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Henk Welting
6th December 2008, 13:47
What were the places of death registration for:

F/Sgt Cyril COLEMAN - 534212;
AC2 Ernest G. GASSON - 1230818;
Sgt James JORDAN - 516919;
LAC Ernest L. MESS - 633558;
P/O George B. RUSHTON - 62204;
AC2 Douglas SMOOTHY - 1441078;
F/O Alexander A.F.T. STEAVENSON - 85756 (age 56), and
Sgt (Pilot) David L. WILLACY - 1014571.

Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

Blenheim IV - Z6049 - 74 Wing Cal Flt - crashed on take-off Duxford.
Hurricane I - V7467 - 59 OTU - flew into ground 1 mile N of Glen Capel, Dumfries.
Master I - N8064 - 9 FTS - spun into ground Lacock, Wiltshire (already as a casualty on this a/c: Soldier 2.Cl/Pilot u/t V.D.J. JANSEN - 1149978 (from The Netherlands).
Master I - T8884 - 9 FTS - crashed on take-off Castle Combe.

Regards and thanks for your help.
Henk.

dennis_burke
6th December 2008, 15:39
F/Sgt Cyril COLEMAN - DOAS (Flight record is Flt Sgt C. COLMAN). Buried in Jurby, Isle of Mann so is that a different death register? See below, from IoM and died there.

AC2 Ernest G. GASSON - DIED OF WOUNDS OR INJURIES RECEIVED ON ACTIVE SERVICE (Found by Ken McClean in The Times, below), Age 25, Howden district;

Sgt James JORDAN - Can't see him in flight: ;Age 26, Henley district;

LAC Ernest L. MESS -DOAS found by Ken Mclean below in The Times, Age 20, New Forest District.

P/O George B. RUSHTON - DOAS, Age 32 Wellington District;

AC2 Douglas SMOOTHY - Died of Wounds or Injuries rec'd on active service; Age 19, Howden District; named as Douglas A Smoothy, His birth is registered with middle initial A also.

F/O Alexander A.F.T. STEAVENSON - DOAS, Died in Isle of Mann, born in India.

Sgt (Pilot) David L. WILLACY - KOAS, Registered in Scotland and in Caerlaverock district of Dumfries, needs confirming however.

Jordan

Thats for now at least

Dennis

thorne83
6th December 2008, 15:44
Rushton was serving at RAF High Ercall and was killed in a car crash in Wellington.

Cheers, Tom

Dick
6th December 2008, 15:56
Steavenson is on CWGC age 56 and buried in Scotland so may have died there. I believe the Isle of Man registers are separate from England and Wales.
Warner has no casualties or injury on Z6049, where the an u/c leg collapsed on take-off. DBF. W/O G Smith and crew escaped
Regards
Dick

dennis_burke
6th December 2008, 16:38
A Manx Man!

http://www.isle-of-man.com/manxnotebook/famhist/genealgy/ww2.htm

STEAVENSON. A. F. T. (56), F/O. R.A.F., Seafield, Ramsey. - Died in Noble's Hospital, August 31st, 1941.

COLEMAN, Flight-Sergeant Cyril, Albert Terrace, Ramsey. - Killed in road accident, September, 1941. , '

Now if that is not the most useful site I've found in a while.....

Cheers
Dennis

Dick
6th December 2008, 17:00
Thanks Dennis
Steavenson is buried at Kirk Maughold which,I have now found,is just SW of Ramsey on the Isle of Man. I took the Kirk to indicate Scotland!! Shows you how much UK geography I know!!
Regards
Dick

Ken MacLean
6th December 2008, 17:37
Henk,

Times casualty lists: AC2 E.G. Gasson Died of Wounds or Injuries Received on Active Service, LAC E.L. Mess DOAS. Sgt. Jordan, AC2 Smoothy not found.

Cheers, Ken

dennis_burke
6th December 2008, 18:05
Thanks Ken, below is the text as scanned from Flight after a bit of tootling around, one would never find them unless you were thinking well outside and away from the box!

DIED OF WOUNDS OR INJURIES RECEIVED ON ACTIVE SERVICE.A/CS E. G. Gaeson;
DIED ON ACTIVE SEnvirE. L.A.C. E. L. Miw;

The scans are a little blurred perhaps and the OCR software read them as above.

I did find Smoothy and fed the details back into my first posting above. Jordan still outstanding.

Dennis

Henk Welting
7th December 2008, 13:56
Thanks friends for all your support; much appreciated. Best regards from a sunny corner (Zelhem) somewhere in the east of The Netherlands.
Henk.

wwrsimon
22nd September 2017, 11:31
Hello

Sgt (Pilot) David L. WILLACY - 1014571 - the Dumfries and Galloway Standard of September 6th 1941 reported the following:

ANNAN AIRMAN KILLED
News has been received in Annan this week of the death of Flight-Sergeant David L. Willacy, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Willacy, Moat Road, Annan, who was killed in a aircraft accident in this country on Monday.

The Graves Registration Form confirms him as being with 59 O.T.U., so that would imply he was piloting V7467.

Regards

Simon

Nick Cooper
21st August 2018, 10:33
AC2 Ernest G. GASSON - 1230818;
AC2 Douglas SMOOTHY - 1441078;

I note that Gasson and Smoothy both have death registrations in Howden.

The Key Point Information Branch bulletin for 31/08-01/09/1941 (National Archives HO 201/11) states:


2 A.P.B's
2300
31.8.41


R.A.F. Aerodrome, Holme, Yorkshire


Damage to hutments

No casualties are noted, but that they weren't always included in these bulletins, anyway.

There was also a large raid on Hull on the same night.

Other deaths are Holme on Spalding Moor were also registered in Howden, so this suggests a likely fate for Gasson and Smoothy.

jonheyworth
13th August 2021, 20:58
Alexander Arthur Fenwich Towry Steavenson 85756 , attached to RAF Ronaldsay , died in Douglas military hospital of pneumonia

jonheyworth
3rd November 2021, 20:18
George Berkley Rushton 62204 , was fatally injured when a car he was travelling in returning to High Ercall with 4 other airmen, hit a stationary lorry, injuring 3 of them. Conveyed to the Wellinton Cottage hospital, Rushton died the same day of his injuries

jonheyworth
14th April 2022, 23:23
Ernest George Gasson 1230818 , and

Douglas Smoothy 1441078 , where both killed at RAF Holme on Spalding Moor when an ME110 dropped several AP Bombs on the main station site at 23:04 Hours. 10 other airmen and a NAAFI girl were also injured

jonheyworth
2nd September 2022, 16:38
Ernest Leslie Mess 633588 , attached to RAF Calshot, was killed at 06:00 Hours in a motorcycle accident near the station

jonheyworth
20th July 2023, 13:40
James Jordan 516919 | attached to Number 7 EFTS | died in the Berkshire Joint sanatorium at Rothenfield, Peppard Common, of pulmonary tuberculosis