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Royal Air Force ww2

gibbo

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Location
queensland
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Australia
Hello,
I am seeking information on a person who died in WW2. The only info i have to date is: Leonard Kenney number: 509585 Royal Air Force died on the 18 January 1942 and there is a memorial for him at Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery. Besides obtaining his service records is there any other way to find out his regiment/squadrom and how and where he died? Many thanks
gibbo
 
Hi Gibbo

I can't tell you how he died but he is listed as Died on Active Service. That means he died from illness or an accident not associated with his service (e.g. car accident etc).

His death is registered in Newark, Nottinghamshire

Afraid I have no info on his unit

K
 
Hi K

Thanks for that, i had written to the Newark library to see if they had any newspaper reports on deaths from the Militery from their area and gave them the name i was looking for. It was only yesterday that i received a email from them with a article about him. You were right tho, he had died in a car accident.
gibbo
 
REID GORDON WEMYSS
Rank: Flight Sergeant
Service No: 590717
Date of Death: 14/01/1942
Age: 25
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Grave Reference: Sec. A. Grave 23.
Cemetery: BUSHEY (ST. JAMES) CHURCHYARD
Additional Information: Son of Thomas Wemyss Reid and Margery Ann Reid; husband of Dorothy Hilda Reid, of Bushey Heath. His car crashed into a telegraph pole at Kneesall on the 13th January. He died in Newark Hospital the following day. Warrant Officer Leonard Kenney his passenger succumbed on the 18th.
 
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