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Henk Welting
4th August 2008, 13:34
What caused the death of and/or what were the places of death registration for:

AC2 Thomas R. PEARSON - 1074905 - not found Flight archives, and

Sgt (WOp/Ag) Robert ELLIS - 534399 - 42 Sqn (Wick, Caithness) - killed in action while flying in operations against the enemy.
Sgt Ellis lies buried at Glasgow (Eastwood) Cemetery and his grave has a Special Memorial Type F.
Eastwood Cemetery has twenty special memorials commemorating servicemen who were buried in Sighthill and Southern Necropolis, where proper maintenance of the graves was impossible.

Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

Hart Trainer - K5846 - 9 FTS - crashed on approach Castle Combe.
Oxford I - N6335 - 3 FTS - flew into ground Bishops Itchington, Warwickshire.

Regards and thanks for your help.

4th August 2008, 14:10
Hi Henk
Pearson,29, is registered at Fylde, Lancashire. Ellis doesn't come up and is not in Ross' Coastal Command Losses and possibly died in Scotland

4th August 2008, 14:46
Ellis is registered at Wick, so maybe killed in some incident to 42 Sqn Beaufort aircraft that date, but aircraft returned ok to Wick

Henk Welting
4th August 2008, 16:03
Thanks Dick & Paul for your reaction.

22nd September 2017, 15:34

Paul was indeed 100% correct:

Sgt (WOp/Ag) Robert ELLIS - 534399 - the Statutory Deaths Register on the Scotland's People website records that he was 'found dead in aircraft when it landed at Wick after combat with enemy aircraft over the North Sea.'

Cause of death is 'due to war operantions - bullets fired from an enemy aircraft.'



16th June 2022, 20:13
Thomas Richard Pearson 1074905 , attached to Number 10 Signals Recruits Centre, died in RAF Hospital, Kirkham , of cerebro spinal meningitis on the day of admission

16th June 2022, 22:46
Bernard Feeney 10663232 , attached to 3 ( C ) OTU , died in the North Devon Infirmary, Barnstaple, of acute appendicitis