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    Default Unaccounted airman - 24-9-1941

    What was the place of death registration for AC2 James C. TUNSTALL - 972660, who died on active service.

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    James C Tunstall, age 19, registered in Oxford in Q4. (There is a James Tunstall registered in Q3 in Leeds but his age - 56 - probably rules him out).

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    Thanks David for this and all other worthwhile info provived in the past. Much appreciated.
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    Hello

    AC2 James C. TUNSTALL - 972660 - the Dundee Evening Telegraph of September 30th 1941 reported the following:

    QUERY ABOUT SERGEANT'S REVOLVER
    Aircraftman Accidentally Shot
    Whether a sergeant was entitled to have a revolver which was not issued by the authorities was a question raised at an Aoxford inquest today.
    The Coroner (Mr. H. F. Galpin) recorded a verdict that Aircraftman James Clifford Tunstall (18) died from a gunshot wound, accidentally inflicted by Sergeant A. Ivey, R.A.F.
    Flying Officer Craig said that firearms were not issued to any of the R.A.F. detachment. Sergt. Duffett, Royal Berkshire Regiment, who owned the revolver came under the Army Command.
    It was stated that Sergt. Duffett, hearing a pheasant in the wood, thought he would like a shot at it, and asked Sergt. Ivey to fetch the revolver. Sergt. Ivey went to the hut and found a lecture in progress. He took the revolver out of the box, and as he was turning round to come away he pulled the hammer and the revolver went off, the bullet hitting Tunstall. He did not know the weapon was loaded.


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

    Ian McBride 926515 , became seriously ill on 21st September and was admitted to Number 3 general hospital where he died of dystentry and bacilliary exudate

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