RAFVR Cpl Frank Bickers 946620

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  1. noggin1969

    noggin1969 Well-Known Member

    Sorry not a lot to go on but does anyone have any info on :

    Rank: Corporal

    Service No: 946620

    Date of Death: 28/08/1943

    Age: 27

    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

    Grave Reference: 9. A. 14.


    Additional Information: Son of Pte. Francis Bickers, the East Yorkshire Regt. (killed in action in France, 23rd August, 1918), and Lavinia Patricia Bickers; husband of Marion Bickers, of Newark, Nottinghamshire. The KARACHI 1939-45 WAR MEMORIAL
  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005
    Name: Francis Bickers
    Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1941
    Registration district: Newark
    Inferred County: Nottinghamshire
    Spouse: Marion Wilby
    Volume Number: 7b
    Page Number: 1050

    It is difficult to know if he slightly changed his first name, the registrar noted incorrectly or Ancestry have transposed it wrongly but it is worth noting for when you or others are searching for details that he may have a different forename

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  3. RAFCommands

    RAFCommands Senior Member

    The RAF Overseas Deaths register - or in full - War Deaths (RAF -All Ranks) 1939 - 1948

    gives his last unit as No.320 MU

    You can view the ORB for this unit at The National Archives but it's a less than even chance that there is any mention of the death cause.

    You can also apply online to the GRO at Liverpool for a copy of his death certificate using

    Bickers, Frank 1943, Vol 2, Page 76

    This has a better than even chance of recording the actual cause of death and location.

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  4. RCG

    RCG Senior Member, Deceased

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  5. noggin1969

    noggin1969 Well-Known Member

    Thank you all very much.
  6. Jagan

    Jagan Junior Member

    No mention of him in the 320 MU ORB for this date/month
  7. noggin1969

    noggin1969 Well-Known Member

    Just an update on Cpl Bickers : I ordered the death certificate from the GRO. Cpl Bickers was serving with 320 MU and died at No 1 Indian British General Hospital , Karachi , India of Poliomyelitis.
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