LAC John L. BILLINGTON - 1450923, age 36 - the Harrogate Herald of October 14th 1942 reported the following:
L.A.C. J. L. BILLINTON [sic]
The death occurred recently of Leading Aircraftman John Leonard Billinton (R.A.F.), of Edgware Road, Middlesex, second son of Mr. Tom Billinton, 20, Granville Road, Harrogate, and the late Mrs. Billinton.
L.A.C. Billinton went to St. Peter's School and Technical Institute at Harrogate, and was a boy chorister in Christ Church and St. Peter's Church choirs. Before volunteering for the R.A.F. he was employed at Handley Page's aviation works.
The Graves Registration Report Form states he was with 30 M.U.
F/Sgt Robert COCKROFT - 351465 - the Biggleswade Chronicle of October 9th 1942 reported the following:
DEATH OF FLT/SERGT. R. COCKCROFT
We regret to record the death which occurred in a Lincolsnhire hospital on September 27th of Flt.-Sergt. Robert Cockcroft, R.A.F., of 3, Grange Street, Clifton.
Flt-sergt. Cockcroft, who was 48 years of agem enlisted in 1914 at the outbreak of the war andwas one of the guard of honour in France to His late Majesty King George V. In 1921 he joined the R.A.F. and saw service in an aircraft carrier and in the Middle East. He was invalided home and never regained good health.
He leaves a widow, a daughter and a son. The eldest son, Vernon, was accidentally killed earlier this year while serving with the R.A.F. in Canada.
His son was 1216583 Robert Vernon Cockcroft: