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    Default Unaccounted airwoman and airmen - 25-12-1941

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died on active service:
    LAC Harold W. BOYES - 750807;
    Cpl Helen P. MARTIN - 889904;
    LAC William F. SHEAD - 1240674;
    AC1 David VASS - 620053, and
    AC2 Joseph WHITTLE - 1528829 - 21 Sqn (Watton, Norfolk).

    B - Killed on active service:
    AC1 (WOp/Ag u/t) William E. ELLIOTT - 1365058 (in Flight listed as K.A. Elliott), and
    AC1 George ROBSON - 1091810.

    No suggestion for any a/c serial lost this day.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Henk,
    GRO shows a AC1 K.A. Elliott as with HMT Anselm at time of death,(05/07/41), but there's a W.A. Elliott, registered at Wenlock, who matches service number you give, 25/12/41, CWGC
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    Hi Henk
    Shead,28, registered at Witney,Oxfordshire,
    Vass,22, registered at Hastings, Sussex
    Whittle,21, registered at Wayland, Norfolk
    Robson,36, registered at Buckrose,E Yorkshire
    I couldn't find Boyes on the register or William E Elliot
    The only Helen Martin(no middle initial) I could find was registered at Paddington, W Central London and she was aged 60 so I don't think she is the one you are looking for. CWGC has no age for their Helen Patricia Martin.
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    Thanks Alan & Dick; files amended.
    Regards,
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    Henk

    Boyes was registerd at Sutton Coldfield and Elliott at Wenlock (Cosford Hospital?)

    Malcolm

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    Thanks Malcolm, annotations carried out.
    Regards,
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    Henk, one slight anomaly with George Robson 1091810. His age on CWGC is 35, but his age on the death register and on a joint gravestone (with his wife) is 36 years.

    36 would therefore seem to be correct.

    Rich

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    There is a Patricia Martin age 20 registered in Poole district in Q 1942, this district contains STURMINSTER MARSHALL, where she is buried. There is no suitable match in Scotland.

    There is a Harold W Boyes age 30 (vs 29 on CWGC) registered in final quarter of the year in Sutton Coldfield district, Warwick.

    Feb 5th magazine contains:
    DIED OF WOUNDS OR INJURIES RECEIVED ON ACTIVE SERVICE.A/C.l W. A. Elliot;
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Helen P Martin .... my father used to stay in Sturminster Marshall during the war when he was a boy, he told me of an ATS girl who was killed in a car accident on Xmas day and buried in the churchyard , he thought it was 1940 but I think he might have got the year wrong, seems a big coincidence otherwise

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    Thanks John, an interesting addition to the thread. Seems too match up.
    Dennis Burke
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