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George Arthur
Pilot Officer (Pilot) 138648, 218 (GC) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in Palestine, as the result of air operations 5th March 1943. Aged 22. Buried at REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 10. Row C, Collective grave 6-11.
Irwin Russell

Flight Lieutenant 124528, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 2nd September 1945. Aged 22. Son of Leonard Stanley and Esther Cecilia Redman, of Southgate, Middlesex. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot 7. Row C. Grave 1.

Extract from The Times, Thursday, 6 September 1945, page 1:

REDMAN.—On Sept. 2, 1945, killed in Palestine, as the result of air operations, FLT. LIEUT. IRWIN RUSSELL REDMAN ("Joe"), aged 22, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard S. Redman, of 30, Wynchgate, London, N.14. No letters, please.

Eric Gordon
Flying Officer (Navigator (Bomber)) 135911, 107 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 28th February 1944. Aged 21. Son of Eric Chadwick Renshaw and Frances Renshaw, of Manchester. Buried in BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY, Surrey. Plot 20. Row C. Grave 17.
William Midgley
Corporal 2358759, 11th Armoured Division Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Wounded 2nd May 1945, died of those wounds 3rd May 1945. Aged 31. Born and resident Preston. Son of William Inglis Robinson and Nancy Robinson, of Preston, Lancashire; husband of Eveline (nee Wignall) Robinson, of Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston, married 1940 in the Preston Registration District, lancashire. . B.A. (Hons.). Buried in CELLE WAR CEMETERY, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 1. Row C. Grave 5.
Peter Curtis
Pilot Officer 188413, 601 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 23rd April 1945. Aged 21. Son of Sydney George Robson, and of Elsie Florence Robson, of Ramsgate, Kent. Buried in ARGENTA GAP WAR CEMETERY, Italy, Plot I. Row F. Grave 1.
Herbert William Chesters
Corporal 7913134, 46th (The Liverpool Welsh), Royal Tank Regiment, Royakl Armoured Corps. Missing, killed in action in the Middle East 22nd July 1942. Aged 23. Born 7th May 1919 in Cheshire, resident Manchester. Son of Maj. William Albert Rowe and Margaret Irene Rowe, of Wheelock, Cheshire. B.Sc., Hons. In the 1939 Register he was a Student (Manchester University), son of William A and Margaret I Rowe, resident 495 Crewe Road, Sandbach U.D., Cheshire. No known grave. Commemorated at ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 23.
Thomas Wharton
Corporal 14036857, Intelligence Corps. Died 5th March 1946. Aged 19. Born 1st May 1926. Son of John Proctor Russell and Eva Mary Russell, of Old Trafford, Manchester. B.A. (Manchester). Buried in KHAYAT BEACH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot C. Row A. Grave 6.

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