What were the places of death registration for:
A - Not found in Flight Global:
F/Sgt (Pilot) Thomas J. BERESFORD - 1384819 - age 21 - buried Barkingside Cem., Ilford, Essex, and
W/O William J. RIPP - 355162 - age 49 - buried Woodgrange Park Cem., East Ham, Essex.
B - Died on active service:
LAC Joseph H. BOUCHER - 1267851;
LAC Percy L. MOUNT - 1269980, and
LAC Richard H. RUSHWORTH - 1542252.
C - Killed on active service:
Sgt (WOp/Ag) Ernest FENWICK - 1075177;
Sgt (Pilot) Henry J. KELLY - 1334203;
Sgt (Pilot) Ralph B. KNIGHT - 1252181, and
Sgt (WOp/Ag) Francis H. SCANLAN - 1021635.
D - Loking for GRO-listing of:
Cpl Matthew GRUNDY - 638168 - DOAS - buried El Alia Cem., Algeria.
E - Proposed aircraft losses:
Anson I - N4925 - 3 (O)AFU - collided with Anson EG185 in formation and crashed at Patshull Park, Pattingham, 7 miles W of Wolverhampton, Staffordshire.
Magister I - V1042 - 10 FIS - crashed on take-off Loddon Bridge Road, Woodley.
Oxford I - V3984 - 7 FIS - crashed on landing Upavon.
Oxford II - X7280 - 285 Sqn - crashed on approach Woodvale.
Spitfire II.A - P8144 - 57 OTU - collided with Spitfire P7856 and crashed, Shilbottle, Northumberland (P7856 could land safely).
Tiger Moth II - T6300 - 25 (P)EFTS - crashed on approach Hucknall.
Whirlwind I - P7057 - 263 Sqn - crashed on landing Warmwell.
Anson I - EG185 - 3 (O)AFU - refer to Anson N4925 listed above.
Defiant I - DR914 - 289 Sqn - crashed in forced landing West Freugh.
Defiant I - DR964 - 289 Sqn - crashed in forced landing West Freugh.
Oxford II - AP470 - 3 (P)AFU - crashed on take-off Lulsgate Bottom, Somerset.
Regards and thanks for your help.
BERESFORD - Bilston, Staffordshire - N4925?
BOUCHER - not Eng/Wales
FENWICK - Bilston, Staffordshire - N4925?
KELLY - Bilston, Staffordshire - N4925?
KNIGHT - Wokingham, Berkshire - V1042?
MOUNT - Ipswich, Suffolk
RIPP - Blackpool, Lancashire
RUSHWORTH - Ipswich, Suffolk (Richard E)
SCANLAN - Bilston, Staffordshire - N4925?
LAC Joseph Henry BOUCHER - 1267851 is not registered in the Scottish records.
Malcolm: Either N4925 or EG185 for the casualties registered at Bilston.
I missed this one!
Re:Sgt (Pilot) Ralph B. KNIGHT/Magister I V1042 - 10 FIS
No.10 Flying Instructors School (Elementary).
Magister I V1042
Crashed into farm house near London Bridge Road, Woodley, Berkshire, 1410hrs.
1252181 Sgt (1st Pilot) Ralph Basil KNIGHT RAFVR +
AUS413739 Sgt (2nd Pilot) Leslie William COLLINS RAAF - Seriously injured.
Knight buried Reading (Henley Road) Cemetery, Oxfordshire. Collins admitted to Royal Berkshire Hospital with a fractured spine and facial lacerations. Recovered later.
Thanks Col, another one taken off the unaccounted list.
for the sake of accuracy, location for the Magister was Loddon Bridge Road.
Last edited by davew; 31st May 2010 at 18:00. Reason: typo
Don't know where in Hell I got "London Bridge Road". The 765C quoted "Lodden Bridge Road", which I checked, and found to be incorrect. "Loddon Bridge Road", it is!
From ORB and accident cards:
EG 185 - Beresford and Scanlan
N4925 - Kelly and Fenwick.