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Mike Morley



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2022 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Names: DOCHERTY, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Marine
Service Number: CH/X 100118
Regiment/Service: Royal Marines, HMS Curacoa
Date of Death: 2/10/1942
Panel Reference: 65, 2
Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial.

HMS Curacoa was sunk in a collision with the Queen Mary which was carrying US troops over to Britain.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2022 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: DUNN, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Junior Engineer Officer
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy, MV Domala (Glasgow)
Date of Death: 2/3/1940
Age: 24
Additional Information: Son of Alexander and Agnes Dunn, of Kelty, Fife. His brother Alexander died in the United Kingdom.
Panel Reference: Panel 35
Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial.

According to the Wrecksite.eu site, the Domala was bombed off the Isle of Wight when bound from Antwerp to the UK with Indian seamen aboard who were being repatriated from Germany. The bomber then machine-gunned those who were trying to escape the burning ship. 108 of the 291 aboard were killed. The ship was beached, salvaged and repaired, serving the rest of the war under a different name.

John Dunn's brother, not named on Bothwell was memorial, was killed in an accidental air crash near Sheriff Hutton, Yorkshire.

Name: DUNN, ALEXANDER
Initials:A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: 1369631
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 158 Sqdn
Date of Death: 16/7/1942
Age: 25
Additional Information: Son of Alexander and Agnes Dunn, of Kelty. His brother John also died on service.
Grave Reference: Grave 3912
Cemetery: Beath Cemetery.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2022 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: DYE, WILLIAM EDWARD
Initials: WE
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Petty Officer
Service Number: C/JX 126605
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy, HM Submarine P 311
Date of Death: 8/1/1943
Panel Reference: 67, 3
Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2022 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: GILLESPIE, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Service Number: 3245114
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 6th Bn
Date of Death: 9/3/1945
Age: 31
Additional Information: Son of Alexander Gillespie, and of Margaret Gillespie, of Bothwell, Lanarkshire.
Grave Reference: 49 C 5
Cemetery: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2022 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: HUNTER, ALBERT MACHEN
Initials: AM
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: 1365111
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 223 Sqdn
Date of Death: 26/4/1942
Age: 26
Additional Information: Son of Thomas Gilbert and Helen Hunter, of Consett, Co. Durham; husband of Jessie Christie Hunter, of Bothwell, Lanarkshire.
Panel Reference: Column 261
Memorial: Alamein Memorial.[/quote]
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2022 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: HUNTER, DAVID
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Assistant Steward
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy, SS Empress of Canada (London)
Awards: Military Medal
Date of Death: 14/3/1943
Age: 51
Additional Information: Husband of Isabella Hunter, of Viewpark, Lanarkshire.
Panel Reference: Panel 47
Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial.

While en route from Durban to Tokaradi carrying Italian prisoners of war, the SS Empress of Canada was torpedoed by the Italian submarine Leonardo Da Vinci with the loss of 392 of the 1800 people on board.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2022 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: KERR, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Ordnance Artificer 3rd Class
Service Number: D/MX 72682
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy, HMS Blackwood
Date of Death: 15/6/1944
Age: 48
Additional Information: Son of George and Elizabeth Kerr, of Bothwell, Lanarkshire; husband of Isabella Kerr, of Bothwell.
Panel Reference: Panel 90, Column 3
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2022 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: LAIRD, THOMAS BACHOP
Initials: TB
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Service Number: 993853
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 123 Sqdn
Date of Death: 28/6/1942
Age: 28
Additional Information: Son of Charles and Annie Laird; husband of Marion Laird.
Grave Reference: 1 H 10
Cemetery: Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2022 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: LAW, ADAM FLEMING
Initials: AF
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Signalman
Service Number: 3245395
Regiment/Service: Royal Corps of Signals
Date of Death: 16/9/1943
Age: 23
Additional Information: Son of Adam and Margaret Law, of Uddington, Lanarkshire.
Grave Reference: B 1 J 11
Cemetery: Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2022 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: LAWSON, DAVID
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service Number: 3246564
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 1st Bn
Date of Death: 13/5/1944
Age: 23
Grave Reference: 6 D 17
Cemetery: Taukkyan War Cemetery.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2022 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MCCAUSLAND, THOMAS HENRY
Initials: TH
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Trooper
Service Number: 5509016
Regiment/Service: Royal Armoured Corps, 145th (8th Bn. The Duke of Wellington's Regt. [West Riding]) Regt.
Date of Death: 6/5/1943
Age: 33
Additional Information: Son of William and Mary McCausland; husband of Ethel McCausland, of Rustington, Sussex.
Grave Reference: 9 B 18
Cemetery: Medjez-El-Bab War Cemetery.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2022 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MCMANUS, JOSEPH
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: First Radio Officer
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy, MV Sutlej (London)
Date of Death: 26/2/1944
Age: 44
Additional Information: Son of Daniel and Annie McManus.
Panel Reference: Panel 104
Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2022 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MITCHELL, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Trooper
Service Number: 321867
Regiment/Service: Royal Armoured Corps, Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons)
Date of Death: 7/9/1944
Age: 23
Additional Information: Son of John and Agnes Aitken Mitchell, of Grangemouth, Stirlingshire.
Grave Reference: I G 13
Cemetery: Naples War Cemetery.
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Name: MURRAY, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Leading Airman
Service Number: FAA/FX. 87083
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy, HMS Furious
Date of Death: 26/4/1944
Age: 21
Additional Information: Son of William Robert and Annie Jane Murray.
Panel Reference: Bay 5, Panel 3
Memorial: Lee-On-Solent Memorial.
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Name: NELSON, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 7614605
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Date of Death: 8/2/1941
Grave Reference: 1 B 6
Cemetery: Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery.
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