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Henk Welting
28th November 2011, 14:11
What were the places of death registration of:

A - Died on active service:
AC2 Edward H. STRIPP - 1610759.

B - Not found in Flight Magazine:
AC2 Charles S. DONNELLY - 853679, and
AC1 Alfred SIRDEFIELD - 1081540 - age 30.

C - Proposed aircraft losses:
Beaufighter I - T4653 - 9 (C)OTU - crashed on take-off Crossby.
Master I - T8659 - 7 (P)AFU - aircraft abandoned Priory Road, Westwood, Peterborough.
Oxford I - X6770 - RAFC - overshot landing Caistor RLG.
Proctor I - P6257 - 2 Radio School - undershot landing Townsend RLG, near Yatesbury.
Hamilcar I Glider - DR851 - AFEE - crashed on landing Sherburn-in-Elmet.

Regards and thanks for your help.

28th November 2011, 15:00
Hi Henk

AC2 Edward H. STRIPP - registered in Flyde, Lancashire having died in hospital after being found unconcious the previous night, having apparantly fallen off his bicycle

AC2 Charles S. DONNELLY - 853679 - Liverpool North
AC1 Alfred SIRDEFIELD - 1081540 - Rowley Regis, Staffordshire


Henk Welting
28th November 2011, 15:39
As ever, thanks Malcolm.

Henk Welting
28th November 2011, 16:24
Forgot one for this date; his name not found in Flight Magazine.............
Looking for place of death registration of Sgt (Pilot) Terrance C. ASHLEY - 1337699.

28th November 2011, 16:34
Death registered as Tadcaster, Yorkshire.

28th November 2011, 16:38
Terrance C Ashley D Reg Tadcaster, Yorkshire, Q3 1943 (Ref Vol 9c Page 754).

29th November 2011, 14:26

Sgt TC Ashley

See Chorley Vol.8 p.60 at top of page

Pilot of Halifax R9497 - is this your man?


29th November 2011, 15:21
Henk (et al),
Re T8659
And just to provide some niff-naff and trivia, I was born in Priory Road, Westwood, Peterborough, in 1936.
I regret, however, that by Aug 1943 we had moved to a nearby location (Edwalton Avenue) and I have to admit that at the age of 7 my recollections of aircraft prangs in the neighbourhood are not all that they might be. This I apologise for!!

Henk Welting
29th November 2011, 16:03
Thanks all for your worthwhile reactions.

10th December 2021, 16:32
Richard Stobbs 1544605 , died in Calcutta at Number 47 British general hospital of MT malaria

15th February 2022, 22:52
Frederick Herbert Payne 1256663 , was admitted dangerously ill to RAF hospital Benghazi where he died the same day of poliomyelitis

27th July 2022, 18:11
Rowland Rushforth 1013319 , attached to Number 206 MU , died at 21:15 Hours in Number 30 MFH of a strangulated small intestine

12th October 2022, 23:24
Robert Douglas Osborne 561846 , attached to RAF Cawnpore, died of cerebral malaria

6th May 2023, 09:32
Alfred Sirdefield 1081540 | attached to 27 MU | was killed in a road accident on Birmingham New Road at Coseley, Staffs. He was dead in arrival at the Royal Hosp Wolverhampton and was transferred to Coseley mortuary

8th June 2023, 14:55
Charles Swift Donnelly 853679 | a medically discharged Airman at the time of his death, was admitted to the Belmont EMS hospital, Liverpool on 18 June, dying of pulmonary tuberculosis

This Information was obtained via a visit to the Liverpool Archives which sadly proved the impractability of research in regional archives