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BWardCWWardCWv1.pdf
Memoir and diary covering Charles Ward's call up to the Army and early training. Mentions that he applied to transfer to the Royal Air Force and although accepted, all transfers were cancelled due to imminent operations. Describes in detail fighting…

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Account of scattering ashes of Harold Dryhurst over Stansted airport. He was killed in an aircraft crash. Includes accounts of funeral and of accident.

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Horse drawn hearse with the coffin of Sergeant J C Shaw. There is a large group of airmen in greatcoats marching behind the hearse. The graveyard can be seen on the right of the photograph.

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Group of airmen in greatcoats standing to attention at the funeral of Sergeant J C Shaw. They are arranged in three rows. Behind are woods and the graveyard.

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A German officer leads the hearse containing the body of Sergeant J C Shaw. Behind the hearse are rows of British airmen wearing greatcoats. In the background is the graveyard and trees.

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The coffin of Sergeant J C Shaw is laid to rest by his fellow airmen. A group of German soldiers with rifles stands guard. The trees are bare of leaves.

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The grave of Sergeant J C Shaw covered in wreaths. In the background are more graves and bare trees.

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A German officer and two airmen in greatcoats saluting at the internment of Sergeant J C Shaw. Other airmen are holding wreaths to be laid on the grave. In the background the graveyard is lightly covered in snow, with the trees bare of leaves.

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Four airmen stand at the grave of Sergeant J C Shaw. On the right German soldiers fire their rifles in salute.

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A group of airmen at the internment of Sergeant J C Shaw. Two, on the left are saluting. Other airmen are holding wreaths for the grave. Light snow on the ground and trees bare of leaves in the background.

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A wreath from the Luftwaffe on the grave of Sergeant J C Shaw. It contains the words 'Die Deutsche Luftwaffe'.

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Three photographs and a newspaper cutting. The first two show the graves at Belsen, one of them still open. The third shows a group of German servicemen. The newspaper cutting reports that allied servicemen have contributed some of their rations to…

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Four photographs, two of Belsen, one shows two allied servicemen with rifles standing in front of a gravesite, captioned 'Belsen'.
The second shows a large amount of discarded shoes.
The other two show a large two storey building. There are…

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A view of rows of graves. On the reverse 'British Military Cemetary [sic] Singapore Oct 1946'.

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Top left - view of three rows of white headstones in cemetery. Captioned 'British War Cemetery, Rheinberg, Germany'.
Bottom right - a name wearing suit standing between rows of white headstones in a cemetery. Captioned 'Daddy visiting Bob's grave in…

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Two photographs of the burial of British airmen at Vevey. The coffins have union flags draped over. There is a large attendance in the background. One photograph is annotated 'First photo of 14 graves taken by Mrs Desborough, Vevey Burial service in…

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Faded image show an honour guard of troops with rifles on the left with other people in the background. Iron railings behind troops

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Certificate of burial for Roy Chadwick in parish of Woodford in city of Chester on 27 August 1947. Annotated 'Grave Number M.W. B13 and 14'.

YPattissonC1264245v1.pdf
Transcription of day by day account of activities from 19 April 1942 to 3 October 1942. Commences with photograph of Squadron in front of Halifax and of pilots on training course (Pattisson top left), Records daily activities, casualties, losses of…

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Combat report by Flying Officer V S Breckenridge. Relates first attack by fighter killed wireless operator and wounded rear and mid-upper gunners as well as damaging the aircraft. Second fighter attack caused more damage and the pilot and navigator…

MTansleyEH149542-161027-01.pdf
About Lancaster (ED655) of 57 Squadron over target 22/23 September 1943. Report on engagement on two enemy night fighters by mid-upper and rear gunners. First enemy aircraft claimed as destroyed. Damage to Lancaster engine sub-frame. Continues with…

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Gives details of death, parents, war grave and cemetery locations

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Description of roll of honour and asking if addressee would like to own the part of the register with the name Sergeant John Richard Davies - to fill in attached form.

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission work order, for graves including that of A H D Batty.

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From Air Ministry casualty branch reporting that the Royal Air Force Missing Research and Inquiry Service in Holland had located husband's grave in Venlo. Goes on to describe graves of aircrew recovered from same crash. Mentions some facts about…
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