Dollingstown War Memorial, Co. Down / Co. Armagh

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    WW1

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    WW2

    Flight Lieutenant HENRY DE LANDRE WATSON 
148537, 48 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died age 23 on 26 February 1947

    Son of C. S. Waller Watson and of Esme M. Watson (nee de Landre), of Gilford, Co. Down. Northern Ireland.

    Remembered with honour SINGAPORE MEMORIAL
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 460.
    CWGC :: Casualty Details

    Pilot Officer ALEXANDER WILLIAM VALENTINE GREEN

78082, 235 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died age 21
on 11 September 1940

    Son of Alexander and Marjory Green, of Craigavad, Co. Down.

    Remembered with honour RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 8.
    CWGC :: Casualty Details

    Gunner THOMAS JOHN ANDREWS 1473907, 12 Bty., 3 Searchlight Regt., Royal Artillery who died age 21 between 26 May 1940 and 02 June 1940

    Son of Robert John and Susan Andrews, of Dollingstown, Co. Down, Northern Ireland.

    Remembered with honour DUNKIRK MEMORIAL
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 10.
    CWGC :: Casualty Details

    G.E. BANKS
    POSSIBLE ENTRY:
    Gunner GEORGE EDMUND BANKS 853226, 9 Coast Regt., Royal Artillery who died age 27 on 05 March 1943
Remembered with honour SINGAPORE MEMORIAL
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 12.
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    Leading Signalman GEORGE PATRICK McDOWELL A.M., D/JX 143268, H.M.S. Kandahar, Royal Navy who died age 22 on 20 December 1941

    Son of Hugh and Elizabeth McDowell.

    Remembered with honour PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 50, Column 1.
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    ELIZABETH OSBORNE, NAAFI
    2 POSSIBLE ENTRIES:
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    ELIZA ELIZABETH EMMA OSBORNE Civilian War Dead who died age 57 on 22 February 1944 of 60 Percy Road.
    Wife of Henry Sidney Osborne.
    Injured 20 February 1944, at 60 Percy Road; died at Hammersmith Hospital.
    Remembered with honour HAMMERSMITH, METROPOLITAN BOROUGH

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    ELIZABETH ELLEN OSBORNE Civilian War Dead who died age 41 on 08 September 1940
    Wife of Charles William James Osborne, of 16 St. Helena Road.
    Died at 499 Silwood Street.
    Remembered with honour BERMONDSEY, METROPOLITAN BOROUGH

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    Diane - Thanks for mentioning the 2 RA guys.

    Regards - Robert
     
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    Pilot Officer ALEXANDER WILLIAM VALENTINE GREEN

78082, 235 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died age 21
on 11 September 1940

    Son of Alexander and Marjory Green, of Craigavad, Co. Down.

    Remembered with honour RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 8.
    CWGC :: Casualty Details
    11 September 1940
    235 Squadron
    Blenheim IV L9396 LA-E
    Op. Escort

    Took off 1555 hrs Thorney Island. Shot down at 1730 hrs possibly by III/JG26 while escorting Fleet Air Arm Fairey Albacores raiding Calais, France.

    CCL. - McNeill.
     
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    Flight Lieutenant HENRY DE LANDRE WATSON 
148537, 48 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve who died age 23 on 26 February 1947

    Son of C. S. Waller Watson and of Esme M. Watson (nee de Landre), of Gilford, Co. Down. Northern Ireland.

    Remembered with honour SINGAPORE MEMORIAL
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 460.
    CWGC :: Casualty Details



    26 February 1947
    48 Squadron
    Dakota KK120
    Place: South China Seas

    On a regular flight between Singapore and Saigon. No trace of the aircraft was found, and weather may have been a factor. F/L. Watson was the pilot.

    Final Landings - Cumming.
     
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    Robert, you're very welcome.

    Peter, many thanks for volunteering the information about the two RAFVR chaps. Additions which are greatly appreciated.

    Regards,
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    Diane,

    Superb photographs of the memorial.

    It looks a little isolated in the middle of the road and looks like it deserves a larger place for commemoration.

    Regards
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    Thanks Tom,
    It could be better placed I suppose, perhaps a little further back from the main road, but Dollingstown is a very small place and this is as central as it gets. One photo is a little misleading in that it is at the side of the main road - with a much quieter access road for the houses behind it. The railings are newish though and definitely makes it a good bit smarter to look at. Our village doesn't even have a memorial, so good on them that there is one at all.

    Regards,
    D
     

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