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Alex Smart
14th April 2017, 21:07
Hello,


460225 - Unaccounted Airwoman & Airmen - 25-02-1946

From Henk's List -

WAAF
SOUTH AFRICA
MARAIS, E - Air Cpl - F/263966 - WAAF(SAAF) - Johannesburg ( West Park ) Crematorium Memorial, Gauteng, South Africa.

SOUTH AFRICA
BARSTOW, Harold - Cpl - 1130840 - HQ/ME - RAFVR - Johannesburg ( West Park) Cemetery, Gauteng, South Africa.

SRI LANKA
PORTER, Robert Spencer - Sgt - 1892164 - RAFVR - 356 Sqdn - Columbo ( Liveramentu ) Cemetery, Sri Lanka.

UK
LORD, Allan - AC2c - 2208846 - RAFVR - Aspull ( St. Elizabeth of Hungary ) Churchyard, Lancashire.

From CWGC & Geoff's Sites -

AUSTRALIA
NICHOLLS, Gordon Oscar - LAC - 88208 - RAAF - Perth War Cemetery and Annex, Western Australia, Australia.

INDIA
BONNAR, William McKee - Sqdn/Ldr - 108613 - RAFVR - Kirkee War Cemetery, India.
WATSON, Henry Findlay - W/O(Pilot) - 1567648 - RAFVR - Kirkee War Cemetery, India.
The two airmen listed above werecrew of Vengeance IV - FD402 - 227 GpCF.
PALMER, Norman - LAC - 163546 - RAFVR - Calcutta ( Bhowanipore ) Cemetery, Kolkata, India.

SINGAPORE
SAYID, Yahaya Bin Sayid Puta - AC2c - 785759 - RAFVR - Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

UK
DE ROOIJ, Johannes Leonardus Antonius - Soldaat Vliegtuigmaker - RNNAS - Halton ( St. Michael ) Churchyard, Buckinghamshire.

Alex

COL BRUGGY
15th April 2017, 05:48
Hello,

AUSTRALIA.

88208 LAC Gordon Oscar NICHOLLS RAAF.

88208 LAC (Fitter/DMT) Gordon Oscar NICHOLLS RAAF (of No.2 Personnel Depot, Subiaco, W.A.), was killed in a motor vehicle accident in Melville Parade, Como, Perth, Western Australia, on 25 February, 1946. LAC Nicholls sustained multiple injuries, and was dead on arrival at the Perth Hospital. The driver of the vehicle, William Thomas Greaves, of South Perth, declined to give evidence at the Coronial Inquest.

Col.

malcolm_raf
15th April 2017, 09:53
Hi

UK
LORD, Allan - AC2 - registered in Newton.

INDIA
PALMER, Norman - LAC - 329 MU.

Malcolm

wwrsimon
15th April 2017, 10:55
Alex

INDIA
BONNAR, William McKee - Sqdn/Ldr - 108613 - the Belfast Newsletter of March 22 1946 reported that he died as the result of an air accident while on active service. The P.R.O.N.I. website has the following:

Bonnar William McKee of Ballycraigy House, Carnmoney, County Antrim medical doctor and acting squadron leader R.A.F. died 25 February 1946 at Raipur Central India on active service Administration Belfast 7 October to Samuel Bonnar retired farmer. Effects 1257 1s. 9d.

Regards

Simon

malcolm_raf
15th April 2017, 15:36
It was Bonnar in FD402 not Watson.

Malcolm

Alex Smart
15th April 2017, 20:10
According to "Final Landings" and Henk's List it was both.
Pilot: Watson
and
Bonnar.
Alex

malcolm_raf
15th April 2017, 20:13
Hi Alex

You are correct, my comment referred to the original posting, before you edited it, which implied it was Watson and Palmer.

Cheers

Malcolm

RecklessRat
18th December 2021, 11:06
Hi Alex,


WAAF
SOUTH AFRICA
MARAIS, E - Air Cpl - F/263966 - WAAF(SAAF) - Johannesburg ( West Park ) Crematorium Memorial, Gauteng, South Africa.

The (tentative?) identity in the database for this airwoman is not correct (Emmie Hester Elizabeth Marais (http://www.rafcommands.com/database/wardead/details.php?qnum=28513)).

I have found a Death Notice from South Africa for 'Eileen Agnus Marais (born Barlow), (No. 263966 A/Cpl E A Barlow, WAAF)', died 25 Feb 46 at Johannesburg General Hospital, aged 38 y 7mo. Parents and husband's names match also to the CWGC.

Using the above, I also found a 'Certificate of Death on Service with the Union Defence Forces' for F 263966 Corporal Eileen Marais (nee Barlow) - died of 'Carcinoma of Bladder Paralytic Ileus'

Sources:
Family Search - Death Notice (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS3Q-R88C?i=161&cc=2520237)
Family Search - Death Certificate (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CS3Q-R66H?i=162&cc=2520237)

Regards,

Jeff

jonheyworth
12th August 2022, 20:53
Robert Spencer Porter 1892164 , died on duty at RAF Ratmalana of self inflicted injuries

jonheyworth
3rd November 2022, 14:56
Norman Palmer 1635346 , was dangerously injured in an accident on the Barrackpore trunk road on duty , dying of his injuries the same day in Number 21 British General hospital at Calcutta

jonheyworth
12th June 2023, 20:17
Allan Lord 2208846 | attached to RAF Breighton | was admitted seriously ill to RAF Hospital Padgate on 21 February, where he died of a pelvic abscess