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    What were the death registration places for:

    LAC Frank W. BARBERY - 851435;
    LAC (Obs u/t) Vincent COLLINS - 1182779;
    LAC (Pilot u/t) Henry G. COOK - 1176417;
    Sgt (Pilot) John A.S. COPE - 1154317 - 10 Sqn (Leeming, Yorkshire);
    LAC David J. DAVIES - 982926 - 253 Sqn (Skeabrae, Orkneys);
    LAC (Obs) John J. DUHAMEL - 1181576;
    AC2 (Wop/Ag u/t) William VICKERS - 1021729, and
    Sgt (Pilot) Edward WELLER - 1255021.

    Proposed aircraft serials lost this day:

    Anson I - N9735 - 11 AONS - flew into ground at night near Manor Farm, Lew, Oxfordshire.
    Lysander II - R2027 - 11 Gp AACF - overshot landing at Croydon.
    Master I - N7704 - 8 FTS - broke up in air near Scotston.
    Spitfire I - X4934 - 53 OTU - crashed on landing Heston.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
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    Hi Henk
    Collins,33,Duhamel,20, and Vickers,29 are all registered at Witney Oxfordshire and it is the right area for Anson N 9735
    Barbery ,50, registered at Warwick
    Cook,46, registered at Wallingford,at the time it was in Berkshire
    Weller,29, registered at Saffron Walden,Essex
    Cope and Davis did not come up
    Regards
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    Death of LAC David John DAVIES, age 25, is registered at Kirkwall military hospital. Cause of death given as shock following accidental gunshot wound to thigh on 5th June.

    COPE's death is not registered in Scotland.

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    David

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    Hi Henk
    I've found a John A S Cope ,20,(as on CWGC) registered at Wetherby,W Yorkshire but in the 3rd Qtr of 1941. I think we've had something similar before where, whatever brought about the death required a Coroner's Inquest, and this took some weeks and delayed the registration. There is nothing in Chorley to suggest an operational loss so it might be an accident or illness. Cope is buried at Leeming, close to his base.
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    Thanks Dick and David for your support; much appreciated. Enjoy the coming weekend.
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    Henk, from Times Roll of Honour with publication dates:

    LAC V. Collins KOAS 24 July 1941
    LAC H.G. Cook KOAS 24 July 1941
    Sgt. J.A.S. Cope DOAS 2 July 1941
    LAC D.J. Davies DOAS 2 July 1941
    LAC J.J. Duhamel KOAS 2 July 1941
    AC2 W. Vickers KOAS 24 July 1941
    Sgt. E. Weller Died of Wounds or Injuries Recieved on Active Service 2 July 1941.

    Could not find Barbery or variations of that name???

    Regards, Ken

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    Thanks Ken, will amend my files.
    Regards,
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    Hello

    LAC Frank W. BARBERY - 851435 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at Hatton Mental Hospital, Hatton, Warks.

    LAC (Obs u/t) Vincent COLLINS
    LAC (Obs) John J. DUHAMEL - 1181576
    AC2 (Wop/Ag u/t) William VICKERS - 1021729,

    The respective Graves Registration Report Forms record all these airmen as being with 11 A.O.N.S.

    LAC (Pilot u/t) Henry G. COOK - 1176417 - the Graves Registration Report Forms records him with 8 F.T.S.

    Sgt (Pilot) John A.S. COPE - 1154317 - the Yorkshire Ppst of June 10th 1941 reported the following:

    Killed on Harewood Bank
    An inquest was opened at Wetherby yeterday and adjourned until June 23 on the body of Sergt. Pilot John Anthony Cope, of Little Orchard, Hermitage, Berks. On Saturday night Cope was motoring down Harewood Bank when he got into difficulties. The car overturned, and he was killed instantly.


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    Simon

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

    Walter James George Chalcroft R 59826 , died of a heart attack at 05:00 hours at home at 119 Perth avenue , West Kildonan, Winnipeg

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

    John Hydes 1140540 , attached to 363 MU , died in Number 47 British General hospital of acute yellow atrophy of the liver

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