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    Henk
    Air Cadet Review confirms Millar with Sims brothers.

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    There is an AC1 L Cassidy DOAS in teh October 22nd magazine, same list as Keen and Williams; the only CWGC L ? Cassidy is our L E Cassidy, the name is scanned as A/C.l L. Caasidy;
    a missing initial perhaps from the Flight magazine.

    W/O H. Jones is KOAS in December 3rd magazine, scanned as W/O. H. Jones; there are only two H Jones on the CWGC with the rank of W/O and the other died in 1945, H B Jones.

    Birth indexes would suggest brothers were
    Edwin J S Sims - Q1 1925
    Donald G W Sims - Q2 1926

    Both have mothers maiden name Savage and were born in the Southhampton district, Hampshire,
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    Thanks Dennis & John for additional info.
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    Hi Henk,

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    Oxford N6321 confirms Millar as pilot with 3 fatalities in total, so both Sims as well.

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    Correct Ross. As such was already in my files.
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    P/O Alfred C. WILLIAMS - 120626


    Williams was killed at Harwell when he walked into the propeller of Wellington X9804 after removing bomb safety pins.


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    Hello

    Cpl William A. BANKS - 47521 - age 56 - the Perthsire Advertiser of August 19th 1942 carried the following announcement:

    BANKS - At Perth Royal Infirmary, on the 17th August, William Amos Banks, in his 57th year, beloved husband of Ellen Robertson, of Aberdalgie.

    AC1 Lawrence E. CASSIDY - 1142156 - the Sunderland Echo of August 18th 1942 reported the following:

    Durham Airman Drowned

    Lawrence Edward Cassidy, R.A.F., of Stanley, was drowned in attempting to save his wife after their punt was involved in a collision with a pleasure steamer on the River Avon near Evesham (Worcestershire), yesterday.
    Cassidy disappeared and his body has not been recovered, but dragging operations are continuing.
    Mrs. Cassidy was rescued by people on the pleasure steamer.

    W/O Henry JONES - 370838 (his wife Doris Lilian was killed in the same incident) - see:

    http://www.swindonweb.com/index.asp?m=8&s=116&ss=1550

    On August 17, 1942, came the worst night of bombing the town would ever see.

    Two separate incidents caused 19 deaths in Ferndale Road and another 10 in Kembrey Street.
    Four people were killed at 475 Ferndale Road, and there were also deaths at numbers 257, 386, 465, 467, 469, 471 and 475.

    As was mentioned in post #3, Doris Lillian Jones' death occurred at no. 471 Ferndale Road. Furthermore, their 12 month old daughter, Sheila Dorothy Jones, also died in the same incident.

    AC1 William G. SMITH - 1550253 - the Statutory Deaths Register on the Scotland's People website records that his body was found at Balnageith House, Forres, death being due to asphyxia.


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    Leading Aircraftman Frank William TOUTT (859668) 1942-08-17 979 Balloon Sqdn AIR27 India Ranchi War Cemetery Ref : 9. E. 4.
    Leading Aircraftman Edward Frank MELSON (1516522) 1942-08-17 979 Balloon Sqdn AIR27 India Ranchi War Cemetery Ref : 9. E. 5.


    From http://discovery.nationalarchives.go...ils/r/C2504965


    16/8 LAC Toutt placed on DI List
    17/8 LAC Toutt died at CM Hospital from pneumonia. 1830 LAC MElson died in CM Hospital from Malaria

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