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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: SEMPEY
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: 1st/6th Bn.
Date of Death: 22/07/1916
Service No: 1710
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: D. 925.
Cemetery: HAMILTON WEST CEMETERY

Note the surname in SEMPIE.





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Name: SULLIVAN, ARTHUR GEORGE
Initials: A G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Age: 26
Date of Death: 06/07/1944
Service No: 7603813
Additional information: Son of Arthur George and Sarah Sullivan, of Hamilton; husband of Margaret Sullivan, of Hamilton.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. L. Grave 250.
Cemetery: HAMILTON WEST CEMETERY



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Name: THOMAS, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 33
Date of Death: 22/02/1942
Service No: 3241942
Additional information: Son of James and Margaret Thomas, of Burnbank, Hamilton; husband of Penelope Braidwood Thomas, of Burnbank, Hamilton.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. H. Grave 63.
Cemetery: HAMILTON WEST CEMETERY





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Name: WADDELL, IAN WATSON
Initials: I W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Age: 26
Date of Death: 03/05/1946
Service No: 570293
Additional information: Son of James and Mary Waddell, of Hamilton.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. B. Grave 24.
Cemetery: HAMILTON WEST CEMETERY





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Name: WARDLAW, WILLIAM JOHN
Initials: W J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Driver
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Age: 31
Date of Death: 22/11/1941
Service No: 3242489
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. H. Grave 157.
Cemetery: HAMILTON WEST CEMETERY



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Name: WILSON, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Warrant Officer Class II (Asn. Q.M.S.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Age: 38
Date of Death: 18/06/1947
Service No: 7592780
Additional information: Son of Alexander and Sarah Wilson; husband of Bridget Wilson, of Burnbank, Hamilton.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. F. Grave 495.
Cemetery: HAMILTON WEST CEMETERY



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Name: YOUNG, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Driver
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Date of Death: 04/03/1940
Service No: 1901639
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. G. Grave 735.
Cemetery: HAMILTON WEST CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The following photos show men listed on Family Gravestones, but are buried/commemorated elsewhere.

Name: ALLEN, VICTOR JACK TRAFFORD
Initials: V J T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 616 Sqdn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 29/06/1944
Service No: 1579427
Additional information: Son of Victor John and Margaret Allen, of Hope-under-Dinmore.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: N.W. of church.
Cemetery: HOPE-UNDER-DINMORE (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD

Surname ALLEN
Firstname Victor John Trafford
Service number 1579427
Date of death 29/06/1944
Place of birth Hamilton
SNWM roll ROYAL AIR FORCE and DOMINION AIR FORCES
Rank Sgt

Extra special thanks to Mhomac for her detective work in finding this man and the additional photo and information





Diversion cost 'Jack' his life...

On a summer's day back in 1944 a brilliant young pilot took off on a test flight in his crack high-altitude version of the Spitfire.

He knew he was at the controls of a miracle of engineering capable of giving Hitler a bloody nose. What a sight to show the folks back home!
The temptation was too much and young Victor 'Jack' Allen took a deadly diversion to Herefordshire. It was to cost him his life.

Jack's brilliant brain and irrepressible spirit had earned him the right to fly the very special Spitfire in the skies above a world at war.

Educated at LARKHALL Academy and Lucton School, he joined the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve at the age of 17.

He served a term at Trinity College, Cambridge, and was posted to a flying school in Canada. He made such rapid progress that he won his 'wings', returned to this country and was posted to 616 County of Yorkshire (Spitfire) Squadron, based at RAF Culmhead in the West Country.

Sgt. Allen twice flew on D-Day offensive sweeps.

His Spitfire MKV11, MB762 was the high-altitude version of the fighter and the 38th of only 140 built. Taken on charge on July 16, 1943, it had been with 616 Squadron since September, 1943, and had suffered battle damage on January 21, 1944.

Then, on that fateful day in 1944, Jack took off on a test flight in the vicinity of the aerodrome. Soon, he was 90 miles away, 'beating up' his parents' home at Buskwood Cottage on Dinmore Hill.

On his second pass up the valley, watched by his grandparents and sister, Pearl, the proud pilot made a fatal error of judgement. His propeller touched the ground.

The aircraft hit the pear tree orchard in front of the house and broke up, the Merlin engine becoming detached and bounding up the hill, narrowly missing Pearl.

Soon, villagers, including schoolboys Glen George and Bob Jaynes, were hurrying to the scene. An ambulance from RAF Shobdon arrived and PC Dick Tanner, later a well-known garage proprietor, assisted in removing the body which bore hardly a blemish.

The 19-year-old had died in his beloved fighter - not tackling the foe in some distant land, but just a matter of yards from his cottage home in the heart of the Herefordshire countryside.

His shattered aircraft, an incongruous sight amid serene beauty, symbolised the abrupt end of a life of enormous potential.

A Spitfire crashing on a 'flight of fancy' was not the sort of propaganda the RAF relished and accounts of the tragedy were few and far between.
But Dilip Sarkar, of the Malvern Spitfire Wreck Recovery Team, and his researchers were undaunted and their untiring efforts were rewarded with the discovery at the Public Records Office at Kew of detailed accounts emanating from Shobdon.

In fact, the tragic homecoming of Jack Allen featured in Dilip's book 'Through Peril to the Stars', which featured stories of fighter pilots who lost their lives during the Second World War.



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Name: BRAITHWAITE, WILSON
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Unit Text: 3rd Field Survey Coy.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 11/09/1918
Service No: 415901
Awards: Mentioned in Despatches
Additional information: Son of John M. and Euphernia Braithwaite, of Woodhead, Neilsland, Hamilton.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. A. 2.
Cemetery: ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT

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Name: BROWN, GILBERT
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sapper
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Unit Text: 207th Field Coy.
Age: 31
Date of Death: 06/10/1918
Service No: 230842
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Margaret Brown; husband of Agnes Brown, of 48, Glasgow Rd., Burnbank, Lanarkshire. Native of Hamilton, Lanarkshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XXX. A. 29.
Cemetery: LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY

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Name: CRAIG, ALLAN HAMILTON
Initials: A H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Lanarkshire Yeomanry
Age: 20
Date of Death: 09/01/1917
Service No: 812
Additional information: Son of Robert Craig, of 56, Millar St., Hamilton.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 2.
Memorial: JERUSALEM MEMORIAL

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Name: DAVIDSON, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Date of Death: 29/04/1945
Service No: 273842
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 2A. G. 10.
Cemetery: HAMBURG CEMETERY

Additional information: Son of William & Annie Hamen Davidson (nee Crawford)

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Name: DUNSMORE, DAVID
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: (RFR/CH/B/8849) Hood Bn. R.N. Div
Age: 28
Date of Death: 04/06/1915
Service No: SS/105483
Additional information: Son of Matthew and Helen Dunsmore, of 20, Donaldson St., Burnbank, Lanarkshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 1 and 2.
Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL



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Name: FERRIE, MATTHEW
Initials: M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 12th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Service No: 17728
Additional information: Son of Robert C. Ferrie.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 108 to 112.
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL

Name: FERRIE, JOSEPH LAIRD
Initials: J L
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Unit Text: 39 Bty., 14 Lt. A.A. Regt.
Date of Death: 08/10/1941
Service No: 1568161
Additional information: Son of Archibald and Jessie Laird Ferrie; husband of Helen Ferrie.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 6. M. 7.
Cemetery: TOBRUK WAR CEMETERY



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Name: FORD, LAURENCE HENRY
Initials: L H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Motor Mechanic
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M. L.C.I. (L) 170.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 21/04/1943
Service No: D/MX 98249
Additional information: Son of Thomas J. and Forbes Ford, of Hamilton, Lanarkshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 82, Column 3.
Memorial: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL

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