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    Malcolm,

    The CWGC actually list him as -"CLUBB", but point taken. Will edit typo. Bewick info also welcome.

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    Thanks for all the replies to date. I'm still missing these two, if anyone can help:

    GIBSON, William Stanley, 1526809, Sgt (Nav), died March 1st 1943. Buried in Stamfordham (St. Mary) Churchyard, Northumberland.

    BUSHBY, John, 514451, Flt Sgt. Died 22nd October 1945. Buried at Morpeth (St Mary and St James) Churchyard, Northumberland.

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    Gibson 15 OTU Wellington X3171 t/o Harwell for a cross country. Lost control, dived vertically in. (Chorley OTU)

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    Thanks for that John. I should really have known he was in X3171 - I was present at the dig in 2005:

    http://www.acia.co.uk/index.asp?section=excavations

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    what was your question regarding P/O Hall a half years at St, James' Park but had little opportunity to shine, making the League side on just two occasions. Although a regular in United's Central League side, Ernest would often play in front of crowds approaching nearly 20,000. Ernest left United in May of 1937 to join Brighton and Hove Albion, again his first team chances were limited in the two seasons he was there. Ernest signed for Stoke City in September, of 1939, just before the outbreak of war.There is also some evidence to say that Ernest had at some point joined the Police Force.First photo shows Ernest in his RAFuniform. Second photo is of 1 Main Street, Crawcrook (Hall and Son's, Butchers) The lads standing at the front of the shop are unknown. The third photo is of Ernest's parents, John Cowing Hall and Elizabeth Hall, date unknown.





    Again these photos have recently surfaced. They are of Pilot Officer Ernest Hall (Crawcrook born) who was killed in action during bombing operations on 7th July, 1944, over Austria, whilst serving with 40 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Ernest was the son of John Cowing Hall and Elizabeth Hall of 1 Main Street, Crawcrook (Hall's the Butchers) Ernest played local football for West Wylam before signing for Newcastle United in September of 1933. He spent three and
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    Thanks for the info and the photos. Your post mentions that it is thought he joined the Police - he is commemorated on the Northumbria Police H.Q. 1939-1945 Memorial Plaque:

    http://www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=9426

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