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    Default Identity of an Edward (W A) Collins Requested.

    Hello All,
    This one has got me chasing my own tail!!
    Our DB has 20 COLLINS’ – none of which look as if they might fit.
    WO416 gives us Edward [W A] Collins, [Royal Air Force], [Pilot Officer], [Royal Air Force], JX138584, Stalag XVIIID Maribor, 7629 (but D/JX 138584 is a Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist Edward William Arthur COLLINS, D/JX 138584!).
    FMP gives 652164 LAC Edward Collins (but he’s FEPOW!)
    FREEBMD gives Edward W A Collins b. Q4 1916 Devonport 5b 530 (that might fit? - but where does he go?)
    FWR gives any number of assorted Edward (x y) Collin’s.
    You assistance is respectfully requested!
    TIA
    Peter Davies
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    Default Re: Identity of an Edward (W A) Collins Requested.

    Peter

    Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist Edward William Arthur COLLINS, D/JX 138584 was on H.M.S. Courageous in September 1939 when it was lost, according to a family tree on ancestry.co.uk. Born December 6th 1916 at Devonport. It also records that he was a P.o.W. at Bad Radkersburg, Styria, Austria, in February 1943.

    Perhaps WO416 has mixed up P/O between Pilot Officer and Petty Officer? Just a thought...

    Regards

    Simon
    Researching R.A.F. personnel from the North East of England

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    Default Re: Identity of an Edward (W A) Collins Requested.

    Simon,
    VMT. I must have been particularly dull this morning!! Yr suggestion seems like the right answer! That WO416 data seems to have more errors than usual.
    Tks again.
    Peter
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