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Henk Welting
10th April 2010, 17:17
What were the places of death registration for:

A - Died on active service:
LAC Bertram L. BAYLISS - 1149690 - 248 Sqn (Predannack, Cornwall);
Sgt Horace BLACKBURN - 1351870;
AC2 Ernest FEARNLEY - 1647356 - age 36;
AC2 Oswald FRANKS - 1668333;
AC2 George N. (In Flight no middle 'N') LITTLE - 169902, and
AC2 Roland S. STEWART - 1568949.

B - Not found in Flight Global:
W/O Hubert J.W. HUCKSTEP - 517324 (death date also may have been 31-3-1943), and
AC2 Willie MARSHALL - 1498366.

C - Proposed aircraft losses:
Magister I - T9387 - ATA TU - crashed on landing Ratcliffe.
Beaufighter VI - JL542 - 304 FTU - crashed on landing Port Ellen.
Master III - DL686 - 5 (P)AFU - crashed in forced landing Hopton Farm, Hodnet, Shropshire.
Spitfire IV - AB313 - RAE - flew into ground Benson.

Regards and thanks for your help.

10th April 2010, 17:22
Hi Henk

S/L R V Whitehead DFC

During low circuit after take off a severe down current caused a wing to drop, colliding with a hut and crash at No.542 Sqn dispersal at 15:50 hrs killing F/L B J McMaster DFC and LAC T Bedford.


Henk Welting
10th April 2010, 17:39
Thanks Ross; found him. Experimental flight from Farnborough !

10th April 2010, 19:50
Hi Henk
Bayliss,38, registered at Kerrier, Cornwall(2nd Qtr '43)
Blackburn,22, regiatered at Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Franks,20, registered at Trowbridge, Wiltshire(2nd Qtr '43)George N Little,40, registered at Blackpool,Lancashire(2nd Qtr '43), but be careful as I also found a George Little(no N),42, in 1st Qtr registered at Hereford
Stewart,20, registered at Hereford
Huckstep,30, registered at Bodmin, Cornwall(2nd Qtr '43)
Marshall,22, registered at Rotherham, W Yorkshire

Henk Welting
11th April 2010, 13:15
Thanks Dick for info on death registrations. 1st Quarter 1943 almost finished !

Martyn A Critchlow
26th October 2016, 09:45
Sgt Horace BLACKBURN - 1351870 - burial records show that he died at Princess Reaney Hospital and also refers to Halton Camps Aylesbury.


26th October 2016, 10:02
Hi Martyn

I can't find any reference to a Princess Reaney Hospital, Halton is Princess Mary's


2nd March 2018, 11:58

AC2 George Nelson LITTLE - 1699082 - the Burnely Express of April 3rd 1943 reported the following:

Padiham Aircraftman's Tragic Death
The body of Aircraftman George Nelson Little, of 18, Cemetery Road, Padiham, was on Tuesday washed up by the sea at Blackpool. At the inquest at Blackpool on Thursday, a verdict of "Found drowned" was returned, the Coroner remarking that deceased's mind appeared to have disturbed.
Aged 40, A.C. Little was well-known in Padiham, and for many years he had been employed as a grocery assistant at Messrs. Brennands. He was one of the first to volunteer for Civil Defence and became a warden. He should have appeared before a medical board on the morning of the tragedy.
The funeral took place at padiham Cemetery yesterday.



8th April 2022, 22:03
Joseph Francombe Parkin 1083690 , attached to Number 40 WOU , was accidently shot on duty at Barisal, when a Bren gun was inadvertently fired, whilst being cleaned

24th June 2022, 18:22
Roland Stanley Stewart 1558949 , attached to Number 3 Wing of Number 4 Radio School at RAF Madley, was admitted dangerously ill to RAF Hospital Hereford on 29 March, where he died the following day of pyogenic meningitis due to streptococcus mucocus

3rd August 2022, 15:37
Horace Blackburn 1351870 , attached to RAF White Waltham, was admitted seriously ill to RAF Hospital Halton on 22 March, becoming dangerously ill on 29 March and dying at 15:15 Hours of uraemia

12th August 2022, 22:08
Hubert John William Huckstep 517324 , attached to SHQ at RAF St. Eval, was found dead in his bunk at 00:30 Hours of a self inflicted gun shot wound to the chest

7th September 2022, 17:35
Habib Hanna 3829 , attached to Number 3 Mosul Battalion , died of typhoid fever having been taken ill on 23 March

18th April 2023, 19:28
Ernest Fearnley 1647356 | attached to RAF Uxbridge | was admitted dangerously ill to the station hospital on 29 March dying of haematemesis

18th April 2023, 19:51
Willie Marshall 1498366 | was admitted to the Princess Royal hospital, Swansea on 11 August 1942 and was discharged from the RAF dying of pleural effusion

18th April 2023, 22:33
Bertram Leonard Bayliss 1149690 | died in the station armoury of a self inflicted rifle shot to the head

27th May 2023, 09:40
Oswald Franks 1668333| attached to Number 1 Wing at RAF Melksham | was dangerously injured at 16:00 Hours on 29 March when the undercarriage leg of an aircraft collapsed. Admitted to RAF Station hospital Melksham, he died the following day of multiple injuries