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    AC1 Ernest W. MARSH - 627700 - died/was killed 30-10-1941 as RAF in Canada in an accident at Debert, Nova Scotia. His remains however now rest UK.171 (Penrith, Cumberland), and may have been repatriated post was what was very unusual.
    Looking for more info on accident, unit, first burial and repatriation.
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    Henk,
    GRO has this man at 31 OTU at time of death.

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    31 OTU was operating Hudsons Mk. V's in the AM serial range on that date at Derbert. Here are two candidates: AM895 and AM896, Cat. A on 23 October 1941.

    the rest of my Hudson data appears to have gone away in my hard drive crash last summer.

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    Thanks Alan and Bill for quick response.
    Bill: No luck with AM895 and AM896.

    AM895:
    P/O J.F. BOYD - J5290 - buried Huntsville;
    P/O A.E.G. WAINWRIGHT - J7806 - buried Toronto;
    Sgt A. KIRSCH - R77425 - buried Montreal, and
    LAC A.J. MORRIS - RAF 937761 - buried Montreal.

    AM896:
    P/O C.B. O'HANLEY - J5296;
    P/O R.A. LUARD - J7801;
    Sgt R.F. KELLEY - R83547, and
    Sgt N.L. HORNSEY - RAF 570784,
    all buried Truro.

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    "AC1 Ernest W. MARSH - 627700 - died/was killed 30-10-1941 as RAF in Canada in an accident at Debert, Nova Scotia."

    Ernest Walter Marsh

    "Died as result of injuries sustained in accident in Canada"

    Globe and Mail 1941/11/04

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    The 31 OTU ORB

    https://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/o...el_c12362/1148

    3.11.41
    The funeral of 627700 AC 1 Marsh, killed in a motor transport accident on 30/10/41, was carried out at the Church of England Cemetery in Truro. The day following the funeral, a cablegram was received from his Father in England stating that he wished the body to be cremated. Later in the month the body was exhumed and sent to St. John, New Brunswick for cremation and the ashes will later be sent to England.


    The Montreal Star
    01 Nov 1941, Sat Page 9

    AIRMAN KILLED
    DEBERT N.S. Nov 1-(CP)-Lac Ernest Walter Marsh, 31, of the Royal Air Force died here yesterday of injuries when he was crushed by a trailer at the Debert Airport. Marsh had been riding with other airmen on the trailer, and fell beneath it as he jumped off. He was a native of Penrich, England.
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    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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