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    Arthur Smith RAF Killed when falling under a train, Millom Station, 6.6.1941 - Any help appreciated!

    There are plenty of published reports of inquests into the deaths of service personnel from 1939 right the way through the war Ellie, many readily available in newspapers, many regarding suicide. Therefore, I would have expected at least a passing mention of a death of a man after falling under...
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    Arthur Smith RAF Killed when falling under a train, Millom Station, 6.6.1941 - Any help appreciated!

    I agree Ellie, the issue is locating evidence of it.
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    Arthur Smith RAF Killed when falling under a train, Millom Station, 6.6.1941 - Any help appreciated!

    Thanks Gibbo - I'll update you all when the certificate arrives
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    Arthur Smith RAF Killed when falling under a train, Millom Station, 6.6.1941 - Any help appreciated!

    Thanks guys. To be honest I'm expecting the death cert to state suicide. It's just off that the newspaper reports of his death just state 'died suddenly' and no reference to an accident. I'll keep you posted when the death certificate arrives. Just can't understand why I can find no reference...
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    Arthur Smith RAF Killed when falling under a train, Millom Station, 6.6.1941 - Any help appreciated!

    Hi Guys Am trying to put together a Biography for a guy by the name of Arthur Smith, LAC, Royal Airforce, who died on 6 June 1941. Apparently he died after falling under a train at Millom Railway Station. A search of available online newspapers has drawn a blank regarding a published inquest...
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    5378433 L/Cpl Harry OWEN 1 Ox & Bucks LI: KIA 13 Aug 1944

    There’s an Edward OWEN died in June Qtr 1910, Foleshill Reg Dist, so a possible contender for the guy. Aged 38, which would make an estimated birth year of 1872.
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    5378433 L/Cpl Harry OWEN 1 Ox & Bucks LI: KIA 13 Aug 1944

    Of course, we're assuming he died..... Always the possibilty that he just legged it!
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    5378433 L/Cpl Harry OWEN 1 Ox & Bucks LI: KIA 13 Aug 1944

    Thanks Julie Frustrating isn't it! CWGC states Edward Ernest Owen and the information would have been provided by a family member, so someone who (you would have thought!) would have known (though never assume I guess!) Mary Ann had remarried in 1910 so we know Edward must have died previous...
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    5378433 L/Cpl Harry OWEN 1 Ox & Bucks LI: KIA 13 Aug 1944

    My work on the WW1 names on the memorial identified 5 who died after the end of the war - one as late as 1925. It really was up to the committee who went on and who didn't, and there were no set rules as to who should and who shouldn't be included. Interesting, one individual I came across...
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    5378433 L/Cpl Harry OWEN 1 Ox & Bucks LI: KIA 13 Aug 1944

    Thanks Ellie Looking out of my window, I can look across the road directly onto the memorial. It saddens me few people know anything regarding the lives of the names of those who appear on the memorial (hence the work I'm currently doing). Online lists are ok, as far as they go, but few give...
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    5378433 L/Cpl Harry OWEN 1 Ox & Bucks LI: KIA 13 Aug 1944

    Alice Mary Owen died in Holsworthy in 1982 and there appears to have been no children from the marriage. It might help if I could find out when the name was added to the memorial - IF it was after Alice's death then it could well have been a family member...
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    5378433 L/Cpl Harry OWEN 1 Ox & Bucks LI: KIA 13 Aug 1944

    Hi Ellie7 Although certainly not unusual for an individual to be on more than one memorial (I wrote a book a few years ago which included details of an individual who appeared on no less than EIGHT memorials in different towns and villages!) I'm pretty certain my guy's only connection with...
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    5378433 L/Cpl Harry OWEN 1 Ox & Bucks LI: KIA 13 Aug 1944

    Hi Julie - thanks for the reply. That at least clears up the mystery of the missing GRO entry - THANK YOU! So know its trying to sort out WHY she chose to use the name Lenton - there is no OWEN-LENTON marriage (that I can find) that works The 1911 Census evidence indicates that she was...
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    5378433 L/Cpl Harry OWEN 1 Ox & Bucks LI: KIA 13 Aug 1944

    Hi Guys! Really hoping someone might be able to add something to this... I'm trying to write up a brief bio of the above guy, who appears on Holsworthy (Nth Devon) War Memorial. Interestingly, his name does not appear in alphabetical order, but has been added to the bottom of the list...
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