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    Hello All,

    Could someone please tell me what unit is mentioned for: 32103 W/C Anthony Delves ISEMONGER MID RAF, on GRO War Deaths.

    Unit/s for the following would also be appreciated:

    506995 F/Sgt F H BROUGH
    590975 F/Sgt F CAVE
    118006 P/O E C COLE
    610213 Sgt W J H GREEN
    505214 F/Sgt E A JEFFERY
    31037 W/C G I REES
    567966 Sgt N R YORKE

    TIA,

    Col.
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    Hi Col,
    No actual units, all on your list were lost on SS Empress of Canada when it was sunk by an Italian sub off the coast of Africa on route from Durban SA to Takoradi carrying a mixture of Greek and Polish refugees and Italian pow's.
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    Hi Alan,

    I suspected as much. I was initially looking for information on Isemonger alone. His unit is listed on the CWGC as 60 Sqn. 60 Sqn was in the Far East at the time, he is on the Alamein Memorial!

    The other casualties I have are:

    568589 Cpl F HORTON - 258 Sqn
    546002 LAC R A MALLARD - 258 Sqn
    1259577 LAC R T MANLEY - 258 Sqn
    917281 AC1 G McLEAN - 258 Sqn
    1465839 AC1 A G MEADEN - 258 Sqn
    550220 Sgt J A PRIOR - 205 Sqn
    568703 Cpl L J TREGGIDEN - 27 Sqn

    31037 W/C Gilbert Ifor REES is mentioned here:

    http://www.laugharnewarmemorial.co.uk/page8.htm

    He has the following entry:

    Gilbert Ivor Rees, Wing Commander, 31037, Royal Air Force. Very little is known of Gilbert except that he served in North Africa, and he died there on the 13th March, 1943. He is remembered on the Alamein Memorial.

    I'll drop them a line.

    Thanks once again for your help.

    Col.
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    Col

    Isemonger, was with 60 Sqn SAAF.


    Pel

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    Quote Originally Posted by P.H.Temple View Post
    Col

    Isemonger, was with 60 Sqn SAAF.


    Pel
    Hi Pel,

    Do you know if Isemonger was aircrew? If so in what capacity?

    Best Regards

    Andy Fletcher
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    Hi Gents,

    DEATHS - MISSING.

    ISEMONGER.- Reported missing at sea, in March 1943, due to enemy action. W/CDR.A.D.ISEMONGER, son of the late F.M.Isemonger, Odlam, Stone-cum-Ebony, Kent, and the late Ruth Isemonger, husband of Daphne Isemonger. 9 Plymouth Court, Buitenhaut Street, Capetown.

    The Times. Thursday, May 20, 1943.

    This is what started me looking!

    Pel, 60 Sqn SAAF, seemed the only alternative.

    I checked Ken Smy's History of 60 Sqn SAAF in Air Pictorial Feb,1979 pp.54-8, and Dust Clouds in the Middle East. No mentions. Isemonger was General Duties Branch, and, at one time, been a member of No.60 (B) Sqn!

    Col.
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    I've also missing on the SS Empress of Canada:
    Lt Charles BEYSSIER - 31325 (FFAF) and his wife, and
    S.Lt (Obs) Paul-Jean ROQUÉRE - 30547 (FFAF).
    Source: "Aviateurs de la liberté" (Col. Henry Lafont) page 142.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by COL BRUGGY View Post

    ... Isemonger was General Duties Branch...

    Col.
    Thanks Col. So he was probably aircrew.

    60 Sqn SAAF and 60 Sqn quite a coincidence, I wonder if there is an error here somewhere.

    Best Regards

    Andy Fletcher
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    Hi Andy,

    Doubt if there is any connection between 60 Sqn RAF and 60 Sqn SAAF. Isemonger was with 60 (B) Sqn at Kohat, India, from late 1932 to early 1936. He served with 76 (B) Sqn, Finningley, from early 1938, after that I have very little on the man.

    Col.
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    I knew I recognised the surname from somewhere. I would only be guessing whether or not it's a common (ish) name in SA but there might be a family connection?

    http://www.saairforce.co.za/reviews/34/the-men-who-went-to-warsaw

    My copy is an A4 paperback and chockers full of info, pics and biographical details. Very well done. Good for what ails you...
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