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    Default 400528 - Unaccounted Airmen - 28-05-1940

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    400528 - Unaccounted Airmen - 28-05-1940

    From Henk's list -

    FRANCE
    GURNEY, Maurice Patrick - Sqn/Ldr - 73838 - RAFVR.
    Malo-Les-Bains Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.
    MURTON, Charles Victor - Cpl - 352515 - RAF.
    Dunkirk Town Cemetery, Nord, France.
    These two airmen were reportedly aboard the SS. Abukir.

    GERMANY
    CROSS, Edgar Hillman - P/O - 79088 - RAFVR.
    NEWMAN, Reginald William - P/O - 79092 - RAFVR.
    These two airmen rest at Sage War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, Germany.
    They were reportedly aboard the SS. Abukir.

    UK
    BARRICK, Cyril - AC1c - 936124 - RAFVR.
    North Kelsey Cemetery, Lincolnshire, UK.
    Cause of death ?

    BURTON, Jack Bryan - NA1 - D/JX.147764 - RN - HMS Rodney - 806 Sqn FAA, RN.
    Minster ( Thanet) Cemetery, Kent, UK.
    Skua - Serial ? - 806 Sqn FAA, RN.
    Reported to have died from bullet wounds (French Fighter's).

    The following airmen were all reportedly lost with the SS. Abukir.

    FAIRWEATHER, James McGregor ( South African ) - Wng/ Cdr - 07077 - RAF - DFC.
    GLENCROSS, Arthur Roger - Sqn/Ldr - 26230 - RAF - 37 Sqn.(Blenheim IV Z7793 - 37 Sqn).
    SANDERS, Roger Maurice - Sqn/Ldr - 75033 - RAFVR.
    BARRATT, Frederick Arthur - P/O - 79087 - RAFVR ( Wife was Belgian, his son perished with him. What of his wife ?
    HUMPHREYS, William Hartwell - F/O - 73242 - RAFVR.
    WOOLCOCK, Albert Henry - F/O - 73491 - RAFVR.
    SYMONDS, Humfrey Ewan ( Southern Rhodesia ) - F/Lt - 72952 - RAFVR.
    ZECH, George Louis Paul ( Belgian ) - F/Lt - 73495 - RAFVR.
    BURROWS, Albert - F/Sgt - 349996 - RAF.
    BARRATT, Edward Douglas - Sgt - 504903 - RAFVR.
    TULLY, Martin Leigh - Sgt - 504904 - RAF.
    WHITELAM, John Tom - Sgt - 509797 - RAF.
    KEYTE, Charles Thomas - Cpl - 531194 - RAF.
    ADAMS, Francis Victor - AC1c - 613953 - RAF.
    BELLINGHAM, Leslie Horace - AC1c - 618700 - RAF.
    DAVIES, I or Lewis - AC1c - 511153 - RAF.
    DICKSON, Robert William - AC1c - 537403 - RAF.
    GARDINER, Herbert Harold - AC1c - 548223 - RAF.
    HUTCHISON, John Balfour - AC1c - 632128 - RAF.
    CHURCHYARD, James - AC2c - 976350 - RAFVR.
    MACINTYRE, Alasdair Rhodes - AC2c - 967706 - RAFVR.
    TOWNEND, Henry - AC2c - 702908 - RAF.
    GLOVER, Albert - Lac - 351248 - RAF.
    HUMPHREYS, George Ellis - Lac - 636004 - RAF.
    RUSSELL, Jack Ronald - Lac - 550667 - RAF.
    WEBBER, Arthur Allan - Lac - 551636 - RAF.
    WHEELER, Arthur - Lac - 507360 - RAF.
    WHITEMAN, Albert Percy - Lac - 334948 - RAF.
    Details of their Units?

    Is it known who were being repatriated already wounded in action prior to the ship being torpedoed ?

    From CWGC -

    AUSTRALIA
    KEALY, Francis Alfred - AC1c - 5344 - RAAF.
    Cheltenham New General Cemetery, Victoria, Australia.
    Died in Hospital. Cause of death ?

    BELGIUM
    JONES, Dale Fred ( Canadian) - P/O(Pilot) - 42131 - RAF - 242 Sqn.
    Oostduinkerke Communal Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
    Hurricane I - N2651 - 242 Sqn.

    TWAMLEY, Arnold Edward Desmond - Sgt(Obs) - 580573 - RAF - 21 Sqn.
    De Panne Communal Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
    Blenheim IV - L8744 - 21 Sqn.

    WINNING, Edward George (Republic of Ireland) - F/Lt(Pilot) - 39204 - RAF - 213 Sqn.
    Cement House Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
    Hurricane I - P3354 - 213 Sqn.

    FRANCE
    CLAPHAM, William Roy - F/Lt(Pilot) - 25077 - RAF - 16 Sqn.
    BROWN, Roy Ernest - Sgt - 566296 - RAF - 16 Sqn.
    These two airmen rest at Longuenesse (St. Omer ) Souvenir Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France.
    They were crew of Lysander I - P1720 - 16 Sqn.

    WATSON, Peter Vincent - P/O(Pilot) - 41637 - RAF - 19 Sqn.
    Calais Canadian War Cemetery, Leubringhen, Pas-de-Calais, France.
    Spitfire 1a - N3237 - 19 Sqn.

    BROOKS, Leonard John - Sgt(Pilot) -742109 z RAFVR - 77 Sqn.
    BUTLER, Charles Herbert - Sgt(Obs) - 745989 - RAFVR - 77 Sqn.
    CHATFIELD, Kenneth Charles - Sgt(Wop) - 630838 - RAF - 77 Sqn.
    FRYER, Arthur - Sgt - 626227 - RAF - 77 Sqn.
    GEACH, Trevor James ( Cornwall) - F/O(Pilot) - 33311 - RAF - 77 Sqn.
    These five airmen rest at Campigneulles-Les-Grandes Churchyard, Pas-de-Calais, France.
    They were crew of Whitley V - N1432 - 77 Sqn.

    LANG, Geoffrey Edward - F/Sgt(Wop/Ag) - 523561 - RAF - DFM - 107 Sqn.
    Eperlecques Churchyard, Pas-de-Calais, and.
    Blenheim IV - L8777 - 107 Sqn.

    DAISLEY, Lionel Charles William - Sgt - 741278 - RAFVR - 264 Sqn.
    Wissant Communal Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France.
    Defiant I - L6953 - 264 Sqn.

    SCOTT, Horace - P/O(A/g) - 77368 - RAFVR - 264 Sqn.
    Longuenesse ( St. Omer ) Souvenir Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France.
    Defiant I - L6959 - 264 Sqn.

    GERMANY
    HATFIELD, Jack Elmer ( Canadian ) - P/O(A/g) - 40474 - RAF - 264 Sqn.
    Becklingen War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, Germany.
    Defiant I - N7007 - 264 Sqn.

    HILLMAN, Stanley Albert - Sgt(Pilot) - 565993 - RAF - 229 Sqn.
    Hurricane I - N2551 - 229 Sqn.
    REVILL, Harold - Sgt(A/g) - 747795 - RAFVR - 264 Sqn
    Defiant I - L6953 - 264 Sqn.
    These two airmen rest at Sage War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, Germany.

    NETHERLANDS
    RYLANDS, Peter Hepwert - S/Lt(A)(Obs) - HMS Glorious - RN.
    Breskens General Cemetery, Zealand, Netherlands.
    Swordfish I - K6009, "5B" - 825 Sqn, FAA, RN.

    UK
    FROST, Rupert Chatham - P/O(Pilot) - 42497 - RAF - 16 OTU.
    Upper Heyford Cemetery, Oxfordshire, UK.
    Hampden I - L4158 - 16 OTU.

    JENKINS, Jack Willis - Sgt(Pilot) - 742751 - RAFVR - 5 FTS.
    Cleethorpes Cemetery, Lincolnshire, UK.
    NORRIS, John Lumley - Lac(Pilot) - 808431 - RAF(AAF) - 5 FTS.
    Darlington Crematorium, Durham, UK.
    These two airmen were crew of Master I - N7445 - 5 FTS.

    IRWIN, Charles Albert - Sgt(Pilot) - 564214 - RAF - 19 Sqn.
    Spitfire Ia - P9305 - 19 Sqn.
    STONE, Laurence George Beauchamp - P/O(Pilot) - 43695 - RAF - 213 Sqn.
    Hurricane I - P2792 - 213 Sqn.
    WHITEHOUSE, Edward Hammond - F/Lt - 42035 - RAF - 264 Sqn.
    Defiant I - L6959 - 264 Sqn
    MACLEOD, Alexander - P/O(Pilot) -42013 z RAF - 264 Sqn.
    Defiant I - L7007 - 264 Sqn.
    The four airmen named above are all commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, UK.

    Alex

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    Default Re: 400528 - Unaccounted Airmen - 28-05-1940

    Hi Alex,

    BARRICK, Cyril - AC1c - 936124 - RAFVR.
    North Kelsey Cemetery, Lincolnshire, UK.
    Cause of death ?
    Barrick was killed in a motorcycle accident when trying to avoid collision with a woman on a bicycle, and crashed into the wall of Bracebridge Methodist church.

    Source: Lincolnshire Echo, various entries - 29 May 40, 30 May 40, 06 Jun 40

    Regards,

    Jeff

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    Default Re: 400528 - Unaccounted Airmen - 28-05-1940

    Alex,

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Smart View Post
    HATFIELD, Jack Elmer ( Canadian ) - P/O(A/g) - 40474 - RAF - 264 Sqn.
    Becklingen War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, Germany.
    Defiant I - N7007 - 264 Sqn.
    Serial was L7007

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Smart View Post
    IRWIN, Charles Albert - Sgt(Pilot) - 564214 - RAF - 19 Sqn.
    Spitfire Ia - P9305 - 19 Sqn.
    Irwin was shot down on 26 May 40, as confirmed in TNA: http://discovery.nationalarchives.go...ls/r/C14502310
    I'm not aware of him being captured and succumbing to his wounds later. Could this be another CWGC error?

    Andy

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