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Henk Welting
9th September 2008, 14:56
What caused the death of and/or what were the places of death registration for:

Sgt David JONES- (Age 55) - 34225, and
Sgt (Pilot) Harold WHEWELL - 754010 - 266 Sqn (Wittering, Northamptonshire).

Proposed aircraft loss for this day:

Tutor I - K3448 - 2 CFS - dived into ground Beckingham, near Newark, Nottinghamshire.

Regards and thanks for your help.

Andy Ingham
9th September 2008, 16:03
Hello Henk
There is a David Jones asged 55 registered at Liverpool North.
Harold Whewell aged 22 was registered at Hunts.N. (Not sure where this is)

Henk Welting
9th September 2008, 17:08
Hunts.N may have been Huntingdonshire North ?
Thanks Andy for your help.

9th September 2008, 17:20
Henk/Andy, Hi
Hunts North may (just possibly) have referred to the area between Huntingdonshire and Lincolnshire and mainly to the west of Peterborough which was - until some time after WW2 - known as the Soke of Peterborough. Soke was an ancient Anglo-Saxon administrative area or enclave. I was born, and brought up, in what I put on my legal docs, as The Soke Of Peterborough!
Not just geography, Henk, but also ancient history. I can see you getting your Doctorate in NW European history/sociology/geography - let alone aviation history!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Peter Davies

28th October 2009, 20:47
Both men are DOAS in Casualty Communiques.

My laptop is dying a death on me here!

Henk, no need to acknowledge this post unless further discussion/questions.

8th March 2021, 14:54
UPGRADE to Elmer Gerald Stoddard 1025, he died in the Station hospital, Toronto of Brights disease

4th July 2021, 00:14
Vernon Arthur Blake R 78573 , attached to 2 SFTS, died when Harvard 2510 crashed into a hillside 1/2 miles south of Tweed, Ontario

10th April 2022, 10:20
34225 Sergeant Davis JONES

A somewhat puzzling case, perhaps due to the fact that this is a very common name. According to the probate record, Sergeant Jones died at the Stanley Hospital in Liverpool on 29 April 1941. A story in the Liverpool Echo reports that an inquest into the death of David Jones, aged 55, a joiner from Walker Street, Blackley, Manchester, found that he received fatal injuries in a crane accident at the Liverpool docks. This is the right age and address, as well as date. A funeral notice in the Manchester Evening News provides the same information.

It is possible that Sergeant Jones was working in the docks in a service capacity, or perhaps he had already left the forces but was reported as a service death anyway. Others on this forum might have a better idea of the explanation, but it does appear to be him.

16th April 2022, 19:48
David Jones 34225 , attached to 34 MU , died of injuries sustained in a road accident in Stanley Hospital, Liverpool

28th July 2023, 16:29
C/4169 Nursing Sister Jessie Margaret MacLEOD
b. 01 Apr 1902 at Fox Brook, Nova Scotia
Trade: Nursing Sister
d. 29 Apr 1941 at RCAF Station Hospital, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Unit: RCAF Headquarters Squadron (Medical)
Admitted to RCAF Station Hospital, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia at 1630 on 28 Apr 1941 suffering from Cerebro-spinal Meningitis, she died the following day. Buried at the family plot in Fox Brook, Nova Scotia.

Source: RCAF Service Record (http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.redirect?app=kia&id=39196&lang=eng)