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    Default Unaccounted airman - 23-6-1940 (France)

    What caused the death of Cpl John BRAYSHAW - 526610 - listed as missing in Flight Magazine 18th July 1940 p.54, buried Rennes Eastern Cem., Dept. Ille-et-Vilaine, France (FR1246).
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    What caused the death of Cpl Joseph TICKLE - 549478, - 937 (Balloon Sqn) - whose name I can't find in The Times and Flight Global archives, buried Stockton Heath (St.Thomas) Churchyard, Cheshire (UK6163).
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    Default Unaccounted airman - 23-6-1940 (France)

    Hello Henk,

    Cpl John BRAYSHAW - 526610

    His unit was 4 BAD. I do not recognize this abbreviation.

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    Finn Buch

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    Default Unaccounted airman 23-6-1940 (France)

    Thanks Finn. Don't know either. Perhaps "Base Aircraft Depot" ?
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    Death registered in South Shields, Durham aged 22. Not found in Casualty lists under any of our search methods.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
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    Hello

    Cpl Joseph TICKLE - 549478 - the Daily Mirror of June 25th 1940 reported the following:

    R.A.F. MAN SHOT BEST PAL IN REVOLVER ACCIDENT
    An aircraftman described at an inquest in a north of England town yesterday how he shot his best friend in a revolver accident. Aircraftman Edward Taylor, of Commercial Road, Newcastle-on-Tyne, said that he and Corporal Joseph Tickle, of the R.A.F., were in their billet practising loading and aiming. He aimed his revolver at Tickle not knowing it was loaded.
    Tickle, who was twenty-two, died soon afterwards in hospital. His home was at Wardle Road, Warringon.
    Accidental death was the verdict.


    The Newcastle Journal of June 29th reports however that the verdict was 'death from misadventure' which would seem to be more appropriate.

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    Default 400623 - Unaccounted Airmen - 23-06-1940

    Hello,

    400623 - Unaccounted Airmen - 23-06-1940

    From Henk's list -

    FRANCE
    BRAYSHAW, John Charles - Cpl - 526610 - RAF - 4 Base Ammunition Depot .
    Rennes Eastern Communal Cemetery, Ille-et-Vilaine, France.
    Cause of death Possibly from wounds received from bombing on the 17th June ?

    SOUTH AFRICA
    FULTON, James Hulton - Air Mechanic - 96282 - SAAF.
    Germiston ( Primrose ) Cemetery, Gauteng, South Africa.
    Cause of death ?

    SUDAN
    DALE, George Henry - AC2c - 645202 - RAF - 254 Wing.
    Khartoum War Cemetery, Sudan.
    Cause of death ?

    UK
    TICKLE, Joseph - Cpl - 549478 - RAF - 937 Balloon Sqn.
    Stockton Heath (St. Thomas ) Churchyard, Cheshire, UK.
    Cause of death ?

    From CWGC -

    AUSTRALIA
    BRAND, Ray George - AC1c - 10467 - RAAF.
    Ballarat (New) General Cemetery, Victoria, Australia.
    Cause of death ?

    GERMANY
    FROST, Cecil Denis - P/O - 42342 - RAF.
    TAYLOR, Brian Anthony - F/O - 40443 - RAF.
    These two airmen rest at Sage War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, Germany.
    They were crew of Hampden I - P4363 - 144 Sqn.

    NETHERLANDS
    KENYON, Harold - Sgt - 581396 - RAF.
    PRESCOTT, Thomas Claire - P/O - 740264 - RAFVR.
    SWALLOW, Vincent Joseph - Sgt - 540806 - RAF.
    These three airmen rest at Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.
    They were crew of Blenheim IV - L8754 - 110 Sqn.

    ESSON, Stephen George - P/O - 40376 - RAF.
    MURCHISON, George Ross - Sgt - 967455 - RAFVR.
    TOZER, James Johnstone - P/O - 77983 - RAFVR.
    These three airmen rest at Steenwijkerwold ( Willemsoord ) General Cemetery, Overijssel, Netherlands.
    They were crew of Blenheim IV - R3688 - 107 Sqn.

    ADAMS, Peter Edward Frederick - Sgt - 525865 - RAF.
    Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Gelderland, Netherlands.
    BARRETT, William John - Sgt - 580566 - RAF - DFM.
    Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.
    They were crew of Blenheim IV - N3593 - 107 Sqn.

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    Default Re: 400623 - Unaccounted Airmen - 23-06-1940

    Hello,

    AUSTRALIA.

    BRAND, Ray George - AC1 - 10467 - RAAF.

    10467 AC1 (Coppersmith) Ray George BRAND RAAF (of No.1 Recruit Depot, RAAF Laverton, Victoria), was killed instantly when the the vehicle he was driving (alone), overturned on the Geelong Road. The accident occurred about a mile and a half on the Geelong side of Werribee. AC1 Brand was returning from his home in Ballarat, to duty at RAAF Laverton, Victoria.

    Col.

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    Default Re: 400623 - Unaccounted Airmen - 23-06-1940

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    TICKLE, Joseph - Cpl - 549478 - his death was reported in several newspapers. The Daily Mirror of June 25th 1940 reported that he was accidentally shot by Aircraftman Edward Taylor, while in the billet they shared. They were practising loading and aiming their revolvers when Taylor shot Tickle, being unaware that the gun was loaded. Tickle died soon afterwards in hospital. A verdict pof "Accidental death" was returned at the inquest.

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    Simon
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