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Location: Stalybridge,Cheshire

PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:12 pm    Post subject: PATTERSON Reply with quote

PATTERSON, JOHN HOWARD
J H
Canadian
Pilot Officer (Pilot)
Royal Canadian Air Force
404 Sqdn.
22
06/10/1942
J/15840
Son of James Blaine Patterson and Benice Cummings Patterson, of Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
Commonwealth War Dead
Terrace 7B. Grave 9.
LERWICK NEW CEMETERY

Killed when his aircraft Blenheim T1949 crashed in Sea off Sumburgh
due to engine failure. Nav. Sgt R.G.Tinsley and W/Op F/Sgt T.F.McCarthy
also died.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:12 pm    Post subject: REED Reply with quote

REED, FRANK KEITH
F K
Canadian
Pilot Officer (W.Op.)
Royal Canadian Air Force
162 Sqdn.
13/06/1944
J/47551
Commonwealth War Dead
Terrace 7B. Grave 16.
LERWICK NEW CEMETERY

Aircraft Canso 09816 had been badly damaged by a U-boat after
the aircraft attacked and sank the submarine,the Canso was forced
to ditch in the North Sea and crew took to their dinghy,one crewman
Warrat Officer H.C.Leathedale died of wounds and P/O Reed died
from exposure.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:13 pm    Post subject: ROBERTS Reply with quote

ROBERTS, ERIC
E
United Kingdom
Warrant Officer (W. Op./Air Gnr.)
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
281 Sqdn
24
17/11/1944
1137022
Son of Harry and Jane Roberts; husband of Jane Hannah Roberts, of Mossley, Lancashire.
Commonwealth War Dead
Terrace 7B. Grave 26.
LERWICK NEW CEMETERY

W/O Roberts died of drowning before he could be rescued after his
aircraft Warwick BV520 ditched in West Voe, Shetland. Other crew
members were saved.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:13 pm    Post subject: ROGERS Reply with quote

ROGERS, ROBERT OWEN
R O
United Kingdom
Sergeant (Obs.)
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
235 Sqdn.
23
19/09/1941
979582
Son of Thomas William Owen Rogers, and Ellen Rogers, of Urmston, Lancashire.
Commonwealth War Dead
Terrace 9 Grave 44.
LERWICK NEW CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:14 pm    Post subject: SCHAEFER Reply with quote

SCHAEFER, BRUCE ASTOR
B A
Australian
Pilot Officer
Royal Australian Air Force
28
18/08/1942
403439
Son of Henry and Grave Schaefer, of Armidale, New South Wales, Australia.
Commonwealth War Dead
Terrace 7B Grave 8.
LERWICK NEW CEMETERY

Died when his Spitfire X4421 ditched in the sea off Sumburgh Head
during an exercise.



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:14 pm    Post subject: SIMPSON Reply with quote

SIMPSON, GEORGE RICHARD
G R
United Kingdom
Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.)
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
235 Sqdn
19
03/09/1941
908869
Son of George Henry and Ada Florence Simpson, of Seaford, Sussex.
Commonwealth War Dead
Terrace 9 Grave 32.
LERWICK NEW CEMETERY

Killed in Blenheim L9261 at Sandness Hill,Shetland.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:15 pm    Post subject: STAPLES Reply with quote

STAPLES, GERALD FRANK
G F
Canadian
Flight Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.)
Royal Canadian Air Force
162 Sqdn.
20
13/06/1944
R/174860
Son of Eben M. Staples and Edna Staples; husband of Christina Watt Staples; husband of Christina Watt Staples, of Marysville, New Brunswick, Canada.
Commonwealth War Dead
Terrace 7B. Grave 14.
LERWICK NEW CEMETERY

Ditched in North sea in Canso aircraft after attack on a U-boat, he died
of wounds sustained during the attack. (See Reed)


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:15 pm    Post subject: STOKER Reply with quote

STOKER, TOM THORNLEY BRAITHWAITE
T T B
Canadian
Pilot Officer (Pilot)
Royal Canadian Air Force
42 (R.A.F.) Sqdn.
19
20/03/1942
J/5327
Son of Capt.Tom.Thornley McGillycuddy Stoker, M.C., and Mary Braithwaite Stoker, of Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada.
Commonwealth War Dead
Terrace 7B. Grave 3.
LERWICK NEW CEMETERY

Killed in Beaufort L4514 which crashed at Dales Voe,Shetland near to
where the golf course is today, he was returning from a failed raid on
Norway owing to bad weather over target area.



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:16 pm    Post subject: TIPTAFT Reply with quote

TIPTAFT, ERIC WYATT
E W
United Kingdom
Sergeant
Royal Air Force
201 Sqdn.
09/03/1941
507750
Commonwealth War Dead
Terrace 9 Grave 39.
LERWICK NEW CEMETERY


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:16 pm    Post subject: TOWNSEND Reply with quote

TOWNSEND, ROBERT WILFRED ERNEST
R W E
Canadian
Flight Sergeant (Flt. Engr.)
Royal Canadian Air Force
162 Sqdn.
21
29/07/1944
R/98669
Son of Robert and Mabelle Townsend of Tisdale, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Commonwealth War Dead
Terrace 7B. Grave 19.
LERWICK NEW CEMETERY

Killed in Canso 11062 that crashed on Foula.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:16 pm    Post subject: USHER Reply with quote

USHER, MOSES LEWIS
M L
Canadian
Pilot Officer (W.Op./Air Gnr.)
Royal Canadian Air Force
35 (R.A.F.) Sqdn.
25
31/03/1942
J/15861
Son of Max and Leah Usher.
Commonwealth War Dead
Terrace 7B. Grave 5.
LERWICK NEW CEMETERY

Killed in Halifax R9438 at Fitful Head nr Sumburgh while returning
from a raid on Tirpitz.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:17 pm    Post subject: WATSON Reply with quote

WATSON, ELLIOTT COURTNEY
E C
Canadian
Pilot Officer (W.Op.)
Royal Canadian Air Force
162 Sqdn.
20
29/07/1944
J/48690
Son of James E Watson and Mary E Watson, of Sarina, Ontario, Canada.
Commonwealth War Dead
Terrace 7B. Grave 20.
LERWICK NEW CEMETERY

Killed in Canso 11062 that crashed on Foula.



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:17 pm    Post subject: WEST Reply with quote

WEST, ROY DONALD
R D
United Kingdom
Sub-Lieutenant (A)
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
H.M.S. Furious.
22
09/12/1943
Son of William H West and Ann West; husband of Stella D West, of Kentish Town, London.
Commonwealth War Dead
Terrace 11 Grave 21.
LERWICK NEW CEMETERY

Killed in aircraft crash Barracuda DP927 off Ramma Stacks,Shetland
along with Sub/lt J.Brown and Leading Airman E.W.Kelly.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Commission Searches for Relatives of War Dead"
15 October 2013
.

The list includes this man:

HAMILTON, CHARLES JOSEPH
Rank:Deck Hand
Date of Death:22/04/1917
Age:52
Regiment/Service:Mercantile Marine
Steam Trawler "Yeovil" (Grimsby)
Grave Reference6th Terrace lower town side. 37.
CemeteryLERWICK NEW CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Husband of Mrs. Hamilton, of 3, Albert Yard, Grimsby. Born at Barking.

N.B.
Recent research has shown that Deck Hand Hamilton is buried here; the Commission is in the process of producing a headstone to mark his grave
.

GY575 "YEOVIL"
Registered with Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co, Grimsby.
Fate: Lost on Saturday 21st April 1917 whilst outward bound from Grimsby. Captured & scuttled by bombs from U-Boat 35 miles NNW from Foula Island with the loss of one of her crew.
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/grimsby.trawlers/trawlers.htm
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