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Alex Smart
5th April 2015, 16:23
Hello,

450523 - Unaccounted Airmen - 23-05-1945

From Henk's List -

ITALY
BOSHER, Frank Christopher - LAC - 1245405 - RAFVR - Forli war Cemetery, Italy.
PRESTON, Frederick Thomas - LAC - 1127327 - RAFVR - Bari war Cemetery, Italy.
STOPANI, John William Leslie - Cpl - 1370554 - RAFVR - Coriano Ridge War Cemetery, Italy.

UK
SMITH, Ronald - LAC - 1148306 - RAFVR - Blackpool (Carleton) Cemetery, Lancashire.

ZIMBABWE
DAVY ( Henk has DAY ), Edward Humphrey (S.Rhodesian) - Sqn/Ldr - 80009 - RAFVR - Harare (pioneer ) Cemetery, Zimbabwe.

From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

ATA
JACKSON, Reginald John Richard - First Officer - ATA - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. [ Tempest V - NV666 - 3 FPP ].

CANADA
SKINNER, John - LAC - 1850391 - RAFVR - Yorkton Cemetery, Saskatchewan, Canada. [ Cornell - 14405 - 23 EFTS ].

EGYPT
TRAINER, John - LAC - 1063950 - RAFVR - Alexandria (Chatby ) Military & War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

INDIA
WELSTED, Sidney - F/S - 590697 - RAF - Delhi War Cemetery, India.

Alex

malcolm_raf
5th April 2015, 19:49
Hi

ITALY
BOSHER, Frank Christopher - LAC - 239 Wing.
PRESTON, Frederick Thomas - LAC - 22 Mobile Field Hospital.
STOPANI, John William Leslie - Cpl - 15 WU.

UK
SMITH, Ronald - LAC - registered in Fylde.

ZIMBABWE
DAVY ( Henk has DAY ), Edward Humphrey (S.Rhodesian) - Sqn/Ldr - not in GRO Lists.

CANADA
SKINNER, John - LAC - Cornell - 14405 - 23 EFTS ].

EGYPT
TRAINER, John - LAC - RAF Aboukir.

INDIA
WELSTED, Sidney - F/S - Mauripur.

Malcolm

COL BRUGGY
5th April 2015, 22:02
Hello,

ZIMBABWE - DAVY.

80009 Sqn Ldr Edward Humphrey DAVY SRAF + 23-5-1945

Died on Active Service. Died Salisbury Central Hospital, Southern Rhodesia.

Buried Salisbury Military Cemetery, Southern Rhodesia. Grave 167.

Born 1-1-1881 Bolney, Sussex, UK.

See;
A Pride of Eagles: The Definitive History of the Rhodesian Air Force 1920-1980.
Salt,Beryl.
Weltevredenpark:Covos Day Pubs.,2001.
p.713

Col.

Martyn A Critchlow
1st July 2015, 15:15
ITALY
BOSHER, Frank Christopher - LAC - 1245405

ZIMBABWE
DAVY ( Henk has DAY ), Edward Humphrey (S.Rhodesian) - Sqn/Ldr - 80009

EGYPT
TRAINER, John - LAC - 1063950

All DOAS in Casualty Communique 557 Flight 3 Jan 1946

Martyn

jonheyworth
27th January 2021, 14:59
UPGRADE to John Trainer 1063950 he died at RAF Aboukir of injuries sustained when a blow lamp exploded

jonheyworth
27th January 2021, 23:33
John William Leslie Stopani 1370554, attached to 15 wireless unit, died of wounds sustained by enemy action near Cernia

jonheyworth
15th April 2021, 20:19
Frederick Thomas Preston 1127327 , a Nursing orderly attached to Number 22 mobile field hospital, was admitted dangerously ill to Number 98 British general hospital, where he died at 21:00 hours of paraplegia sickness

jonheyworth
15th April 2022, 23:24
John William Leslie Stopani 1370554 , and

1502115 LAC W. T. Wallace , were on guard duty at the D lines petrol storage depot on the Cervia to Castiglione Road which consisted of a mile long petrol dump. At 00:25 Hours , a vehicle approached whilst they were on a Bailey bridge at Map Ref M657193 , the vehicle stopped and they approached it and they questioned the occupants who said in Italian that they were going home.
Wallace got onto the rear of the vehicle and noticed there were 6 or 7 men in it, Stopani got onto the running board and told them to leave the area . After 200 yards , the occupants started to move and were told to keep still, one came to the tailgate and Wallace was shot in the right leg and fell off the vehicle, whilst scrambling off the road he heard 5 or 6 more shots and with difficulty crossed the salt marshes to Number 1 Guard Post where at 01:00 Hours he raised the alarm and a party was sent out.
Stopani was found at 02:30 Hours in a pool of blood with multiple bullet wounds in the chest and stomach, An investigation proved unable to gain sufficient evidence to prosecute although it was believed Italian co-belligerent paratroopers of the Folgore Division were responsible

jonheyworth
7th September 2022, 15:55
Frank Christopher Bosher 1245405 , attached to Number 239 Wing , was injured in a road accident on the South Alfonsine Road at 15:30 Hours on 22 May. He was admitted to Number 51 British General hospital at 22:30 Hours where he died at 01:30 Hours of a fractured pelvis

jonheyworth
21st September 2022, 20:10
Ronald Smith 1148306 , attached to the ORTU, was admitted dangerously ill to RAF hospital, Weeton on 22 May, where he died of jaundice on 24 May ( NOT 23 May as per CWGC )

jonheyworth
22nd September 2022, 19:49
Sidney Welsted 590697 , attached to RAF Mauripur , was admitted dangerously ill to the Combined General hospital at Hydrebad on 28 March. Transferred to the British military hospital at Karachi on 5 April, he died of the effects of heat hyperexia

RecklessRat
5th October 2022, 19:51
Hello,

80009 S/Ldr Edward Humphrey DAVY died on 23 May 1945 aged 63, at Salisbury Hospital, Zimbabwe, of Coronary Infarction and Secondary Pulmonary Infarcts, duration 1 month and 1 week respectively.

This officer was previously only partially accounted.

Source: Information of a Death: Chapter 149 (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939N-CXT1-2?i=338&cc=1838530) on FamilySearch

Regards,

Jeff