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    The CWGC have Sgt. Dawson as aged 24 at date of death.

    I have checked his birth certificate he was born 16/07/1919, this means he was 23 at the date of death.
    I have also checked his death certificate, this records him as 23 years 11 months at date of death

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    Default Sgt G R Dawson Hawker Hurricane V6860

    On Sunday 27th May 2012,

    I placed a memorial post at the crash site of V6860.

    I have no facility to post pictures, anyone with any ideas for a free/secure site etc, let me know please.

    Chris

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    Hello

    Cpl Bernard A. JENKYN - 1601576 - the Gloucester Citizen of June 10th 1943 reported the following:

    Fatal Crash Near City
    While on motor-cycle patrol duty from Bristol to Gloucester, Cpl. Bernard Jenkyn (21), of the R.A.F. Police, whose home address was Latchley Holt, Gunnislake, Cornwall, came into collison with a lorry, fitted with two large tanks laden with milk and weighing 20 tons, which was being driven by David Dennis Maddocks, of 21, Marshall Street, Chippenham.
    After the collision the motor-cycle burst into flames. Jenkyn, found nearby suffering from shock and multiple injuries, was taken to hospital in Gloucester, where he died four hours after admission.


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    Default The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Arthur William Clear 1618016 , an MT Driver attached to 61 OTU, was seriously injured in a road accident at Newton, Shropshire on the Baschurch to Montford Bridge road, dying of his injuries in Salop Royal Infirmary at 15:10 hours
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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Edward Harvey Emery 56119 , attached to 113 MU , was admitted to a mobile field hospital on 28 May where he died at 08:55 hours of cereberal malaria

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

    Norah Smith 436487 , a waitress attached to the school of cookery at RAF Halton , was admitted to RAF Hospital, Halton on 18 May where she died of tuberculosis meningitis

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

    Richard Kenneth Walter Rosenberg 551504 , attached to ME armament school was admitted to 13 General hospital on 26 May suffering from extensive accidental petrol burns and was making progress when he suddenly died of supraenal heamorhage complicated by toxameia

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

    James Arthur McMahon 1084679 , attached to Number 74 Signals Wing, was killed in an air raid at 05:26 hours at RAF Bawdsey

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    Default Re: Sgt G R Dawson Hawker Hurricane V6860

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Davies View Post
    On Sunday 27th May 2012,

    I placed a memorial post at the crash site of V6860.

    I have no facility to post pictures, anyone with any ideas for a free/secure site etc, let me know please.

    Chris
    Hi Chis,
    this is my first post so I hope it gets through OK.

    George R. Dawson was indeed from Sao Paulo Brazil and his younger sister would become my mother.
    He was Anglo-Brazilian with a Scottish father and his mother was Irish American. Like many other Anglo Brazilians, he joined the BLAVs (British Latin American Volunteers) who found a way of signing up. His choice was the RAF. I believe flight his training took place in Canada and or USA.
    We were very interested to discover more details of the circumstances surrounding his crash but it was truly unexpected and amazing to discover that a plaque had been erected at the site of of his accident.
    If I understood correctly, we have your good self and your colleague to thank for this wonderful act of kindness and dedication. Our sincerest appreciation and heart-felt gratitude go out to you for this act.
    I visited his near by grave site many years ago with my parents and with this new found knowledge I will plan a visit to the crash site during my next visit to Scotland to pay my respects not only to him but also to the admirable and selfless people who erected the cairn.

    Very Best wishes
    George Stalker. (Yes I was named after my Uncle!)

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