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Henk Welting
8th May 2010, 17:28
What were the places of death registration for:

A - Not found in Flight Global:
LAC Raymond GUMLEY - 926961.

B - Died on active service:
AC1 Fred HUGHES - 1526737;
LAC Leslie J. JARVIS - 959219, and
Sgt (Pilot) Eric SUNDERLAND - 1438862.

C - Proposed aircraft losses:
Defiant I - V1176 - 2 AGS - crashed in forced landing Kinloss.
Auster III - MZ222 - 656 (AOP) Sqn - crashed in forced landing Bards Hall, 2 miles W of Great Waltham, Chelmsford, Essex.

Regards and thanks for your help.

8th May 2010, 17:39
V1176 was none fatal, the pilot being recorded as 1343937 Sgt R.D. King, and the trainee air gunner as L.A.C. G.W.F. Duckett.

Duckett is recorded by CWGC as Sergeant George William Francis Duckett, 1817929, killed 17/08/43.

8th May 2010, 18:22
Hi Henk
Hughes,21, registered at Uxbridge,Middlesex, he has the service no on CWGC that you have given. In the same qtr is another Fred Hughes, LAC(Pilot u/t) who died on 12/4/43 age 31,registered at Sleaford and E Kesteven,Lincolnshire
Jarvis,26, registered at Bath, Somerset
Sunderland,22, registered at Leeds, W Yorkshire

Henk Welting
8th May 2010, 18:28
Thanks Al.
Duckett was killed on 138 Sqn Halifax JD179.

Henk Welting
8th May 2010, 18:35
Thanks Dick for info on death registrations. Fred HUGHES (Pilot u/t) was killed on RAFC Oxford AB766, crashed Cranwell South.

13th May 2010, 13:18
There is a 27 year old Raymond Gumeey on the index for Cambridge district. Spelling error on the index it seems, theres a birth index for a Raymond Gumley in 1916.

By the way henk, I've finally managed to upload the first half of 1944 from teh Flight magazines, service aviation pages!!

Henk Welting
14th May 2010, 11:19
Thanks Dennis. Where can I find the site for 1944-I ?

14th May 2010, 12:16
Same place as before!

Also added them to the old thread I created.


None of the men I found yesterday were as far forward as the 1944 magazine I think. I reviewed all of April 1943 yesterday. I start a new job on Monday so will not have the time to do things as I did last year.

Henk Welting
25th May 2010, 15:26
Thanks Dennis. Just back from short trip into Germany, sorry for the belated answer. Good luck with the new job; do hope you'll find some leisure time during this year to scan the remaining pages for 1944.
Best regards,

15th September 2019, 18:30
Further question on Gumley

19th October 2021, 19:00
John Anthony Hughes-Rees 113942 , was admitted to Number 6 General hospital with a 2 day history of headaches , general malaise and slight weakness in the legs . On the day after admission he woke to find he could not move his limbs except for a faint movement of his fingers . His diaphragm rapidly ceased to function and he was placed in a respirator , being comfortable for 36 hours but died suddenly whilst talking of acute anterior poliomyelitis

10th June 2022, 21:36
Fred Hughes 1526737 , attached to 182 Squadron , was admitted to RAF Station Hospital, Uxbridge on 28 February and became dangerously ill on 5 April . He died at 21:20 Hours following a radical maistodectomy for a extra dural abscess with his parents at his bedside

24th November 2022, 17:23
Melville Francis Fortune 620140 , attached to 320 MU, was admitted dangerously ill to Number 1 British General hospital on 30 April, where he died of encephalitis

23rd March 2023, 16:23
Leslie Jack Jarvis 959219 | attached to Number 218 MU | as a Fitter 2A, was admitted dangerously ill to St.Martinís hospital, Bath on 19 April where he died of pneumonia

Don Clark
28th April 2023, 21:31
926961 LAC Raymond Gumley Apr 1943 death is recorded as follows
"He had been medically discharged when he died from natural causes in Papworth Hospital, Cambridge. He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery."
Source: Air Of Authority (www.rafweb.org) members area casualty lists 1943