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Henk Welting
13th May 2008, 13:40
What caused the death of and/or what were the places of death registration for:

AC2 Robert W. DAILEY - 979550 - not found Flight archives;
W/O Leonard A. FORD - 846347 - 4 BC, 909 Balloon Sqn, East Ham, Essex - killed on active service;
LAC (Pilot u/t) Victor W. HARRIS - 921743 - died of wounds or injuries received on active service;
LAC (Pilot u/t) Thomas L. HOPE - 986063 - not found Flight archives,
AC2 Bernard C. NORTHWAY - 1350211 - not found Flight archives.

Proposed aircraft losses for this day:
Oxford I - L9648 - RAFC - crashed in forced landing south of Stickney, Lincs. (122/3456).
Oxford I - N6292 - 14 FTS - spun into ground mile N of Ryhall, Rutland.

Regards and thanks for your help.
Henk.

Andy Ingham
13th May 2008, 16:27
Hello Henk
The death of Robert W. DAILLEY aged 25 was registered in North Liverpool (Note spelling of surname)
Leonard A. FORD aged 41 was registered at West Ham, Essex.
Victor W. HARRIS aged 21 was registered at Ketton, Rutland
Thomas L. HOPE aged 24 was also registered at Ketton, Rutland
Finally the death of Bernard C. NORTHWAY aged 20 was registered at Gravesend.
Regards
Andy

Henk Welting
13th May 2008, 16:54
Thanks Andy. Harris and Hope may match to the loss of Oxford N6292.
Regards,
Henk.

Martyn A Critchlow
25th April 2017, 11:47
AC2 Bernard C. NORTHWAY - 1350211
Died of wounds or injuries received on active service Casualty Communique No 54 in Flight Dec 19, 1940

Martyn

wwrsimon
21st September 2017, 15:36
Hello

LAC (Pilot u/t) Victor W. HARRIS - 921743 and
LAC (Pilot u/t) Thomas L. HOPE - 986063 - the Grave Fegistration Forms for both these men record them as being with 14 F.T.S.

Regards

Simon

jonheyworth
7th April 2021, 20:39
Richard William Bishop 574038, of 602 Squadron but attached to 242 squadron at RAF Duxford, died on leave at Bank House, Pencombe, Hereford, of pneumonia

jonheyworth
18th July 2021, 11:48
Robert Whitton Dailly 979550 , a medically discharged airmen died in a sanatorium in Liverpool of pulmonary tuberculosis. There was a prolonged dispute between the Dundee and Liverpool Authorities and the Ministry of pensions as to which should pay the sanatorium expenses of 3 Guineas a week for the 2 weeks he had been resident there

jonheyworth
16th October 2021, 10:41
Robert Thomas Sanders 1004159 , attached to 60 MU , died in the " medical hut " at Shipton, Easingwold of syncope due to enlargement and degeneration of the heart muscle

jonheyworth
17th February 2022, 12:09
George Albert Thompson 980969 , attached to 15 OTU, died in a road accident

Alex Smart
16th July 2022, 00:35
Hello

401111 - Unaccounted Airmen - 11-11-1940

From Henk's List -

UK
BISHOP, Richard William - AC1c - 574038 - RAF - 602 Sqn.
Pencombe (St.John) Churchyard, Hertfordshire.
Died of natural causes at age of 18 years (?).

DAILLY, Robert Whitton - AC2c - 979550 - RAFVR.
Dundee (Balgay) Cemetery, Angus.
Died of pulmonary Tuberculosis.

FORD, Leonard Alexander - W/O - 846347 - RAF (AAF) - 909 Balloon Sqn.
City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park, Essex.
NORTHWAY, Bernard Cyril - AC2c - 1350211 - RAFVR - 919 Balloon Sqn.
Torquay Cemetery and Extension, Devon.
These two airmen were killed in an Air Raid on Gravesend.

SANDERS, Robert Thomas - AC2c - 1004159 - RAFVR.
Prestatyn (Christ Church) Churchyard, Flintshire.
Died of a heart problem.

THOMPSON, George Albert - AC1c - 980969 - RAFVR.
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (All Saints) Cemetery, Northumberland.
Involved in a Road Accident, no further details.

TOBIN, Harold Brumby - AC2c - 1067108 - RAFVR.
Manchester Southern Cemetery, Lancashire
Drowned while trying to rescue a dog on the day after his wedding.

From CWGC -

AUSTRALIA
CAMERON, John DUFF- AC1c - 24119 - RAAF - 1 AOS.
Toowoomba Cemetery, Queensland, Australia.
HEAD, John - Lac - 402016 - RAAF.
This airman survived the crash but succumbed later in the day at Cootamundra Hospital.
PIERCY, Ernest Arthur - Lac - 404202 - RAAF.
These two airmen rest at Cootamundra General Cemetery, New South Wales, Australia.
HEARNE, James Frederick - F/O - 676 - RAAF.
Bathurst General Cemetery, New South Wales, Australia.
MONTGOMERY, Robert (Scotland?) - Lac - 4113 - RAAF .
Williamstown General Cemetery, Victoria, Australia.
STANLEY, James Clifford - Lac - 400197 - RAAF.
Barrabool Hills Cemetery, Victoria, Australia.
These six airmen were aboard Dragon A34-2 - 1 AOS - RAAF.

EAGAR, Kingsley John - Lac - 404329 - RAAF - FTS.
Sydney (Waverley) General Cemetery, New South Wales, Australia.
Killed when part of a balcony collapsed at the Federal Hotel.

ITALY
BAYLY, Gerald Wentworth Loscombe A - Lt(A) - HMS Eagle - RN - 2x MiD.
Bari War Cemetery, Italy.
Swordfish - P3995 - "E4H" - 813 Sqn FAA,RN.

UK
SLAUGHTER, Henry James - Lt - HMS Eagle - RN - MiD.
Lee-On-Solent Memorial, Hampshire.
Swordfish - P3995 - "E4H" - 813 Sqn FAA,RN.

BETTS, John Herbert - AC1c - 701775 - RAFVR.
DAVISON, Reginald Alvan - AC2c - 1258580 - RAFVR.
These two airmen rest at Ringshall (St.Catherine) Churchyard, Suffolk.
FOSTER, Thomas - AC1c - 980807 - RAFVR.
Elton (All Saints) Churchyard, Lancashire.
These three airmen were crew of Blenheim IV - R3831 - 110 Sqn.

HARRIS, Victor Walker - Lac - 921743 - RAFVR - (Pilot U/T).
Cranfield (SS.Peter and Paul) Churchyard, Bedfordshire.
HOPE, Thomas Leslie - Lac - 986063 - RAFVR - (Pilot U/T).
Bolton (Heaton) Cemetery, Lancashire.
Oxford I - N6292 - 14 FTS.

HOGG, Robert Dudley - Sgt - 754041 - RAFVR.
Bedford Cemetery, Bedfordshire.
Blenheim IV - R2794 - 17 Sqn.

KANCIAK, Stanislaw - Sierzant(AC2c) - P/792746 - PAF - 300 Sqn.
Blackpool (Layton) Cemetery, Lancashire.
Killed in a motor-cycle accident.
Krzystka.pl has this Polish Airmen as killed on the 11th November '40.
CWGC has date as 11th December '40.
Which date is correct ?

ANDREWS, Robert Ernest - Sgt - 641627 - RAF.
MERRETT, Sydney Richard - Sgt - 746888 - RAFVR.
These two airmen were crew of Blenheim IV - R3765 - 82 Sqn.

KENDALL, Colin Franklin - F/O - 70358 - RAF.
TYSON, Norman - Sgt - 755019 - RAFVR.
WILSON, George Robert - Sgt - 808414 - RAF (AAF).
WOODBURN, Andrew - Sgt - 759297 - RAFVR.
These four airmen were crew of Hampden I - L4095 - 83 Sqn.

BULMER, Alan - F/O - 74665 - RAFVR.
HERDMAN, George - Sgt - 632182 - RAF.
WAKEFORD, Donald William - P/O - 82681 - RAFVR.
WATT, David Walter - Sgt - 630207 - RAF.
These four airmen were crew of Hampden I - X2985 - 49 Sqn.

WISSLER, Denis Heathcote - P/O - 42665 - RAF.
Hurricane I - V7570 - 17 Sqn.

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

PAOLINI, Armando - Italian AF.
Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey.
This Italian airman (radio operator) was killed in BR20, - "243 - 2" - MM22621. Piloted by Pietro APPIANI who became a POW.

ZIMBABWE
CHAMIER, Patrick Anthony - Sgt(Pilot U/T) - 900818 - RAFVR
LEWIS, Victor Ivor Burnett - Sgt (Pilot U/T) - 903424 - RAFVR.
Lewis served as BURNETT, V, I, L. He was Jewish.
These two airmen rest at Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery, Zimbabwe.
They were crew of Harvard - P5964 - 20 SFTS.

Alex

malcolm_raf
16th July 2022, 12:28
Hi

Bishop - He was serving with No 602 Sqn, but was attached to No 242 Sqn at RAF Duxford, and died on leave at Bank House, Rencombe, Hereford, from pneumonia.

Ford - He was serving with No 909 Sqn, and was killed when bombs hit the SHQ and Site 9/24. His death is registered in West Ham not Gravesend.

Sanders - He was serving with No 60 MU when he died in the "medical hut" at Shipton from syncope due to enlargement and degeneration of the heart muscle.

Malcolm

Alex Smart
16th July 2022, 12:59
Thank you Malcolm,

davew
16th July 2022, 20:20
Alex

Hogg was killed in Hurricane P2794.

DaveW

Andy Marden
21st July 2022, 13:07
BETTS, John Herbert - AC1c - 701775 - RAFVR.
DAVISON, Reginald Alvan - AC2c - 1258580 - RAFVR.
These two airmen rest at Ringshall (St.Catherine) Churchyard, Suffolk.
FOSTER, Thomas - AC1c - 980807 - RAFVR.
Elton (All Saints) Churchyard, Lancashire.
These three airmen were crew of Blenheim IV - R3831 - 110 Sqn.


Alex,
Thanks as always for your work on this. It might be worth clarifying that these three airmen were killed in an explosion during arming of the aircraft at Wattisham, so not crew as such:
https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C16688283
Andy

Alex Smart
21st July 2022, 13:17
Thank you Andy for the additional information which is very helpful.
Alex

jonheyworth
9th September 2022, 21:07
The update to Richard William Bishop 574038 was missed