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Henk Welting
25th October 2008, 10:21
What were the places of death registration for:

LAC (Ag) Joseph E. ARMISHAW - 648415 (from Canada) - 76 Sqn (Middleton St.George, Co.Durham);
AC2 Douglas C. PUNT - 1233814 (death registered Westmoreland ?), and
AC1 Sidney A. SCOTT - 1206630 (death registered Bury St.Edmunds, Suffolk ?).

Also looking for unit and cause of death of:
AC1 Percy G. MILES - 927599 - commemorated Panel 57 of the Runnymede Memorial.

Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

Hector I - K9723 - GTS - abandoned near Sydenham, Oxfordshire.
Master I - N7951 - 60 OTU - crashed on approach East Fortune.

Regards and thanks for your help.

25th October 2008, 10:43

927599 AC1 P.G MILES listed unit HMT ANSELM - RAF Overseas War Deaths 1939-1948


25th October 2008, 11:42
Hi Henk
Armishaw,24, registered at Richmond,Surrey part of S London and it had a Military Hospital ,
Punt,19, registered in Westmorland S, NW England towards the Scottish Border
Scott,30 registered at Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Henk Welting
25th October 2008, 13:49
Thanks Dick & Mark.
Mark: Could "RAF Overseas Deaths 1939-1948" being checked at a website ?

25th October 2008, 19:17
Hi Henk
I tried to find the War Deaths website ,if any, but all Google came up with was someone else's search for the name Wigg. It comes from a Rootsweb site but I can't find the way in for a more general search. Notice the second name- Vernon S H Wigg and the unit as HMT Anselm. As you expressed an interest in that loss he might be on your list somewhere.
WIGG: Overseas Deaths
Year Name Age Rank Number Unit
1944 Philip M S/Ldr 33202 57 Sqdn
1941 Vernon S H A.C.1 572417 HMT "Anselm"

25th October 2008, 19:52

I believe the RAF Overseas War Deaths can be accessed through ANCESTRY ? I'm more used to microfiche .


25th October 2008, 21:17
Henk and Mark
I use Ancestry and unfortunately the list doesn't seem to be there and I couldn't find a way in via Rootsweb which is an Ancestry site

7th December 2008, 19:37
Hi All

I have access to "RAF Overseas Deaths 1939-1948" through www.familyrelatives.com (37.50 per year) but as I search through it I'm printing off each page so hopefully will eventually have a hard copy.


16th November 2009, 18:48
LAC (Ag) Joseph E. ARMISHAW - 648415 DOAS listed.
AC2 Douglas C. PUNT - 1233814 DOAS listed.
AC1 Sidney A. SCOTT - 1206630 DOAS listed.



Martyn A Critchlow
4th March 2012, 17:32
LAC Joseph E Armishaw was registered in Richmond, North Yorkshire not Richomnd, Surrey as previously stated. This is more appropriate to 76 Squadron at Middleton St George.


Henk Welting
6th March 2012, 15:14
Thanks Martyn; will amend. He was listed as 'DOAS'.

phill jones
6th March 2012, 15:58
Henk , Master 1 N7951 ,60 OTU, a non fatal prang , SGT E JOHNSON 1190353 , NIGHT curcuits and landings , engine sputtered due to lack of fuel a/c ended up on its back

rgs phill jones

Henk Welting
7th March 2012, 10:10
Thanks Phill. Will add this to my files.

28th September 2017, 15:17

LAC (Ag) Joseph E. ARMISHAW - 648415 - the Yorkshire Post of July 12th 1941 reported the following:

Canadian Airman's Death
A Canadian airman whose parents emigrated from South Elmsall 30 years ago ahd been buried at Moorthorpe Cemetery. He was Joseph Edward Armishaw, aged 24, a flight mechanic, who was taken ill suddenly and died in a military hospital. Armishaw's father was a miner at Frickley Colliery and is now farming in British Columbia.

AC1 Sidney A. SCOTT - 1206630 - the Bury Free Press of July 12th 1941 reported the following:

Collided with Pony and Cart
A Bury St. Edmund's man, now serving in the Forces, Sidney Albert Scott (30), whose home address was 42, Risbygate Street, was fatally injured on Saturday nigh at Honington. He was riding a cycle, when he came into a collision with a pony and cart, owned and driven by Mr. Sidney Balaam, of Meadow cottage, Sapiston. He was picked up unconscious and died early the next day in the West Sussex Hospital. Scott was formerly a bar attendant at the Suffolk Hotel, Bury St. Edmund's.
William Plummer, labourer, Sapiston, who was a passenger in the pony and cart, said he saw deceased looking round at [some] people. He came along like that, and the next thing he rode straight into the pony.
Balaam, the driver of the pony and cart, said that he shouted to Scott long before he hit his pony, but he took no notice.
Dr. D. J. Martin said that death was due to inter-cranial haemorrhage. The Coroner returned a verdict of Acciental Death.



18th March 2022, 22:20
Joseph Edward Armishaw 648415 , died in Catterick military hospital, of a strangulated hernia

22nd July 2022, 09:57
1233814 Aircraftman 2nd Class Douglas Clement PUNT

According to the record of his burial in North Walsham Cemetery, Norfolk, AC2 Punt "drowned in Lake Windermere while serving in the RAF". I think we can assume that this was an accidental drowning.