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    Default 430716 - Unaccounted airwoman and airman - 16-7-1943

    What were the places of death registration for:

    LACW Kathleen E. COOPER - 2080759 - 906 (Balloon) Sqn (Kensington Palace Gardens, London-SW8), and
    AC2 Henry D. MELHUISH - 1637251 - age 42 - 86 Sqn (Algrove, Co.Antrim),
    whose names I could not find in Flight Global.

    Regards and thanks,
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk

    LACW Kathleen E. COOPER - 2080759 - Kensington, London
    AC2 Henry D. MELHUISH - ther eaisa 39 year old listed in Hammersmith, London

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    Thanks again Malcolm.
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    Hello

    LACW Kathleen Elsie COOPER - 2080759 - the Nottingham Journal of July 19th 1943 reported the following:

    Well Known Nottm. W.A.A.F. Girl
    After an illness of three months, the death has occurred in St. Mary Abbott's Hosptial, Kensington, London, of L.A.C.W. Kathleen Cooper, at the age of 20.
    The deceased, who was well-known in Nottingham, was the younger daughter of Mrs. Frances and the late Mr. P. G. Cooper, of 4, Springfield Road, Hucknall, and was employed by J. B. Lewis, Haydn Road, Nottingham, and for a short time by Messrs. Boots.
    Miss Cooper volunteered at 18 years of age, and was in the balloon barrage, stationed in London.


    AC2 Henry D. MELHUISH - 1637251 - the West London Observer of July 23rd 1943 reported the following:

    AICRAFTMAN'S SUICIDE
    Takes Poison in Front of Wife - Frequent Quarrels Whilst on Leave
    Evidence that while her husband was home on 18 days' leave they had quarrelled nearly every day was given by the wife of an aircraftman, at a Hammersmith inquest yesterday (Thursday) on Henry Douglas Melhuish, age 39, an aircraftman, of Latimer Road, Kensington, who died through swallowing a
    disinfectant.
    Giving evidence, Mrs. Olive Melhuish, the widow, said that they had been married ten years and had two children. Her husband came home on 18 days' leave and they had quarrelled nearly every day. On the Wednesday before his death he threatened to take his life, and she also threatened to take her life.

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    Simon

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