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    Default Re: 98.5 percent Achieved. Where do we go from here ?

    Hi

    "KUBIAK P/783635 Only listed as Died at North Weald ( there is no entry in the North Weald ORB )"

    He was with 56 Sqn and died from natural causes, but what these are is not known.

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    "GORSKI P/2452 Only listed as Died in a London Hospital"

    He died in the Royal Masonic Hospital Hammersmith, from cardiac failure secondary to aortic incompetence.

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    Further to the Australian RAAF/WAAF records at #3, and following my #5 and #16
    Results of today's visit, personnel in order OP at #3

    AC1 James John Whaley 151106 15/05/47
    Discharged 17 Sep 45: Medically unfit for further service

    AC2 Geoffrey Herbert Davis 89474 09/10/47
    Access assessment pending

    F/O Colin Douglas Kerr 132448 10/10/47
    Appt terminated on demob
    No further details

    W/O Brian Douglas Liston 418439 02/11/47
    Discharged Feb46 on demob
    Death attributable to war service

    ACW4 Dorothy Francis Davies 100629 26/11/47
    Discharged on compassionate grounds 13 Oct 44
    Death attributable to war service

    LAC Fleming Ronald Hunt 128743 27/11/47
    File not currently available due digitising project, request again

    Cpl Jack Walters 64407 27/12/47
    As noted previously at #5 above

    Notes:
    A13859 These medical files were simple dental records, except for WAAF Davies, where 4 folios were redacted, sealed in the usual envelope in the orig file.
    A8231 Graves Reg Cards are of no help with these deaths in Aus after repat and demob. Could assist deaths on active service: "killed in action" noted eg.
    A9301 "Death attributable to war service" is a formal assessment as shown on file, if present, no further detail.

    One more visit at least to come: for
    Davis 89474 when assessed for access and
    Hunt 128743 when avail in NAA after digitising
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    Brief current status note, outstanding RAAF personnel:

    Davis 89474 still pending file access assessment: due by 26 Oct 2023
    Hunt 128743 request file/s when Davis access determined.
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    Thanks Don, if you're interested, Jagan's other Australians are :

    52169 Wilson
    426464 Mathison
    418887 Stenhouse
    90668 Lawless
    53931 Matthews
    260335 Cook very mysterious !
    119887 Groves
    20000 O'Brien
    55827 Moulin
    32 MacDonald
    421916 Lee-Archer
    50215 Iverson
    2775 Farley
    68743 Egan
    56881 Boys
    25006 Donnellly
    59965 Mcnaughton
    75877 Connor
    52048 McTaggart
    262583 Moore
    448331 Houston
    143037 Brown
    38085 Bowden
    262674 Williams
    81855 Warham
    92033 Warrington
    122681 Thomas
    24414 Smith
    21486 Cox

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonheyworth View Post
    52048 McTaggart
    The undigitised A705 for 52048 AC1 Robert Alexander McTaggart makes cross-reference to 12561 AC1 Lawrence Stroud Langford. In Langford's A9301 is a minute sheet from the Court of Inquiry relating to McTaggart's death;

    "The late No. 52048 AC1 MacTaggart (sic), R.A. was accidentally killed at approx. 1415 hours on Saturday, 18/7/42, 3 1/2 miles from Deniliquin on the Moulamein - Hay Road, whilst travelling as a passenger on a motor cycle owned and ridden by the abovenamed airman."

    Langford suffered abrasions and mild concussion. No blame was attached to him for the accident. At the time, he was serving with 7 SFTS at Deniliquin.

    Some rummaging in Trove has led to the following in 'The Riverine Grazier' newspaper of Fri 24 Jul 1942:-

    "A sad fatal accident took place on the Deniliquin-Hay road on Saturday afternoon, by which A.C.I. Robert Alexander McTaggart. R.A.A.F., lost his life. Deceased had gone with another Air Force man on a motor cycle from Deniliquin to Pretty Pine. On the return journey the back tyre of the machine blew out, and McTaggart, who was riding on the pillion seat, was thrown off with great force, striking the roadway head first. A Mrs. Higgins came along shortly after the mishap occurred, driving a lorry, and she conveyed deceased to hospital, but he died on the way. McTaggart hailed from Albury."

    Regards,

    Jeff

    ETA: Alan Stoor's "RAAF FATALITIES IN SECOND WORLD WAR IN RAAF SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS" has McTaggart as a Clerk General serving at 7 SFTS, details as above
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    Several of those listed in this post appear to be well accounted for in the 1942 reconciliation thread, esp. this post from Paul McMillan

    52169 Wilson
    426464 Mathison
    90668 Lawless
    53931 Matthews
    59965 Mcnaughton
    75877 Connor – Typo? Presume O'CONNOR 75872


    2775 Farley – Typo?
    2778 W/O John William Farley
    7 EFTS
    d. 06 Sep 1942 Alfred Hospital, Melbourne
    ‘Admitted Launceston General Hospital 27.8.42. Discharged & transferred to Alfred Hosp. Melbourne 5.9.42’
    Alan Stoor gives the cause as Tuberculosis Meningitis.


    32 MacDonald – Typo? Presume 3234 MACDONALD


    Regards,

    Jeff
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    Re Jon's #25 RAAF list,
    Quite beyond me, unfortunately.
    Bear in mind at least the main Record of Service files are being progressively digitised by the NAA, so at some point - I forget the date, next year perhaps? - anyone will be able to look these files up.
    For the 7 cases I did undertake to check (Post #23), those files were the most, if sparsely, relevant.
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    Further to my Post #23

    Davis 89474
    access still not assessed though the stated deadline is now 2 weeks back.
    Request still live in the system with orig date due 26 Oct unchanged.

    Hunt 128743
    Digitised A9301 file now on line by Record Search.
    See https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/Sear...aspx?B=5354313
    Which records him as "Discharged on Demob" 15 Feb 46, no indications of health issues.
    Noted there "no crimes" and sound conduct assessments.
    But there is also an A471 Court Martial file for him, date 3 & 4 Jan 46 - ie resolved before being afforded a clear discharge. Not open. Presumably cleared.
    Then Deceased 27 Nov 1947. No note re cause or if related to war service on A9301. He was 33.
    That'll be all from me on this one.

    I won't be able to pursue Davis before the New Year, even if NAA do declare it open.
    I may report back further then.
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