Father and Son:E.C.Shirley Pioneer Corps :G.F.C.G.Shirley Royal Air Force

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Major SHIRLEY, EDWARD CHARLES
    Service Number 111277

    Died 26/05/1942

    Pioneer Corps
    Buried at RICKMANSWORTH (CHORLEYWOOD ROAD) CEMETERY

    Location: Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
    Number of casualties: 43

    Cemetery/memorial reference: Sec. L.L. Row 2. Grave 23.

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    Warrant Officer (Pilot) SHIRLEY, GEORGE FREDERICK C. GRANDFIELD
    Service Number 1202160

    Died 27/08/1944

    Aged 24

    635 Sqdn.
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

    Son of Edward Charles and Priscilla Mary Shirley; husband of Kathleen Shirley, of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.


    INSCRIPTION
    ALWAYS LOVINGLY REMEMBERED
    Buried at KIEL WAR CEMETERY

    Location: Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
    Number of casualties: 898

    Cemetery/memorial reference: Coll. grave 1. J. 10-12.
     
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  2. ozzy16

    ozzy16 Patron Patron

    Lancaster ND693 F2-B, 635 sqn, Op Kiel. (26/27 Aug 1944)
    T/O 2040 Downham Market, shot down by a night-fighter and crashed 2310 at Guby, 8 km ESE of Schieswig.

    W/O G F C G Shirley +
    Sgt P J Nolan POW
    F/S P E Evans +
    Sgt E Lancaster +
    F/S F C Owen +
    Sgt J Tulloch +
    Sgt K V Ritchie +

    Those who died are buried at Kiel war cemetery. :poppy::poppy::poppy::poppy::poppy::poppy:

    From Chorley Bomber Command Losses volume 5, 1944.


    Graham.
     
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  3. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    1939 REGISTER
    5 Pheasants Way, Rickmansworth U.D., Hertfordshire

    Name - DOB - Occupation - Marital status
    Edward C Shirley - 26 Jul 1894 - Motor Car Sales Manager - Married
    Priscilla M Shirley - 27 Jul 1883 - Unpaid Domestic Duties - Married
    The record for this person is officially closed.

    The 'closed' record is George as he was their only child.
     
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