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Henk Welting
24th September 2011, 15:00
What were the places of death registration of:

A - Died on active service:
LAC Philip J. EARL - 843047, and
AC2 Thomas W.E. - MARSHALL - 1697589.

B - Killed on active service:
Sgt (Nav) Ronald J. COPEMAN - 1331703.

C - Not found in Flight archives:
Cpl James S. JOHNSON - 853637 - 919 (Balloon) Sqn (Birkenhead), and
AC2 William P.M. REGAN - 1686198.

D - Proposed aircraft loss:
Boston IIIA - BZ367 - 13 OTU - overshot landing Peterborough.

Regards and thanks for your help.

24th September 2011, 15:46
Hi Hank

LAC Philip J. EARL - 843047 - Surrey Mid Eastern
AC2 Thomas W.E. - MARSHALL - 1697589 - Derby
Sgt (Nav) Ronald J. COPEMAN - 1331703 - Peterborough (BZ367?)
Cpl James S. JOHNSON - 853637 - 919 (Balloon) Sqn (Birkenhead) - Liverpool North
AC2 William P.M. REGAN - 1686198 - Surrey North Western


Henk Welting
24th September 2011, 16:56
As ever thanks Malcolm for prompt reply.
Regards and good weekend,

6th June 2018, 12:25

LAC Philip J. EARL - 843047 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at Horton Hospital, Epsom.

Sgt (Nav) Ronald J. COPEMAN - 1331703 - the Graves Registration Report Form lists his unit as 13 O.T.U.

Cpl James S. JOHNSON - 853637 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at Walton Hospital, Rice Lane, Liverpool.

AC2 William P.M. REGAN - 1686198 - the Surrey Advertiser of August 28th 1943 reported the following:

The death of A.C.2 William Patrick Regan (18), R.A.F., of 6, Argyll Avenue, Hounslow, who was drowned in the Thames at Egham while bathing on the previous Sunday, was the subject of an inquest conducted by the Surrey Coroner (Mr. G. Wills Taylor) at Egham on Friday of last week. A verdict of "Accidental death" was recorded.



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