1606172 Gunner Harry SEEKINS, 205 Bty, 68 LAA Regiment, Royal Artillery

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  1. archivist

    archivist Well-Known Member

    Can anyone please help with advice on how to check out the death of a Royal Artillery Gunner 1606172 Harry Seekins who died on 30th August 1941 and was buried in the churchyard of St Mary Magdalene at East Keswick, Cumbria. He was a member of 205 Battery 68 Light Anti-aircraft Regiment.

    I am trying to establish whether this soldier died at Consett, County Durham after being struck by a Hurricane during a mock attack on the aerial defences there which happened on the same day as that given for his death

  2. nicks

    nicks Very Senior Member

    I've had a quick look on FMP, his Royal Artillery Casualty Card only states that he died in the UK, casualty list states accidentally killed, death registration details below. I suspect a death certificate would only state Killed on War Operations but would be worth ordering in order to confirm location.

    First name(s) HARRY
    Last name SEEKINS
    Gender Male
    Birth day -
    Birth month -
    Birth year 1906
    Age 35
    Death quarter 3
    Death year 1941
    District Durham North Western
    County Durham
    Volume 10A
    Page 545
    Country England
  3. jonheyworth

    jonheyworth Senior Member

    War diary ? Ask drew to get you it ?
  4. archivist

    archivist Well-Known Member

    This has to be the man -there were only 4 people who died that day in Durham North Western and only one of them was a soldier. Thank you very much for your help.
    nicks likes this.

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