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Henk Welting
19th April 2008, 16:28
Looking for the place of death registration for:
Cpl Frank ORRISS - 846454 - 4 BC, 909 Balloon Sqn, East Ham - killed on active service (pres. during air raid).

Regards and thanks for your help.
Henk.

Amrit
19th April 2008, 18:09
There's only one Frank Orriss on the CWGC and so this seems to be your man:


"A Suffolk man, Frank was drafted into the London Scottish though Margaret has no idea why - and survived the First War but was killed during the Second when a bomb landed on their house in East London."

http://www.londonscottishregt.org/pdf/lsrgazzette_autumn05.pdf
(page 27 - there's a picture of him from WW1)

and

"Frank ORRISS died in Walthamstow in 1940"
http://bara-leytonstone.org.uk/bt/200503.pdf
(page 8)

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Dick
19th April 2008, 19:18
Hi Henk
Orriss,44, is registered at Essex SW which would cover parts of the East End of London N of the Thames and is consistent with a Balloon Sqn with HQ in the East End
Regards
Dick

Henk Welting
20th April 2008, 13:58
Thanks friends for your info.
Henk.

m.carroll
26th February 2009, 17:16
Frank Orriss was my grandfather, a corporal in the RAF. He was a balloon operator in A Flight of 909 Squadron, based in East Ham. He was killed on the night of Wednesday 16th October 1940, when a German land-mine fell on the family home (77 The Risings, Walthamstow, east London).
I am happy to provide further information to those with a legitimate interest.
Mark.

Alex Smart
13th May 2022, 22:19
Hello,

401017 - Unaccounted Airmen - 17-10-1940

From Henk's List -

UK
ORRISS, Frank - Cpl - 846454 - RAF (AAF) - 909 Balloon Sqn.
Manor Park Cemetery, Essex.
Killed during an Air Raid when a bomb hit his home in Walthamstow.

From CWGC -

AUSTRALIA
WANN, Robert Edward - Cpl - 29060 - RAAF.
Perth (Karrakatta) General Cemetery, Western Australia, Australia.
Struck and killed by a car at night.

DENMARK
BROWN, John Herbert - Sgt - 742961 - RAFVR
Norre Havrvig Churchyard, Denmark.
Hampden I - X2973 - 144 Sqn.

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
HEWITT, William Hutchinson - Sgt - 622581 - RAF.
Cornamagh Cemetery, County Westmeath, Republic of Ireland.
Hampden I - X2979 - 61 Sqn.

UK
CLEMERSON, William Herbert - P/O - 81027 - RAFVR.
Ilkeston (Park)Cemetery, Derbyshire.
FLANAGAN, Dominick - Sgt - 532927 - RAF.
Swaffham Cemetery, Norfolk.
GARDNER, Edwin Ch - F/O - 72558 - RAFVR.
Tacolneston (All Saints) Churchyard, Norfolk.
These three airmen were crew of Hampden I - X2979 - 61 Sqn.

FERGUSON, John Adam - Sgt - 645352 - RAF.
RANDS, Edward Anthony Gaston - Sgt - 748785 - RAFVR.
YOUNG, Robert Gilmour - Sgt - 580690 - RAF.
These three airmen were crew of Hampden I - X2973 - 144 Sqn.

HESKETH, Maurice Norman - F/O - 41021 - RAF.
Spitfire Ia - P9384 - PRU.

HIVES, Ernest Edward - P/O - 81354 - RAFVR.
Blenheim IV - T2319 - 59 Sqn.

The above five airmen are all commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.

JONES, Bertram Dennis - Sgt - 755459 - RAFVR.
Risca (Danygraig) Cemetery, Monmouthshire.
JONES, Edward - Sgt - 546188 - RAF.
Leeds(Lawnswood) Cemetery, Yorkshire.
These two airmen were crew of Blenheim IV - T2319 - 59 Sqn.

JACKSON, James Joseph - Sgt - 746821 - RAFVR.
Glasgow (St.Kentigern's) Roman Catholic Cemetery, Glasgow.
Hampden I - X2988 - 144 Sqn.

BROWN, James - Sgt - 970119 - RAFVR.
Larkhall Cemetery, Dalserf,Lanarkshire.
FLANAGAN, Peter - Sgt - 903094 - RAFVR.
Humberston ( St.David) Churchyard, Pembrokeshire.
PARKER, Richard Cecil - F/O - 74687 - RAF.
Ramsden (St.James) Churchyard, Oxfordshire.
PITMAN, Charles Derek - F/O - 70545 - RAF.
Dirleton Cemetery, East Lothian.
These four airmen were crew of Hampden I - P2143 - 49 Sqn.

POTTER, Robert - Sgt - 643788 - RAF.
Glasgow (Sighthill) Cemetery, Glasgow.
Hampden I - L4195 - 49 Sqn.

LANG, Karel - Sgt - 787416 - RAFVR.
TOSOVSKY, Oldrich - Sgt - 787237 - RAFVR.
These two airmen were crew of Wellington I - L7786 - 311(Czech) Sqn.

VEJRAZKA, Miloslav - Sgt - 82533 - RAFVR.
Wellington I - N2773 - 311(Czech) Sqn.

The above three Czech Airmen rest at Honington (All Saints)Churchyard, Suffolk.

MUNDAY, Wynton Scott (Australian) - F/O - 40637 - RAF.
WATT, George Thomas - Sgt - 516242 - RAF.
These two airmen rest at Harwell Cemetery, Berkshire.
They were crew of Wellington I - L4259 - 15 OTU.

SPENCER, Frank Reginald - Lac - 617489 - RAF.
Cardiff Western Cemetery, Glamorganshire.
ZALEWSKI, Jozef - Sierzant - P/793619 - PAF.
Pwllheli Borough Cemetery, Caernarvonshire.
These two airmen were crew of Henley TT1 - L3351 - 1 AACU.

ATKINSON, Ronald - P/O - 79530 - RAFVR.
Gillingham (Woodlands) Cemetery, Kent.
Hurricane I - P3174 - 213 Sqn.

CAMPBELL, Norman Neil ( Canadian) - P/O - 41824 - RAF.
Scottow Cemetery, Norfolk.
Hurricane I - V6575 - 242 Sqn.

ZALUSKI, Jerzy Sergiusz- Kapral - P/781415 - PAF.
Northwood Cemetery, Middlesex.
Hurricane I - V7417 - 302 Sqn.

FRITH, Eric Thomas - Sgt - 742091 - RAFVR.
Oxford (Botley) Cemetery, Oxfordshire.
Spitfire Ia - X4597 - 92 Sqn.

REILLEY, Hugh William ( Canadian) - P/O - 43043 - RAF.
Gravesend Cemetery, Kent.
Spitfire Ia - R6800 - 66 Sqn.

RICALTON, Alan Leslie - F/O - 70872 - RAF - MiD.
Sittingbourne Cemetery, Kent.
Spitfire Ia - P7360 - 74 Sqn.

MAYER, Hans-Karl - GAF.
Hawkinge Cemetery, Kent.
Cause of death ?

Alex

Andy Marden
15th May 2022, 12:02
ZALUSKI, Jerzy Sergiusz- Kapral - P/781415 - PAF.
Northwood Cemetery, Middlesex.
Hurricane I - V7417 - 302 Sqn.

Zaluski broke his neck when the aircraft overturned on landing. V7417 survived to be struck off charge in 1944, last serving with 55 OTU.

Andy Marden
15th May 2022, 12:15
MAYER, Hans-Karl - GAF.
Hawkinge Cemetery, Kent.
Cause of death ?

Alex
From Kracker, he was shot down in Bf109E-7 4138 "white 8" of Stab.I/JG53 over the English Channel by a Spitfire of 603 Sqn. His body was washed ashore ten days later.
He was the Kommandeur of I./JG53.

Alex Smart
15th May 2022, 16:44
Thanks Andy your input is as always, mst welcome and informative.
Alex