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    460119 - Unaccounted Airmen - 19-01-1946

    From Henk's List -

    CANADA
    DUCKLOW, Vernon Rupert - Sgt - R/122084 - RCAF - Vancouver ( Mountain View ) Cemetery, British Columbia, Canada.
    LEVY, Daniel - LAC - R/262137 - RCAF - Toronto ( Amalgamated Dawes Road) Cemetery, Ontario, Canada.
    NORRIS, James Leonard - F/O - J.94193 - RCAF - Chilliwack ( Royal Canadian Legion ) Cemetery, British Columbia, Canada.
    WATT, Robert Huycke - F/O(Pilot) - J.18309 - RCAF - D.F.C - Winnipeg ( Ellwood ) Cemetery, Manitoba, Canada.
    WOOD, William Joseph - F/Lt - J.85075 - RCAF - D.F.C - Winnipeg ( St. James ) Cemetery, Manitoba, Canada - [ Name spelt as WOODS on the memorial plaque at the crash site ? Also if I have it right he received his DFC while with 102 Sqdn in September 1944 ? ].
    The five airmen listed above were in Dakota III - FL636( 42-92280 ) - [ 6 OTU(ex 32 OTU) ?] - RCAF.

    EGYPT
    ERASMUS, J. L. A - Air Mechanic - 336288V - SAAF - Heliopolis War Cemetery, Egypt.
    FOUNTAIN, Louis Stanley - LAC - 1499428 - RAFVR - Heliopolis War Cemetery, Egypt.

    UK
    GRUNDY, Ronald John - LAC - 130816 - RAFVR - Allestree ( St. Edmund ) Churchyard, Derbyshire.
    JONES, Vernon Lloyd - AC2c - 3026577 - RAFVR - Bedwas Hephzibah Baptist Chapelyard, Monmouthshire.
    MARTIN John - LAC - 992639 - RAFVR - Kilmarnock Cemetery, Ayrshire.
    WHITTLE, John Francis Colthup - F/Sgt(A/G) - 1394221 - RAFVR - St. Mary Cray Cemetery, Kent.

    From CWGC & Geoff's Sites -

    CANADA
    LOWE, Richard Brockwell - LAC - R/254807 - RCAF - Ottawa ( Pinecrest ) Cemetery, Ontario, Canada.
    SEALEY, William James - F/Lt - J.29860 - RCAF - Vancouver ( Mountain View ) Cemetery, British Columbia, Canada.
    The two airmen listed above were also in Dakota - FL636 - RCAF.

    UK
    WATTLEWORTH, Philip Hunter - F/O( Flg/Instr) - 187290 - RAFVR - Pyrford ( St. Nicholas ) Churchyard, Surrey - [ Harvard III - FX228 - 19 FTS - 18-01-1946 ].

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    Hi

    EGYPT
    FOUNTAIN, Louis Stanley - LAC - 1345 Anti-Malarial Flt.

    UK
    GRUNDY, Ronald John - LAC - not Eng/Wales?.
    JONES, Vernon Lloyd - AC2 - registered in Oxford.
    MARTIN John - LAC - not Eng/Wales?.
    WHITTLE, John Francis Colthup - F/Sgt(A/G) - registered in Westminster.

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    Alex/Malcolm

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    GRUNDY, Ronald John - LAC - 130816 - the National Probate Calendar has the following:

    GRUNDY, John Ronald, of 34 Cornhill, Allestree, Derbyshire, died 19 January 1946 on war service.

    John R. Grundy is on FreeBMD, his death being registered at Derby.

    MARTIN John - LAC - 992639 - he is on the Scotland's People Statutory Deaths Register, but the scan is pretty unintelligible! I can make out he died at The Infirmary, Kilmarnock, but that's about it.

    WHITTLE, John Francis Colthup - F/Sgt(A/G) - 1394221 - the National Probate Calendar states that he died at Charing Cross Hospital, London.

    WATTLEWORTH, Philip Hunter - F/O (Flg/Instr) - 187290 - the National Probate Calendar states that he died at R.A.F. Hospital, South Rauceby, Lincolnshire

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    A quick update

    MARTIN John - LAC - 992639 - the kind folks at Scotland's People have sent over a re-scan, and he died at 1.50 p.m. at The Infirmary, the result of a Thoracic Neoplasm. His occupation is listed as 'Boot and Shoe Operative (Leading Aircraftman, Royal Air Force)'.

    Curiously the next entry but one, on the same page, died one day later, at the same place and of the same cause, and was a Boot and Shoe maker...

    Regards

    Simon

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Vernon Lloyd Jones 3026577, was dangerously injured on 17 January in an on duty road accident 1/4 miles west of Rowstock Corner, Wantage road near West Hendred Berks. Admitted to the Radcliffe infirmary, he died of his injuries with his family at his bedside
    Last edited by malcolm_raf; 25th June 2021 at 19:30. Reason: s/n amended

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Louis Stanley Fountain 1499428 died of mastoditis

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Ronald John ( JOHN RONALD in his records) Grundy 1306815 | attached to Number 1 PHU | died in Derby Royal Infirmary of renal carcinoma

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    John Colthup ( COLTHRUP in his records ) Whittle 1394221 | Attached to 22 SFTS | was dangerously injured when he fell between the train and the platform at Charing Cross station at 22:15 Hours on 18 January . Admitted to Charing Cross hospital, he died of his injuries at 02:07 Hours

    Whittle is a CLASSIC example of why mere " died at X hospital " devalues this database in my opinion. Whittle is already " accounted " on the database, and whilst useful as the hospital location of death is, it is simply not an accounting in my mind, as they could have died of a multitude of causes, whereas the current implication is a natural death
    Last edited by jonheyworth; 1st July 2023 at 11:27.

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