During the research for this project we have come across a number of individuals who we have found were killed in action (KIA) or died due to hostilities. We feel that we should make a record of such finds, most being found as a result of reading letters written to Norah which have come into my care. These will be added to as time goes on.
In a letter to Norah Leggatt from No 1377372 William "Willie" Turnbull RAF on 22nd August 1942 William tells Norah of George P Hughs being KIA. Sadly William Turnbull will be KIA the following year. He was a Gunner wireless Op on Bostons.
GEORGE PRYCE HUGHES (Argentine Anglo)
who died on July 11, 1942 Near Rejsby, Denmark
Service Number:J/4819Age:29Force:Air ForceUnit:Royal Canadian Air ForceDivision:105 (R.A.F.) SqdnCitation:1939-45 Star, Air Crew Europe Star, War Medal 1939-45, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp. Mentioned in despatches 13 June, Posthumously awarded RCAF Operational Wings in recognition of gallant service in action against the enemy, the 26 February 1947.Honours and Awards:Mentioned in Despatches.
Date and Place of Birth:October 24, 1912 Buenos Aires, Argentina Date and Place of Enlistment:October 14, 1940 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada .
Son of late George Davies and Hope Julia (née Murray) Hughes, of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Cousin of Pilot Officer Richard Pryce Hughes, Royal Canadian Air Force attached to the 10 (RAF) Squadron, killed in action on 15 April 1942.
Commemorated on Page 83 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance.
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Cemetery: ESBJERG (FOURFELT) CEMETERYDenmarkCemetery PlanGrave Reference:AIII. 11. 19. Location:
Esbjerg is a port in south-western Jutland. ESBJERG (FOURFELT) CEMETERY is about 3 kilometres to the north of the town, off the road to Hjerting, along the Gravlundvej.
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Turnbull, William KIA 9/19/1943 Sgt 114 Sq Boston (Argentine Anglo)
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