Wight. The bodies of the dead crew were brought back to the Royal Naval hospital, Haslar, Gosport. F/O Bagshaw, had been based at Gosport, and came under RAF Gosport. Flying Officer Norman Bagshaw R.A.F., was buried (at Gosport [Ann's Hill] Cemetery) on the 18th of October 1941, Plot 188 Space 47, and his final resting place, is commemorated by a CWGC headstone.

    See: Anns Hill Cemetery War Graves.

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    This not only was an answer to BAGSHAW but also a reason to delete two more names from the unaccounted list (GRAY and HEDLEY). Thank you so much Col for this excellent info.
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    Andrew Magee age 37 seems to be registered in Larbert district, Stirling, Scotland.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Hi all,

    It's nice to be back and be able to spend time continuing my research! I was so pleased to see my work on Ann's Hill Cemetery, here in Gosport, has been of some use! I will help anyone who may need some info on the war graves of those interred there!

    Best wishes to you all, and Happy New Year!

    Den
    Author of Ann's Hill War Graves Research.

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    Hello

    AC2 Andrew MAGEE - 1347163 - the Statutory Deaths Register on the Scotland's People website records that he died at Base hospital, Larbert, at 2.45 p.m., due to chronic temporo-sphenoidal abscess and septicaemia.

    AC2 George E. SMITH - 1033011 - the Northampton Mercury of Cotobe 17th 1941 reported the following:

    AIRMAN'S DEATH IN NORTHANTS COLLISION
    An inquest was opened by Mr. J. Cairns Parker, the East Northamptonshire Coroner, at Kettering, last night, on an airman, A.C.2 George Edward Smith, who died in Kettering General Hospital that morning. He was a passenger in a car which was in collision near Cranford with Stanley B. Callum, a motor-cyclist of Tichmarsh.


    AC2 Harold N. GRAY - 1297299 - the Birmingham Register of Burials: "At sea, H.S.L. 112 - killed by enemy action while on service with R.A.F." Seems he was the one killed along with Bagshaw in the first attack, as the wireless operator killed by the second aircraft was:

    LAC Peter HEDLEY - 643440 - the Newcastle Evening Chronicle of October 23rd 1941 reported:

    Warkworth R.A.F. man killed
    A 19 year old wireless operator in the R.A.F., Peter Hedley, of Warkworth, has lost his life as the result of enemy action. Hedley, who was the only son of Mrs. G. R. Hedley, Castle Terrace, Warkworth, and the late Mr. Hedley, joined the R.A.F. on leaving the Duke's School, Alnwick, just before the outbreak of war.


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    Simon

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