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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:43 pm    Post subject: RAF Association Club in English Street, Dumfries Reply with quote

David Devereaux of the Stewartry Museum in Kirkcudbright has obtain this photo but the location is unknown. (SEE BELOW)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, been away for a few days and only just got back. It seems to me that it would be in an RAF base (or former base). It's not in the aviation museum at Dumfries, nothing at the old Baldoon airfield so my best guess would be that it is (or was) at West Freugh. I have not checked around that area, so fingers crossed they know where it is. Otherwise the guys at Dumfries aviation museum might know of it.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This memorial is in the RAF Association Club in English Street, Dumfries.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not Listed on UKNIWM

OS Map Ref NX 973 760


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Easy to miss if you are looking for it, the building is down an alley.

Still trying to gain access to photograph the memorial.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks must go to a lot of people to finding this memorial and getting it onto the project. David Devereaux of the Stewartry museum in drawing it to our attention, Ken Morrison for his dogged determination to track it down, the chairman of the club Douglas Ball for his permission to take the photos and others I am sure.

Present at the unveiling were an Air Vice Marshall (name unknown), Wg Cdr Ackerman and the minister Mr Coburn.

These photos from yesterday - note the 2 added names and as Ken pointed out to me, the obvious omission of Sqn Ldr Patrick Gifford.





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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

this photo of the unveiling

(L to R) Wg Cdr Ackerman, Rev ?? Coburn, Local dignatory?, AVM ??

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This memorial commemorates men and women who gave their lives...

I can find no reference on CWGC or SNWM to a WW2 WAAF or WWI WRAF
named J. R. RICHARDSON.

Any suggestions.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Possibly a case of 'Richardson' being her maiden name?

Maybe her parents/family submitted her details and rather than giving her married name, kept her as Richardson?

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The two additions:

Name: HAMILTON, HAROLD DOUGLAS
Initials: H D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Unit Text: 45 Sqdn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 19/07/1941
Service No: 626291
Additional information: Son of Margaret H. Clark, of Auchencairn, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: P. 33.
Cemetery: RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY (Israel)

Name: PATTERSON, ANDREW STEEL
Initials: A S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Warrant Officer (Obs.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Age: 21
Date of Death: 31/07/1942
Service No: 581409
Additional information: Son of William Patterson, and of Eliza Patterson (nee Steel); nephew of Mr. J. C. Patterson, of Motherwell, Lanarkshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave 2. B. 1-4.
Cemetery: RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LAC Hamilton (and Sgt. F. J. McGaw) are on the Auchencairn WM
A S Patterson is not
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's probably Jessie Richardson from the Lochmaben war memorial but I'm not sure that puts us a lot closer.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andrew S Patterson is on the Dumfries war memorial.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

spoons wrote:
That's probably Jessie Richardson from the Lochmaben war memorial but I'm not sure that puts us a lot closer.

\Paul


That rings a bell. I'm sure I remember Jim Grant dealing with a possible "non-comm" for this lady but I think it stalled due to the lack of access to service file.
I've e-mailed Jim and asked him to post here.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ken is correct on this.

I know Jessie Richardson died of Pulmonary Tuberculsosis and is buried at Lochmaben.

To progress this any further would require the help of her living NOK in order to ascertain that she was discharged due to TB contracted in service. There is a cost involved if they wanted to pursue it.

If someone local can check, it might be her family are still linked to 4 Glebe Terrace, Lochmaben.
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