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Henk Welting
29th May 2010, 14:01
What were the places of death registration for:

A - Died on active service:
LAC (Flight: AC2) Robert G. BROOKS - 1803601;
LAC Peter A.G. COOK - 1178655 - age 26, and
Cpl Raymond F. HAMILTON - 1067076.

B - Killed on active service:
Sgt (Pilot) Eric J. BUCKLAND - 1539388, and
Sgt (Pilot) John P.J. (Flight: Initials J.J.P.) STALLARD - 1319594.

C - Not found in Flight Global:
S/Ldr Nigel R.W. SEELEY - 90150 - buried Brook (St.Mary) Churchyard, Brighstone, Isle of White.

D - Looking for unit and possible cause of death of Sgt Hugh M. CURTIS - 509295, whose name is commemorated on Panel 289 of the Runnymede Memorial. (289 is a very high panel number for this period of the war and may his grave have been lost for one or other reason).

E - Looking for the GRO-listing of AC1 William J. McMULLAN - 1098448 - from N.Ireland - name not found in Flight Global - buried Fayid War Cem., Egypt.

F - Proposed aircraft loss:
Master II - AZ314 - 2 FIS - flew into ground North Dun, near Montrose.

Regards and thanks for your help.

29th May 2010, 15:02
Buckland & Stallard were the two casualties from AZ314.

May 10th 1943, 1539388 Sgt Buckland E.J. and 1319594 Sgt Stallard J.J.P. killed in flying accident to Master II AZ314.

29th May 2010, 15:24
Hi Henk

Brooks - Newton Abbott, Devon
Cook - Blackpool, Lancashire
Hamilton - Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
Seeley - Watford, Hertfordshire

McMullin - 188 MU


29th May 2010, 17:52

AlClark is correct re Sgt (Pilot) Eric Joseph BUCKLAND - 1539388 aged 21 and Sgt (Pilot) John Peter James STALLARD - 1319594 aged 20. Both deaths registered at Dun, County of Angus, Scotland. Both were based at RAF Montrose.


29th May 2010, 18:30

Your S/Ldr Nigel R. W. SEELEY, is actually; S/Ldr Nigel Richard William SEELY. Burial location is, Isle of Wight, not Isle of White.

SEELY._ On May 10, 1943 SQUADRON LEADER NIGEL RICHARD WILLIAM SEELY, adored husband of Isabella and third surviving son of the late Sir Charles Seely. Bt., aged 40

See; The Times. Wednesday, May 12, 1943. p.1

Malcolm, does your, Seeley, Watford, Hertfordshire, still apply?

Seely is mentioned as killed in action in several places, one being:


They give no details.


29th May 2010, 18:45
Hi Henk and Col

Seeley should have read Seely and it is indeed Nigel Richard William, registered in Watford

I've also only just noticed Curtis in te original request. He was registered in Chelsea, London so perhaps his body wasn't found hence why he's on Runnymede.


Henk Welting
30th May 2010, 14:29
Thanks all for your much appreciated help.

8th April 2018, 15:12

LAC (Flight: AC2) Robert G. BROOKS - 1803601 - the Sussex Agricultural Express of May 14th 1943 reported the following:

Died on Service - Many in Cooksbridge will read with sorrow of the death in hospital of Mr. Robert Gordon Brooks, of Wellington Cottages. Mr. Brooks, who was 20 years of age, joined the Royal Air Force eight months ago. He was enthusiastic about flying and was training as a pilot when he came home on leave last December. Immediately following this leave he was taken ill with rheumatic fever, from which he died this week at Newton Abbot Hospital.



11th January 2021, 10:36
CORRECTION to Hugh Maurice Curtis 509295 he died post medical discharge as an air force pensioner at st Luke's hospital, Chelsea, of pulmonary tuberculosis. I suspect his burial is in wolverhampton

13th March 2021, 17:20
Constantine Pericles Dracoulis 104839, a graduate of Radley College, died of head Injuries sustained in a parachute drop over Greece whilst engaged on a special operation

6th August 2021, 19:54
William James McMullan 1098448 , attached to RACC 9 BAD, died at 09:05 hours of typhus

11th October 2022, 23:42
Francis John Howard Marshall 550078 ,attached to AHQ India, died of pulmonary tuberculosis

14th November 2022, 20:33
Nigel Richard William Seely 90159 , attached to RAF Hornchurch but on detachment to to HQ 11 Group, died at Heathbourne Lodge, Bushey Heath, Watford, of a self inflicted gun shot wound