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    Default 430701 - Unaccounted airwoman and airmen - 1-7-1943

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died on active service:
    F/Sgt Edgar A. MADSEN - 412987 - RAAF - 22 EFTS;
    LAC William McKECHNIE - 1013972 - age 23 - 489 Sqn (Wick, Caithness);
    Cpl James H. TAYLOR - 1676093, and
    ACW1 Evelyn L. WADDILOVE - 2039050.

    B - Not found in Flight Global:
    Cpl William H. SHUCK - 266506 - age 58, and
    LAC William M. WILKIE - 526078 - age 24.

    C - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Master II - DK912 - 17 (P)AFU - crashed in forced landing 2 mile NE of Leek, Staffordshire.
    Tiger Moth II - DE927 - 602 Sqn - flew into ground Dankton Lane, Sompting, Sussex.

    D - Also looking for additional info on following airmen:
    Sgt Edward J. DENTON - 1234108 - 680 Sqn - Malta Air Forces Memorial Panel 8 column 1 - (could not find a matching Hurricane or Spitfire serial), and
    P/O (Pilot) Thomas W. JENKINS - 138153 - buried Tripoli War Cem., Libya - died of wounds or injuries received on active service and GRO listed "Gibraltar".

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Henk,

    AUS412987 F/Sgt (Pilot) Edgar Albert MADSEN RAAF, died of an unspecified illness in Papworth Sanatorium, Cambridgeshire. The fact that he was a patient at Papworth indicates he was probably suffering from tuberculosis. Storr of no help on this one, all he offers is: "Died of an illness".

    Storr: Vol.23. p.347 of 508.

    Col.
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    Thanks Cl for additional info on MADSEN.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk

    LAC William McKECHNIE - not Eng/Wales
    Cpl James H. TAYLOR - Bromley, Kent
    ACW1 Evelyn L. WADDILOVE - Hawarden
    Cpl William H. SHUCK - Birmingham
    LAC William M. WILKIE - not Eng/Wales.

    Malcolm

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    Thanks Malcolm, will amend my files.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    there is a 23 yr old William McKECHNIE in Latheron district, Caithness in 1943. There is only this one individual bwtween ages of 18 and 40.

    William Martin (Maxwell) Wilkie age 24 in Inverness district of Inverness.
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    Hello

    LAC William McKECHNIE - 1013972 - the Statutory Deaths Register on the Scotland's People website records that he died at 6.00 a.m. at Bignold Hospital, Lybster, due to pericarditis and cardiac failure.

    LAC William M. WILKIE - 526078 - the Statutory Deaths Register on the Scotland's People website records that he died at 11.25 a.m. at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, due to blackwater fever, a type of malaria.

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    Default J H Taylor - RAFVR 1676093

    Hi all

    James Henry Taylor died 1 July 1943

    I have found the above name on a local Church War memorial and there are a few interesting things when I tried to research this on CWGC.

    There is no Rank given, so I assume given he is buried locally, that it was perhaps a training accident, also it gives his parents and wife as being resident in Bacup, some 15 miles away from where he is buried in Crompton, Shaw near Rochdale. Why would he not be buried closer to his relatives and what might be the connection if any with Shaw (Crompton)

    Any thoughts much appreciated

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    He is on one of the Unaccounted for threads here, so I will add my comments there to keep that conversation together.
    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...irmen-1-7-1943
    Dennis Burke
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    J H Tayor is listed as being with 1661 CU (Conversion unit) in the CWGC Grave registration document and being of Corporal rank, I wouldn't expect him to be air crew.

    https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/c...,-james-henry/

    Royton, the details on CWGC of family, they may relate to their addresses in 1947/48 when contacted, rather than their wartime location.
    Dennis Burke
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