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    Default WAAF Deaths 17th may 1942

    Hello,
    Does anyone know the causes of death of these two WAFF ?

    Corporal F.A. Cunliffe and ACW1 K. Gay.

    Both are listed date od death 17th May 1942.

    Gay rests in my local Cemetery while Cunliffe is at rest near RAF Cosford .

    Thank you for any help.

    Alex

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    Hi Alex
    Don't know if this helps but from Ancestry.co.uk, a death of a Kathleen Gay, age 21, is registered at Exeter in the 2nd Qtr 0f 1942, and that of a Frances A Cunliffe,aged 42, is registered at Wenlock. A quick Google Map search throws up several "Wenlocks". You would need to look at the death certs to get cause and probably place of death.
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    Cunliffe is listed as Died on Active Service in Times July 2nd 1942

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    Ditto Gay, 1st September 1942.

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    I have checked my records but don't have any details, I thought I might but it was another incident in August 43 in which two WAAF NCOs were killed by a train near Rednal.
    Alan Clark

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    http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/

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    Default Hello Paul

    Quote Originally Posted by paulmcmillan View Post
    Cunliffe is listed as Died on Active Service in Times July 2nd 1942
    hello Paul,

    Would you be so kind as to show the link to this Times article.

    I have seen the Times on line but I do not see any link there to any type of archive.

    Many thanks

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    Hello gents, Wenlock is the district in which RAF Hospital Cosford lies. I am almost certain she died of some form of illness here but have not been able to confirm that yet. I am waiting to hear from the RAF Musuem at Hendon as to which unit she was serving with at the time of her death, to give me some more pointers. I'll try and post them here if i hear back from them soon.

    Hope that helps, Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Smart View Post
    hello Paul,

    Would you be so kind as to show the link to this Times article.

    I have seen the Times on line but I do not see any link there to any type of archive.

    Many thanks

    Alex
    Alex

    You used to be able to get to it online via Bedfordshire Library - but they have stopped access - I have limited access via another source so can do the occasional query
    anyway all it says ways in Times is a list in Roll Of Honour (exactly the same that can be found on the FlightGlobal Archives) - Where under the heading Royal Air Force 'Died on Active Service' is her surname, rank and initials - Nothing more - Sometimes realtives put a death notice in the paper and you find a little bit more but NOT in this case

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    Chris Goss reports on TOCH (http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showthread.php?t=12002): 'Cunliffe died of pneumonia; Gay of typhoid'

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    The Times digital archive can be accessed if you are a card carrying member of any of the libraries that make up 'Libraries West'

    Bristol
    South Glos
    North Somerset
    Bath & NE Somerset

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