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    Default Cpl Charles Maurice Thorpe RAF 566539

    Hello there,
    This may have been covered by Henk before, but I cannot find it in the archives.
    Cpl Charles Maurice Thorpe, from Uppingham was an Oakham School day boy from 1928-33.
    Enlisted Sept, 1933 at RAF Cranwell as Aircraft Apprentice in Class 9. 'Trenchard Brat'. Passed out July, 1936.
    Nothing none until he died on 26-10-39, possibly just after gaining 'Wing' The school records state he died by friendly fire.
    He is buried in Sec E, Grave 1001, Dirleton Cemetery, East Lothian.
    Any help please to ID his unit and cause of accident appreaciated.
    Regards,
    Roy

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    His death seems to be registered in Humbie District, East Lothian.
    www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

    A quick date search using google found this old thread about Oxford N4592.
    It might be the culprit?

    Casualty associated in old thread was Cpl. B F Evans 566005

    Here is the thread:
    http://www.rafcommands.com/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboard.cgi?az=show_thread&om=3860&forum=DCForumID 6

    regards

    Dennis
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
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    Confirm that Thorpe was involved in the same fatal accident as Evans.

    regards

    DaveW

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    Thanks Dennis and Dave
    I have not yet found the link, but thanks for putting me on the trail of Oxford N4592.
    Regards,
    Roy

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    It's pasted in the message above:

    http://www.rafcommands.com/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboard.cgi?az=show_thread&om=3860&forum=DCForumID 6

    Google 'Oxford N4592' if that does not work.

    I ought to have pointed out that both Evans and Thorpe are buried in same cemetery, if the number of burials in a cemetery are not huge its always worth looking for deaths on the same day. There are a number of RAF casualties in Dirleton cemetery but only these two on this day.

    regards, Dennis
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    Dennis,
    Thats excellant, Oxford N4592 of 13 SFTS at Drem dived into ground at Lammerlaw, East Lothian.
    Thank you gents for your time and expertise.
    Roy

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    Roy

    Service No. indicates 25th entry at Halton No.1 School of Technical Training. On Halton Rol of Honour.

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    Hello John.
    Many thanks for your imput on Cpl CM Thorpe.
    Another unknown airman of WWII recognised.
    Thanks gents.
    Regards,
    Roy

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    Default Charles Maurice Thorpe

    I have only recently found this website.

    Maurice (he was never known as Charles in the family) was my uncle. Do you have all the information you need? What is your interest in Maurice?

    Rosemarie Atkinson

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    Default Maurice Thorpe

    Hello Rosemarie
    Thank you for your message.
    My interest in Maurice was helping Michael Allbrook who is compiling a history of the 'Old Oakhamians' who lost their lives serving their country.
    I have sent a message to Michael so hopefully he will contact you direct.
    Roy

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