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    Default Unaccounted airwoman and airmen - 13-6-1942

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died on active service:
    AC1 Dennis J. GLOVER - 1230400, and
    Cpl WAAF Margaret M. RICE - 421779 (fm N.Ireland).

    B - Not found in Flight archives:
    AC2 William W. GRIMOND - 1057498 - age 32.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    Just one again!
    Glover,21, registered at Stamford, Lincolnshire
    Margaret Rice was married to a N Irishman but is buried in Newcastle-on-Tyne, Northumberland
    Regards
    Dick

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    Thanks Dick. Just one, but every little helps.
    Best regards,
    Henk.

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    The Scotlands people database contains a 33 year old William William Grimond in the St Andrew (Dundee) district of Dundee City during 1942. I guess its a typo with the double first name.
    I can't see him in Flight magazines either.

    There is a Margaret M Rice age 24 is registered in Newcastle Upon Tyne district also, but registered in 4th Quarter of the year.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
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    Hello

    AC1 Dennis J. GLOVER - 1230400 - the Birmingahm Daily Gazette oF june 17th 1942 reported the following:

    Pinned Beneath R.A.F. Lorry
    A verdict of "Accidental Death" was recorded by the Deputy Coroner (Dr. J. A. Galletly) at an inquest at Stamford (Lincs), on Aircraftman Dennis John Glover, of 54, Barrington Road, Olton, Birmingham, who was killed on Saturday, when he was pinned beneath a lorry in which he was a passenger.


    The Birmingham Evening Despatch of June 16th 1942 reported that the lorry skidded in High Street, St. Martin's, Stamford, and turned on its side after colliding with a R.A.F. articulted vehicle proceeding in the opposite direction.

    Cpl WAAF Margaret M. RICE - 421779 - the Daily Record of June 16th 1942 reported the following:

    ARREST IN W.A.A.F. MURDER
    Newcastle police who have been investigating the murder of Mrs. Margaret Mary Rice, 24-years-old W.A.A.F. corporal, last night arrested a man.
    He will be brought before the court today, and charged with the murder of Mrs. Rice.
    Mrs. Rice's partially clothed body was found on the edge of the Town Moor, Newcastle.
    The inquest into the murdered W.A.A.F. was opened at Newcastle last night, and after evidence of identity adjourned sine die [with no appointed date for resumption].


    The Newcastle Journal of August 28th 1942 reported:

    COLLINS TO DIE FOR W.A.A.F. MURDER
    Found Guilty in 20 Minutes at Newcastle
    Sentence of death was passed by Mr. Justice Cassels at Newcastle Assizes last night on William Ambrose Collins (21), Merchant Navy apprentice, of Framlington Place, Newcastle, for the murder of Margaret Mary Rice (24), W.A.A.F. corporal, on Claremont Road, near the Town Moor, on June 13.
    The jury of 12 men were less than 20 minutes in unanimously coming to the conclusion that Collins was guilty.


    The article also includes the following:

    The murdered woman, who had been married to Lieutenant Patrick Rice, R.A., only since April last, was the daughter of an Essex solicitor and J.P. She was billeted in Kenton, Newcastle.

    The verdict was appealed in October 1942, but the appeal turned down - the Western Mail of October 29th 1942 reported the following:

    Collins Executed
    William Ambrose Collins, aged 21, Merchant Navy apprentice, of Newcastle, sentenced for murdering Mrs. Margaret Mary Rice, a corporal in the W.A.A.F., was executed at Durham Gaol yesterday.


    AC2 William W. GRIMOND - 1057498 - the Dundee Evening Telegraph of June 15th 1842 carried the following annoucement:

    GRIMOND - at 90 Albert St, Dundee, on June 13, 1942, William Grimond, dearly beloved husband of Lizzie Reid.

    Regards

    Simon

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