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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Surname: MACLEAN
Forenames/Initials: Ian
Rank: AA4
Service: Royal Navy
Service Number: FX 857380
Ship: HMS Sanderling
Date of Birth: 11 February 1933
Age: 25
Date of Death: 10 October 1958
Cemetery Name: Hawkhead Cemetery
Cemetery Address: Hawkhead, Paisley
Grave Section: M
Grave Number: 203
Included on Armed Forces Memorial: No
Included on Roll of Honour: Yes

IAN MacLEAN, A.A. 4th CL. L/FX. 857380. HMS SANDERLING.
10th OCTOBER 1958. AGED 25.
Ian MacLean, Aircraft Artificer 4c (AA4) FX 857380. Born 11 February 1933. Death registered at Paisley, Renfrewshire.
Husband of Dorothy Marr of 8 Knowhead Crescent, Kirriemuir who he married in 1953 in Dundee.
Ian died at the RNAS Abbotsinch from asphyxia due to an overdose of codeine tablets.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Surname: MCGRATH
Forenames/Initials: Philip Thomas
Rank: Snr Cd Eng
Service: Royal Navy
Ship: HMS Sanderling
Date of Birth: 27 May 1905
Age: 47
Date of Death: 05 November 1952
Cemetery Name: Hawkhead Cemetery
Cemetery Address: Paisley
Grave Section: M
Grave Number: 667
Included on Armed Forces Memorial: No
Included on Roll of Honour: Yes

PHILIP THOMAS McGRATH, TEMPY. SEN. CMD. AIR ENGINEER (O) RN.
HMS SANDERLING. 5th NOVEMBER 1952. AGED 47.
Philip Thomas McGrath, Senior Commissioned Engineer. Born 27 May 1905, Staines, Middlesex. Death registered at Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire.
Husband of Lucy Winifred Wilkinson of Edgehill, Kilmacolm who he married in 1934 in Portsmouth (also buried here).
Philip was killed in a motor cycle accident on the Bridge of Weir Road in Kilmacolm.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Surname: SMITH
Forenames/Initials: John
Rank: AM2
Service: Royal Navy
Service Number: VRA/1
Ship: HMS Sanderling
Date of Birth: 02 October 1925
Age: 24
Date of Death: 08 January 1950
Cemetery Name: Hawkhead Cemetery
Cemetery Address: Paisley
Grave Section: M
Grave Number: 668
Included on Armed Forces Memorial: Yes
Included on Roll of Honour: Yes

1830 RNVR Squadron was formed at Abbotsinch (Glasgow) in 1947. Under the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (RNVR), it operated as a fighter and anti-submarine squadron until 1957.
Initially, the Fairey Firefly was reported missing, and was the subject of a BBC radio appeal for information.
Later, it was discovered that Firefly PP566 of 1830 NAS coded '208AC' had clipped a hilltop when inbound to Abbotsinch (near Glasgow) at 15.30 hrs. The wreckage of the Firefly fighter was discovered close to the summit of Meikle Bin in the Campsie Fells, Stirling. The bodies of the two occupants were found nearby.
Both airmen died in this accident. These were:
Lt. John Arthur Robertson (RNVR), Pilot. (From Glasgow)
Naval Airman John Smith. (From Paisley)
aircrashsites-scotland.co.uk/firefly_meikle-bin.htm
JOHN SMITH, NAVAL AIRMAN, 1830 SQUADRON. RNVR. HMS SANDERLING
8th JANUARY 1950. AGED 24 YEARS.
John Smith, (AM2) VRA/1. Born 2 October 1925. Death registered at Fintry, Stirlingshire.
Initially, the Fairey Firefly was reported missing, and was the subject of a BBC radio appeal for information. Later, it was discovered that Firefly PP566 of 1830 NAS coded '208AC' had clipped a hilltop when inbound to Abbotsinch at 15.30 hrs. The wreckage of the Firefly fighter was discovered close to the summit of Meikle Bin in the Campsie Fells, Stirling. The bodies of the two occupants were found nearby. Both airmen died in this accident. Lt. John Arthur Robertson (RNVR), Pilot. (From Glasgow) and Naval Airman John Smith. (From Paisley)
Many thanks to Gordon Lyons of Air Crash Sites - Scotland for the info about Naval Airman Smith.
http://www.aircrashsites-scotland.co.uk/index.htm
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Surname: STEWART
Forenames/Initials: Ian Collins
Rank: Lt
Service: Royal Navy
Ship: HMS Sanderling
Date of Birth: 08 April 1923
Age: 30
Date of Death: 05 July 1953
Cemetery Name: Hawkhead Cemetery
Cemetery Address: Paisley, Scotland
Grave Section: M
Grave Number: 199
Included on Armed Forces Memorial: Yes
Included on Roll of Honour: Yes

I.C. STEWART, M.A. A/LT. (A) RNVR. HMS SANDERLING 5th JULY 1953. AGED 30 YEARS.
Ian Collins Stewart, Lieutenant, Royal Navy. Born 8 April 1923 in Portsmouth.
Death registered at Douglas, Lanarkshire.
Fairey Firefly VX396 of 1843 RNVR Squadron crashed at Brown Hill, Douglas, Lanarkshire returning from Leuchars firing range. Both members of the crew were killed. (See A.C. Hunt)
1830 and 1843 RNVR formed the Scottish Air Division based at the RNAS Abbotsinch.
Many thanks to Alan Leishman of the Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum for providing the information about A.C. Hunt and I.C. Stewart's crash in Douglas.
http://www.dumfriesaviationmuseum.com/
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Surname: HUNT
Forenames/Initials: Albert Charles
Rank: REM2
Service: Royal Navy
Service Number: SFX 835450
Ship: HMS Sanderling
Date of Birth: 06 September 1929
Age: 23
Date of Death: 05 July 1953
Cemetery Name: Hawkhead Cemetery
Cemetery Address: Paisley, Scotland
Grave Section: M
Grave Number: 200
Included on Armed Forces Memorial: Yes
Included on Roll of Honour: Yes

A. C. HUNT, A/R EL (AIR) R.N. L/SFX 835450. HMS SANDERLING
5th JULY 1953. AGED 23 YEARS.
Albert Charles Hunt, Radio Electrical Mechanic (REM2c) SFX 835450. Born 6 September 1929.
Death registered at Douglas, Lanarkshire.
Fairey Firefly VX396 of 1843 RNVR Squadron crashed at Brown Hill, Douglas, Lanarkshire returning from Leuchars firing range. Both members of the crew were killed. (See Lt. I.C. Stewart)
1830 and 1843 RNVR formed the Scottish Air Division based at the RNAS Abbotsinch.

Many thanks to Ken Morrison for providing so much of the above information.

John
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jrah60 wrote:


BRYSON, JOHN
Rank: Driver
Service No: T/203496
Date of Death: 30/10/1943
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps
Grave Reference: B3. V. 16.
Cemetery: THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY
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John Bryson was a good friend of Mac Graham, my late father. In my possession is a letter from John to Mac, written on his way to the far east. Mac learned of John's death from a fellow POW who survived.
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