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Henk Welting
17th September 2011, 17:34
What were the places of death registration for:

A - Died on active service:
AC2 Thomas CLOUCH - 1469157 - age 38 - 5005 AC Sqn, and
LAC John DARROCK - 942372 - age 24 - buried Harborn (St.Peter) Churchyard, Warwickshire but listed by CWGC as 37 Sqn at that time based at Kairouan, Tunisia.

B - Not found in Flight Archives:
AC1 Nicol M. STRACHAN - 1347413 - age 29 - 2751 Sqn.

Regards and thanks for your help.

17th September 2011, 18:21
From FreeBMD,

Darrock, John, Age 24, Bromsgrove.
Stachan, Nicol M, Age 29, Newmarket.

There is no Clouch, but there is a 37 year old Thomas Clough registered in Lambeth, and 32 y.o. in Durham N.W.

17th September 2011, 19:16
CWGC has him as Clough so the Lambert one is most likely


Henk Welting
18th September 2011, 11:25
Thanks Al & Malcolm, amended CLOUCH into CLOUGH.

Henk Welting
19th September 2011, 10:02
Refer to your msg # 2: which counties for Newmarket and Lambeth ?

19th September 2011, 11:03
Hi Henk

Newmarket was then in Suffolk and Lambeth is in London


6th June 2018, 11:39

AC2 Thomas CLOUGH - 1469157 - the Birmingham Mail of August 14th 1943 reported the following:

Thomas Clough (aged 39), an aircraftman, suspected of stealing a suitcase, escaped from police officers at Waterloo Station, climbed on the parapet of a bridge and fell to the road. He died from a fractured skull.

LAC John DARROCK - 942372 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at Barnsley Hall Emergency Hospital, Bromsgrove.



22nd August 2021, 14:02
Nicol Morrice Strachan 1347413, attached to Number 2751 Light AA squadron, RAF Regiment, at RAF Snailwell, died in the White Lodge EMS hospital of a self inflicted gun shot wound

18th March 2022, 22:09
John Darrock 943372 , ( listed as a Corporal not LAC as per CWGC ) , was admitted seriously ill to the Baragwanath military hospital, J'oburg on 4 May 1943 and was repatriated to the UK , being admitted to the US Army General hospital, Frenchy Park , Bristol on 19 June. Transferred near home to the Barnsley Hall EMS hospital, Birmingham, he died of pulmonary tuberculosis with his mother at his bedside

26th January 2023, 22:43
Michael Keetch Walters Massey 112201, attached to Number 96 ASP, died of typhoid fever

26th May 2023, 18:58
Charles Allen 239936 | Attached to Number 18 Recruits Centre [ was admitted seriously ill to RAF hospital Wilmslow on 18 January. He was removed from all lists on 22 January, but was admitted to St. George's hospital, London, where he died of enlarged prostate uraemia