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    F/O (Pilot) Robert H. CLOUGH - 82693 - the Croydon Roll of Honour on ancestry.co.uk records that the died at Westminster Hospital.

    AC2 (WOp) Alwin A. LIDDINGTON - 1234171 - thr Graves Registration Report Form confirms his unit as 14 (P) A.F.U., linking him to ED154.

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    Default The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Margaret Irene Bunting 2065285 , a Clerk ( special duties ) attached to Fighter Command at RAF Valley, became dangerously ill on 20th June and was admitted to RAF hospital, Melksham, where she died at 11:00 hours of regional illeitus

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Wilfred Henry Carey 1407193 , was admitted to Southport EMS hospital on 14th June and died of miliary tuberculosis

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    Roland Greaney 1125411 301 Maintenance Unit Drigh Road

    Devotion to a Calling by Group Captain Harley Boxall and Joe Bamford states that a plot of land was acquired for Christian armed forces burials. "The first two burials had already taken place. 1125411 Sgt Roland Greaney was the first RAF casualty to be interred in what was known as plot R1. He had died on 2nd July and his body was later reburied in the Delhi War Cemetery."

    Taken with the circumstances to be determined note, points towards a non flying death I would suggest.

    Sorry nothing more concrete, but will put a check of AIR 29/1073/1 on the list for Kew.... if normality ever returns.

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Roland Greaney 1125411 , attached to 301 MU , was killed in a flying accident in Hurricane IIB BN 222 which crashed near Madli village in the Shebgarh district at 10:30 hours when the aircraft ran out of fuel

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    Default Re: Unaccounted Pilots in CWGC Project

    Quote Originally Posted by Squawk View Post
    Roland Greaney 1125411 301 Maintenance Unit Drigh Road

    Devotion to a Calling by Group Captain Harley Boxall and Joe Bamford states that a plot of land was acquired for Christian armed forces burials. "The first two burials had already taken place. 1125411 Sgt Roland Greaney was the first RAF casualty to be interred in what was known as plot R1. He had died on 2nd July and his body was later reburied in the Delhi War Cemetery."

    Taken with the circumstances to be determined note, points towards a non flying death I would suggest.

    Sorry nothing more concrete, but will put a check of AIR 29/1073/1 on the list for Kew.... if normality ever returns.

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    Default Re: Unaccounted Pilots in CWGC Project

    Jon

    Any more details on BN222? Thats a new one in my list..

    Squawk

    Thanks for that 'tip'.

    AIR 29/1073 does not have anything about his death on the file. i am assuming he may have died in Jodhpur, as the jodhpur burials were re-interred to Delhi . Any deaths in Drigh Road area would have been in Karachi.

    I beileve the death happened at Jodhpur because Boxall arrived in Jodhpur on 28 May 42. As the station was being set up at that time - very little is recorded in the ORB for june and july 42.

    The No.2 EFTS ORB Jodhpur records it July in better detail and mentions Boxall again for June 42.. but no report of the crash/death.

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    Hi Jagan,

    Lost in cloud, force landed out of fuel, u/c up, downwind, no engine, stalled, too high, hit mound of earth at Mandli village, Jodhpur.

    Unit given as ARC Karachi Airport - 301 MU scored out on F1180.

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    Default Re: Unaccounted Pilots in CWGC Project

    Thanks Ross. ARC Karachi ORB is very conveniently missing July pages !

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Robert Angas Clough 82693 , attached to Number 1 Depot, died in Westminster hospital of sarcoma of the orbit

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