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Henk Welting
27th July 2008, 14:28
What caused the death of and/or what was the place of death registration for:

LAC Jack HARDING - 853736 - 8 BC, 919 (Balloon) Sqn, Birlenhead - not found Flight archives.

Regards and thanks for your help.

18th June 2009, 23:02
I can't see this name on the registers at all. For any quarter. Nor can I see him in Flight magazine.

There is a 41 year old John Harding registered in NEWTON district which might be Newton district lancs, as opposed to Newton Abbot district, Devonshire. The latter I can see from the same page is written 'Newton A.'

Henk Welting
19th June 2009, 10:07
Thanks Dennis. 919 (Balloon Sqn - Birkenhead) had another member doas two days later (20-1-1941) who's death was registered at Birkenhead (LAC Rupert R. McNEIGHT - 853883).

24th September 2017, 18:53

LAC Jack HARDING - 853736 - the Liverpool Echo of January 21st 1941 carried the following annoucement:

HARDING - Jan. 18, in hospital, aged 41 years, L.A.C. JOHN HARDING (of the R.A.F.), beloved husband of Gertrude Harding.

As pointed out by Dennis in post # 2, there is a John Harding, aged 41, registered at Newton, Lancs, Marh 1941.



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