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Brown, Dakin, Graham, Greenan, MacDonell, MacNab, MacLeod, Mallett, McKee, Mercer, Music, Shaw, Stephenson, Thompson, Urwin



Private John Proctor Urwin (9th September 1919)
Sunderland (Bishopwearmouth) Cemetery, City of Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England
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Private
432272
6th December 1877, Winlaton, Co. Durham, England
9th September 1919,
Tooting Military Hospital, Tooting, Surrey, England
41
Regimental Depot, 49th Bn. Canadian Infantry
20. CC. 2486

He resided at 122nd Street, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
and was the husband of Anna Morris Urwin.
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Sergeant Joseph Miles MacDonell (6th June 1941)
Hylton Cemetery (Castleton), Tyne and Wear, England
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Sergeant (Pilot)
20th March 1918, Toronto, Ontario
6th June 1941
23
Royal Canadian Air Force
Sec. D, Row 1, Grave 725

Son of Miles and Rose MacDonell, of Toronto, Ontario. Canada.

The incident happened on June 6, 1941, when a Hawker Hurricane Mk I collided with the side of a hill at Ettersgill Common, near Forest-in-Teesdale.
The pilot, Sergeant Joseph Miles MacDonell, 23, of the Royal Canadian Air Force was killed on impact. He had been with the No 55 Operational Training Unit based at RAF Usworth, Sunderland.

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Sergeant Lorne Edwin Brown (13th August 1941)
Old Cemetery, Wrentham, Suffolk, England
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Sergeant (Wireless Op./Air Gunner)
15th November 1919, Port Rowan, Ontario, Canada.
13th August 1941
21
Royal Canadian Air Force
76 (R. A. F.) Sqdn.
Sec. D, Grave 46

Son of Lorne and Annie Mildred Brown, of Port Rowan, Ontario, Canada.

Sergeant Brown was a Wireless Operator/Gunner on a Handley Page Halifax Bomber L9562 that was returning from a raid over Berlin on the 12th/13th August 1941. On approach to its home airfield (Middleton St George) it burst int flames and crashed into the Airfield, all crew were lost. It was one of 3 from the 76th Squadron that were lost that night on the raid.

The other crew members were:

Sergeant Cecil Austin, Flight Engineer, Royal Air Force
buried in Oxford (Headington) Cemetery, Oxfordshire, England

Sergeant Edward Peter Hogan, Wireless Op./Air Gunner, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
buried in Sunderland (Southwick) Cemetery, Durham, England

Flight Sergeant John McHale, Pilot, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
buried in Leeds Roman Catholic Cemetery, Yorkshire, England

Sergeant Reginald James McInnes, Pilot, Royal Canadian Air Force
buried in Middleton St. George (St. George) Churchyard, Durham, England

Sergeant Stanley Charles Mayes, Observer, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
buried in Northampton (Kingsthorpe) Cemetery, Northamptonshire, England

Flight Sergeant James Gardner Simpson West, Air Gunner, Royal Air Force
buried in Slamannan Cemetery, Sterlingshire, Scotland

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Sergeant William Thomas Ross Stephenson (17th August 1941)
Scampton Cemetery, Scampton, Lincolnshire, England
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Sergeant (Pilot)
14th July 1913, Omemee, Ontario, Canada
17th August 1941
28
Royal Canadian Air Force
104 (R. A. F.) Sqdn
Grave 29 (Old part)

Son of William G. Stephenson and Florence I. Stephenson, of Omemee, Ontario, Canada.
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Sergeant James D'Arcy Lees Graham (10th February 1942)
Hylton Cemetery (Castleton), Tyne and Wear, England
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Sergeant (Pilot)
27th December 1917, Calgary, Alberta
10th February 1942
24
Royal Canadian Air Force
Sec. D, Row 1, Grave 707

Son of James C. Graham and Florence E. Graham (nee Lees),
of Carstairs, Alberta, Canada.

On the 10th February 1942, 24 years old Sergeant Pilot James D’Arcy Lees Graham, Service no. R77959, from Carstairs Alberta a member of the Royal Canadian Airforce based at RAF Usworth, was tragically killed in a flying accident, crash landing into what was once an orchard opposite the High Marley Hill Radio Mast.
The Air Ministry Crash Card records that on the 10th February 1942 a single seater fighter aircraft Hawker Hurricane MK1, serial number P3664, flew into high ground in a squall, the weather deteriorated and the aircraft dived out of low cloud into a snow squall and failed to pull out of the dive.

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Sergeant Thomas Dunbar Dakin (23rd March 1942)
Scampton Cemetery, Scampton, Lincolnshire, England
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Sergeant (Pilot)
2nd July 1922, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
23rd March 1942
19
Royal Canadian Air Force
Grave 32 (Old part)

Son of Dr. Warren Augustus Dakin, M. D., and Areta Hope Dakin, of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

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Flight Sergeant Kenneth Gilbert McKee (16th May 1942)
Scampton Cemetery, Scampton, Lincolnshire, England
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Flight Sergeant (Wireless Op./Air Gunner)
04th April 1921 in Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada
16th May 1942
21
Royal Canadian Air Force
Grave 1 (New part)

Son of Fred G. McKee and Vera A. McKee, of Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada.
Flight Sergeant David Charles MacNab (16th May 1942)
Scampton Cemetery, Scampton, Lincolnshire, England
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Flight Sergeant (Observer)
17th March 1920, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
16th May 1942
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Royal Canadian Air Force
Grave 5 (New part)

Son of Duncan and Edith MacNab, of Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

Airborne from Upwood on a night navigation sortie, the pilot lost control at 10,000ft whilst flying on instruments in thick cloud and spun in. One crew member, believed to be an air gunner, successfully abandoned the aircraft before it crashed. P/O W. H. Parr, F/Sgt D. C. MacNab and F/Sgt K. G. McKee all died in this incident.

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Flying Officer Robert Simpson Shaw (4th November 1942)
Scampton Cemetery, Scampton, Lincolnshire, England
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Flying Officer (Pilot)
27th August 1918, Gainsborough, Saskatchewan
4th November 1942
24
Royal Canadian Air Force
Grave 9 (New part)

Son of Frederick Syer Shaw and Nina Leora Shaw (nee Freeman), of Gainsborough, Saskatchewan, Canada.
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Sergeant Keith Paterson Mercer (13th November 1942)
Scampton Cemetery, Scampton, Lincolnshire, England
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Sergeant (Pilot)
28th April 1919, Montreal, Province of Quebec
13th November 1942
23
Royal Canadian Air Force
97 (R. A. F.) Sqdn
Grave 14 (New part)

Son of Keith and Grace Isobel Mercer, of Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada.

To the same air crew belonged:
Sergeant Albert Edward Trott, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Flying Officer Frank Mayes, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Flight Sergeant Archie Edward Shelson, Royal Canadian Air Force

They all are buried in Scampton Cemetery.

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Flight Sergeant Thomas Norman MacLeod (12th December 1942)
Scampton Cemetery, Scampton, Lincolnshire, England
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Flight Sergeant (Air Gunner)
29th August 1916, Onnisfail, Alberta
12th December 1942
26
Royal Canadian Air Force
57 (R. A. F.) Sqdn
Grave 16 (New part)

Son of Norman E. MacLeod and Jane Elizabeth MacLeod, of Innisfail, Alberta, Canada; husband of Louise MacLeod, of Innisfail.

Thomas MacLeod was married to Louise Belliveau, and they had two children. He joined the R.C.A.F. in 1941, and had completed a tour of 32 flights. Because they were desperate for experienced crews he took on a few more trips. On the way home from Turin, Italy they were badly shot up and crash landed in England. Tom died in hospital 36 hours later on December 12, 1942.

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The Crew of the Avro Lancaster R5894 DX-T
Flying Officer John Ferguson Greenan (2nd March 1943)
Scampton Cemetery, Scampton, Lincolnshire, England
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Flying Officer (Pilot)
28th December 1920, Calgary, Alberta
2nd March 1943
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Royal Canadian Air Force
57 (R. A. F.) Sqdn.
Grave 21 (New part)

Son of Joseph J. Greenan and Mary P. Greenan, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Flight Sergeant Frederick Warren Music (2nd March 1943)
Scampton Cemetery, Scampton, Lincolnshire, England
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Flight Sergeant (Navigator)
15th August 1920, Regina, Saskatchewan
2nd March 1943
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Royal Canadian Air Force
57 (R. A. F.) Sqdn.
Grave 24 (New part)

Son of Louis and Rose Music, of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Sergeant John Burns Mallett (2nd March 1943)
Scampton Cemetery, Scampton, Lincolnshire, England
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Sergeant (Flight Engineer)
11th May 1918, Palmerston, Ontario
2nd March 1943
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Royal Canadian Air Force
57 (R. A. F.) Sqdn.
Grave 23 (New part)

Son of Frederick Thomas Mallett and Mary Luella Burns Mallett, of Palmerston, Ontario, Canada.

On Monday, 01 March 1943, (a part of) the aircraft of the 57 squadron (RCAF), took off for a mission to Berlin in Germany from a station (airfield) near Scampton.
One of the crew members was Flying Officer J. F. Greenan RCAF. He and his crew departed for their mission at 19:06. He flew with a Avro Lancaster (type I, with serial R5894 and code DX-T). His mission and of the other crew members was planned for Tuesday, 02 March 1943.

Also to the crew belonged:
Sergeant Frank Cyril Edward Miller, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Sergeant Harold William Ricketts, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

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Gunner Robert Christopher Thompson (17th February 1944)
Castleside Cemetery, Consett, Co. Durham, England
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Gunner
M/51503
26th March 1909, Castleside, Durham, England
Clairesholm, Alberta, Canada
17th February 1944
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19 Field Regt. Royal Canadian Artillery
North-east corner

Son of John Henry and Beatrice Mary Thompson, of Blackhill. Durham, England.
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Canadian war graves in the internet
Far from Home - Canadian War Graves of WW I
Wikipedia Canadian war cemeteries
The War Graves - War Graves Photographic Project
Veterans Affairs Canada - Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Library and Archives Canada - Canada and the First World War
Find a Grave - Brookwood Military Cemetery



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