Newspaper cutting - Yorkshiremen in casualty list

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Newspaper cutting - Yorkshiremen in casualty list

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Reports Flying Officer Kenneth Gill DFC was presumed killed after being posted missing on 21 March 1945 on his 45th operation. Gives some local history concerning Ken Gill, mentions Tirpitz operation. Also reports other RAF Yorkshiremen killed, Sgt Eric Lee and Sgt Edward Swart and army gunner William Walsh.

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One newspaper cutting with b/w photographs

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IBCC Digital Archive

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SGillK1438901v30079

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[inserted] 17/10/45. [/inserted]

EVENING POST, WEDNESDAY,

YORKSHIREMEN IN CASUALTY LIST

[photograph]
F/O. Gill

Flying-Officer Kenneth Gill (22), D.F.C., husband of Mrs. V. Gill, of Sycamore Avenue, and son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Gill, of Kyffin Avenue, Halton, Leeds, is presumed dead. He was posted missing on March 21, after a raid over Bremen, on his 45th operational flight. He took part in the raid last year on the Tirpitz, when the ship was sunk. Flying-Officer Gill, who was awarded the D.F.C. in February, 1944, was commissioned in June, 1943. He was an old boy of the College of Technology, and was formerly a draughtsman at Leeds Fireclay Co., Torre Road.

Also presumed dead, after being posted missing in March, 1944, from operations over Frankfort, is Sgt. Flt.-Engineer Eric Lee (19), R.A.F., whose parents live in Greenthorpe Walk, Bramley. He attended Whingate School, and later worked at Avro, Yeadon.

Gunner William Walsh (30), Royal Artillery, whose wife lives in Sedan Place, Camp Road, Leeds, has died from cholera while a prisoner of war in the Far East on August 12, 1943

Mrs. B. Swart, Football, Windmill

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W. Walsh

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E. Lee

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E. Swart

Lane, Yeadon, has news that her son, Sergt.-Air-Gnr. Edward Swart (24), who was reported missing on air operations in November last year, is now officially presumed killed. He was read-gunner in a Halifax bomber which raided Bochum in the Ruhr. He was previously employed by Edward Denison and Co., Westfield Mills, Yeadon.

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“Newspaper cutting - Yorkshiremen in casualty list,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 1, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/35864.

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