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Henk Welting
2nd March 2010, 16:58
What were the places of death registration for:

AC2 Brian T. BALLINGER - 1656807;
ACW2 Margaret BOOTH - 2079016 - 935 (Balloon) Sqn (Filton, Glos.);
LAC James G. CLELLAND - 1555494 - age 37 - 2734 Sqn RAF Regt, and
AC2 Llewellyn J.S. DELVES - 1605554,
all died on active service.

Regards and thanks,

2nd March 2010, 17:53
Ballinger.........Richmond, Surrey.
Clelland...Surrey SE.
Delves....Southwark, London.
Nothing on Booth yet.

Another air attack this day, Sandhurst Road School hit killing many children.

3rd March 2010, 00:29
there is a 20 year old Margaret Booth registered dead in the Thornbury district, Gloucestershire but its a 2nd Quarter registration which is quite a bit on in the year, even if there was some delay in the registration.

Henk Welting
3rd March 2010, 10:09
Thanks friends fotr info on death registrations. Was killed in air raid on civil location DOAS and killed in air raid military location KOAS ?

Henk Welting
21st April 2010, 15:51
Beaufighter VI.F X8165 of 227 Sqn based at Ta'Qali, Malta, lost this day on an intruder mission near Gabes, Tunisia. Buried in the Sfax War Cem. is F/O (Pilot) George H. STEAD - 123306 (listed by CWGC as 272 Sqn - both sqns were at that time based at Ta'Qali). It is possible that F/O Stead was attached to 227 Sqn or X8165 on loan to 272 Sqn.
Looking for name and fate of the navigator.
Regards and thanks for your help.

21st April 2010, 16:07

Tuesday, 19 January, 1943.

Northern Front.

Five Beaufighters of 272 Squadron flew a night mission from Malta to attack MT on the Sfax to Gabes road, and again one aircraft was lost, that flown by P/O G.H.Stead/Sgt G.H.Woolford* failing to return.

* Note same initials, possible error here.

See: Fighters Over Tunisia/Shores,Ring & Hess. p.161


6th February 2018, 17:05

AC2 Brian T. BALLINGER - 1656807 - Richmond in North Yorkshire, not Richmond, Surrey. The Gloucester Citizen of January 21st 1943 carried the following announcement:

BALLINGER - January 20th, at Catterick Military Hospital, suddenly from meningitis, Brian T. Ballinger, R.A.F., aged 21, dearly beloved husband of Jacqueline, dear daddy of baby Susan, and youngest son of the late A. E. Ballinger and Mrs. Ballinger, of Pitchcombe.

ACW2 Margaret BOOTH - 2079016 - the Western Daily Press of March 6th 1943 reported the following:

Soldier Bound Over at Gloucester
Charged with the manslaughter of a W.A.A.F. by shooting her with a rifle, Georgies Loez Perdicou (25), A.A. gunner, was at Gloucester Assize yesterday, bound over for a year and discharged.
Mr. Field, prosecuting, said Perdicou went to have a chat with a friend, who was acting as sentry at the entry to a site.
Some W.A.A.F.s who had been visiting a nearby hut approached the sentry box. Perdicou picked up the sentry's rifle, and pointed it at one of the W.A.A.F.s, named Maragret Booth.
The rifle went off, and Miss Booth was shot and killed. Mr. Justice Charles said Perdicou had doen a very silly and stupid thing. There was so much of a pure accident about the matter that he thought he would do justice by not sending Perdicou to prison.



17th May 2021, 18:03
William George Dodds 576817 , suffered a fractured spine in a road accident at 03:30 hours on 17th January, dying in RAF Hospital Takoradi on 20th January

3rd June 2021, 17:59
William George Dodds 576817 , attached to 116 MU, died at 03:30 hours in RAF station hospital Takoradi of a fractured spine sustained in an MT accident on 17 January

11th January 2022, 19:02
James Gowans Clelland 1555494 , died in SSQ at RAF Redhill of coronary atheroma

13th January 2022, 11:43
Thomas Walsh Pearson 85499 , was killed in a MT accident , F/O Heseltine was injured and admitted to the British military hospital, Lahore

21st February 2022, 18:54
Llewellyn James Samuel Delves 16055544, was taken seriously ill on 14 January and was admitted to Guys Hospital, London, where he died of acute frontal sinisitus at 03:00 Hours with his mother , of Cold Harbour, Chipping Norton, at his bedside