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Henk Welting
23rd June 2010, 12:32
What were the places of death registration for:
LAC William H. JAMES - 1195564;
Cpl James K.N. MUNRO - 874674 - age 43, and
Sgt Charles H. ROBERTS - 1554646,
who all died on active service.

Also looking for info death (and death registration) of Gunner Jack GRIFFITHS - 1152205 - age 29 - Royal Artillery attd 652 AOP Sqn (Methven, Perthshire). Can't find the loss of an Auster aircraft on/around this date.

Regards and thanks for your help.

23rd June 2010, 13:36

Griffiths' death registered at Carlisle, Cumberland.



23rd June 2010, 14:52
LAC William H. JAMES - 1195564; there are six listed in EngWal index, all are high ages except for age 36 in Newwark district, Notts. He is buried of course in Newark upon trent.

Cpl James K.N. MUNRO - 874674 - age 43, Northumberland South district.

Sgt Charles H. ROBERTS - 1554646, all the names in EngWals are too old compared to CWGC, I don;t seem to see him in Scotland either tho. Douglas might be able to find him better as he has credits in the system.

Henk Welting
23rd June 2010, 16:27
Thanks Dave & Dennis for info on death registrations.

23rd June 2010, 16:55

There is no evidence of Sgt Charles Holt ROBERTS - 1554646 age 27 in the Scottish Statutory records. He was cremated at Edinburgh Warriston Crematorium.


Henk Welting
24th June 2010, 11:17
Thanks Douglas for confirmation ROBERTS.

20th May 2017, 09:51

Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Service No: 1195564
Date of Death: 24/05/1943
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Grave Reference: Sec. G. Grave 312.
Accidently fell infront of a lorry and was run over on the Fosse Road Winthorpe , stationed at RAF Winthorpe. Cause of death fractured skull.

2nd March 2021, 17:57
UPGRADE to Ian George Coupe 550104, he died of tuberculosis

10th November 2021, 10:45
Joseph Alcide Rolland Pellerin R 81691 , died of heart faliure secondary to acute indigestion

7th January 2022, 18:42
Charles Holt Roberts 1554646 , attached to 5 Air Observers School , was admitted dangerously ill to Douglas Military Hospital on 14 May where he died of complication from appendicitis

2nd December 2022, 22:58
Apologies if I'm posting this in the wrong place but I can't find any reference on the Forum to a 1158526 LAC Albert Edward Bland who died on 24-5-1943 age 27 and is buried in Ling's Lynn. From his death certificate he died at 11 Littleport Terrace King's Lynn of Sarcoma of Lung, Primary focus Right Foot. I believe this is a form of lung cancer which can spread through the body and be manifest in the hands or feet.

3rd December 2022, 09:45
Medically discharged by the look of it, the very hardest to find. Thanks

20th December 2022, 16:13
James Kinloch Ness Munro 874674 , attached to Number 15 Balloon Centre, died at RAF Long Benton of heart faliure due to the formation of a clot in a heart vessel

This Information was obtained from the purchase of a GRO death certificate by myself as there was no cause in his records, nor in the ORB for his unit or the station