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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:51 am    Post subject: Wellington Air Crash (1942) & Cairngorm Casualties, Brae Reply with quote



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:29 pm    Post subject: Memorial remembered 70 years on Reply with quote

Tonight on Grampian News there was a piece about the men who are remembered in Braemar and buried in Dyce.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:34 pm    Post subject: JAMES WILLIAMSON THOMSON Reply with quote

Name: THOMSON, JAMES WILLIAMSON
Initials: J W
Nationality: New Zealand
Rank: Flying Officer (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal New Zealand Air Force
Age: 25
Date of Death: 19/01/1942
Service No: 40667
Awards: D F C
Additional information: Son of James and Laura Jean Thomson, of Omaru, Otago, New Zealand.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 12.
Cemetery: DYCE OLD CHURCHYARD
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:37 pm    Post subject: BEAUMONT CHURCHILL DICKSON Reply with quote

Name: DICKSON, BEAUMONT CHURCHILL
Initials: B C
Nationality: Australian
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Australian Air Force
Age: 22
Date of Death: 19/01/1942
Service No: 404634
Additional information: Son of Mervyn and Esther Elizabeth Dickson, of Rockhampton, Queensland. Australia.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sp. Mem. Grave 16.
Cemetery: DYCE OLD CHURCHYARD
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:39 pm    Post subject: ROBERT JAMES JACKSON Reply with quote

Name: JACKSON, ROBERT JAMES
Initials: R J
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Sergeant (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force
Age: 21
Date of Death: 19/01/1942
Service No: R/83904
Additional information: Son of James and Ella Maud Jackson, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 13.
Cemetery: DYCE OLD CHURCHYARD
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:40 pm    Post subject: HARRY JOSEPH KELLEY Reply with quote

Name: KELLEY, HARRY JOSEPH
Initials: H J
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Flight Sergeant (Air Obs.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force
Age: 23
Date of Death: 19/01/1942
Service No: R/76125
Additional information: Son of Harry J. Kelley and Helen V. Kelley, of Westmount, Province of Quebec, Canada.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sp. Mem. Grave 19.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:41 pm    Post subject: ROY ALISTAIR MILLIKEN Reply with quote

Name: MILLIKEN, ROY ALISTAIR
Initials: R A
Nationality: Australian
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Australian Air Force
Age: 22
Date of Death: 19/01/1942
Service No: 404637
Additional information: Son of Robert Anderson Milliken and Anne Brown Milliken; husband of Mary Patricia Donahoe Milliken, of Des Plaines, Illinois, U.S.A. Sp. Mem. "C".
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 17.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:42 pm    Post subject: JOHN BERNARD RILEY Reply with quote

Name: RILEY, JOHN BERNARD
Initials: J B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 23
Date of Death: 19/01/1942
Service No: 995062
Additional information: Son of Edgar and Edith Marie Riley; husband of Joyce Riley, of Askern, Yorkshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sp. Mem. Grave 15.
Cemetery: DYCE OLD CHURCHYARD
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:46 pm    Post subject: WILLIAM MORPHET GREENBANK Reply with quote

Name: GREENBANK, WILLIAM MORPHET
Initials: W M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Air Gnr)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 20
Date of Death: 19/01/1942
Service No: 1029811
Additional information: Son of Fred and Sarah Elizabeth Greenbank, of Windermere.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. A.2. Grave 95.
Cemetery: WINDERMERE (ST. MARY'S) CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:48 pm    Post subject: MICHAEL HENRY JOHN KILBURN Reply with quote

Name: KILBURN, MICHAEL HENRY JOHN
Initials: M H J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 19
Date of Death: 19/01/1942
Service No: 1380631
Additional information: Son of Frank and Gladys May Kilburn, of Farnham.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. B. Grave 1103.
Cemetery: FARNHAM (GREEN LANE) CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any idea why some of the graves are shown as "Sp. Mem."
I assume this means special memorial???
We don't seem to have Dyce Old Churchyard on the SWGP. Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:32 pm    Post subject: Special Memorial Reply with quote

Special Memorial usually means they are remembered there.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:40 am    Post subject: Wellington Air Crash (1942) & Cairngorm Casualties, Brae Reply with quote

"Sp. Mem." indicates that the casualties not buried at the headstone / memorial.
In this case the headstones are inscribed " Buried near this spot "
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:10 am    Post subject: Re: Wellington Air Crash (1942) & Cairngorm Casualties, Reply with quote

kinnethmont wrote:
"Sp. Mem." indicates that the casualties not buried at the headstone / memorial.
In this case the headstones are inscribed " Buried near this spot "


Hm. Kind of begs the question - why?

The story of the crash and of the recovery and burial of the remains is at
http://www.archieraf.co.uk/scs/wellingtonr1646.html
together with full biographies of the Australian, British, Canadian and New Zealand airmen.
The story of Pilot/Instructor James W Thomson, DFC, RNZAF is especially sad.
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