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Henk Welting
2nd April 2010, 15:59
What were the places of death registration for:

A - Not found Flight Global:
LAC Douglas HAVARD - 1231782 - 601 Sqn (Digby, Lincolnshire), and
AC2 Stanley W. JOSELAND - 1658785 - age 35.

B - Died on active service:
LAC Thomas P.R. HULLEY - 1411108, and
Cpl Redvers B.F. LORD - 1350164.

C - Looking for unit and possible cause of death of:
P/O (Airbomber) Adam J. STUART - 130332 - commemorated Panel 129 of the Runnymede Memorial.

D - Proposed aircraft losses:
Hurricane I - P2805 - 56 OTU - crashed on take-off Kinnell.
Wellington I.A - N2876 - CGS - crashed in forced landing Ongar Farm, Ongar Hill, Tarrington Marsh, 4 miles NE of King's Lynn/Norfolk (already as casualties on thia a/c: P/O E.J. MONK - RCAF J/18012 and F/Sgt E.J. DAVIS - 984441).

Regards and thanks for your help.

2nd April 2010, 16:11
Hi Henk

According to Chorley and Allison, E J Monk was killed on 17 Jun 1943 in Lancaster, ED840 of No 156 Sqn.


2nd April 2010, 17:32

Re: P/O Adam Joseph STUART - 130332.

No.502 Sqn.
Halifax II BB314 "B"

Took off 0655 St Eval on convoy escort. Attacked U-338 (Kptlt Manfred Kinzel) in Bay of Biscay. Shot down by the boat's flak.

49842 P/O (Pilot) Leslie John McCULLOCK RAF +
1091312 Sgt Leslie SHEPHERD RAFVR +
AUS411323 F/Sgt John Standish HENDERSON RAAF +
1002934 Sgt Harry HOPE RAFVR +
1108503 Sgt Stanley ELLAM RAFVR +
AUS5627 W/O Harold Cameron TAYLOR RAAF - Rescued by U-338 - POW. (L6/357/POW No.921).
Passenger: 130332 P/O Adam Joseph STUART RAFVR + ( Stuart, a navigator from 1(O)AFU, along for the ride).

All (other than Taylor), commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

Basic ref: U-Boat versus Aircraft/Franks & Zimmerman. pp.22-3.


2nd April 2010, 19:55
P2805 was, according the ORB, being piloted by P/O Boyer RCAF. He escaped without injury after accidentally retracting the u/c.

2nd April 2010, 20:03

LAC Thomas Peter Raymond Hulley 1411108 : Golspie, Sutherland, Scotland

Best wishes


Henk Welting
3rd April 2010, 15:05
Hi Henk

According to Chorley and Allison, E J Monk was killed on 17 Jun 1943 in Lancaster, ED840 of No 156 Sqn.


Correct Malcolm; MONK killed on ED840. I referred erroneously to N2876 where same MONK was injured in the accident.


Henk Welting
3rd April 2010, 15:15
Thanks to all of you who responded to this thread.
Col: BB314 was in my files, however without STUART.

Henk Welting
23rd May 2011, 18:07
Looking for the cause of death of Sgt Oscar M. STOHR - 776165 (fm North Rhodesia), serving with 260 Squadron, killed 22-3-1943 and his name commemorated Column 272 of the Alamein Memorial. 260 Sqn at that time operating Kittyhawks. For this date (22-3-1943) only have the loss of a Mk.III, serial FR256, engine cut on air test and spun into ground at Nefatia Main, Libya. If on this aircraft than his grave must have been lost. It could be that he was flying Mk.I serial ET855 where Air Britain mentions this aircraft was lost "21"-3-1943 on an escort mission to Mareth.
Regards and thanks for your help.

1st March 2018, 14:52

LAC Douglas HAVARD - 1231782 - registered Ashford, Kent.

AC2 Stanley W. JOSELAND - 1658785 - the Birmingham Daily Post of March 24th 1943 carried he following announcement:

JOSELAND - at a Royal Air Force Station Hospital, on 22nd inst., Stanley Walter Joseland.

His death was registered at Hereford.

LAC Thomas P.R. HULLEY - 1411108 - the Statutory Deaths Register on the Scotland's People website records that he died at 5.00 p.m. at the Lawson Memorial Hospital, Golspie, due to a fractured pelvis and ruptured bladder, the result of a road accident.

Cpl Redvers Buller Francis LORD - 1350164 - no sign of him at all in any deaths register. I did find his birth, registered Dec 1920, Falmouth. There is a Francis Lord, aged 22, registered Tynemouth...?

Sgt Oscar M. STOHR - 776165 - the Andrews Newspaper Index on ancestry.co.uk has the following clipping:

STOHR - On March 22, 1943, at Nefatia Main, Tunisia, Oscar Michael Stohr, Sergt. pilot, R.A.F., the beloved son of Dr. F. O. and Mrs. Stohr, Victoria House, Rondesbosch, S. Africa, aged 21 years.

The preview of the 260 Sqn ORB on the NA website contains some details of his death while on an air test, which links him to FR256.



29th January 2023, 20:52
Stanley Walter Joseland 1658784 , attached to RAF Hereford, was admitted dangerously ill to the station hospital on 10 March, suffering with jaundice. He died of cattarhal jaundice and epidermal orchitis

14th June 2023, 20:44
Douglas Harvard 1231782 | was taken seriously ill on 8 June 1942 and evacuated to the U.K. by hospital ship on 2 June 1942. He was admitted to the Grosvenor Sanatorium, Ashford, Kent, of pulmonary tuberculosis

21st July 2023, 21:03
Redvers Bullers Francis Lord 1350164 | Attached to RAF Whitley Bay | was admitted dangerously ill to the Preston Road EMS hospital, North Shields on 11 March, where he died at 13:45 Hours of pleurisy with effusion