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Parish, George James (John)

Biographical

Surname(s)Parish
First name(s)George James (John)
Date of birth26 November 1915
Family detailsSon of Frances Parish and Stepson of Charles Connor, Husband of Winifred Parish of Murton Seaham Co Durham
Previous educationCoopers Company School
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dates at college1934-1938
Dept / courseFaculty of Science
QualificationsB.Sc. 1936, MSc 1937, Teachers Diploma 1938
Military unitRoyal Corps of Signals
Service number190516
War / conflictWorld War Two (1939-1945)
Date of death08/06/1946
Age at death30
Place of deathNigeria
Cause of deathA plane crash
Burial placeYaba Cemetery, Nigeria
Commemoration(s)King’ s College Chapel
Notes

R.A.F. Crash in Nigeria 
Names of 22 victims
The Air Ministry last night issued the names of the 22 persons who were killed when an R.A.F. Dakota crashed in Nigeria during a flight between Kano and Ikeja on the morning of June 9th. All the occupants of the aircraft lost their lives. The names are as follows: 

Crew: W/O. C.B. Morgan (Pilot); F/Lt. J.H. Gilfillan (Second Pilot); F/O. C.H. Lynch (Navigator); F/Sgt. R. Pitt; F/Sgt. C.D. Brough and A.C.1. R.W. Peden
Army Passengers: The Rev. C.G. Clarke, Royal Army Chaplains’ Dept.; Captain S. Rocklin, G.L. (Inf); Captain F.J. Parish, Royal Signals; Lt.-Col. D.G. Rowson, R.E.M.E.; Lt.-Col. J.W. Borradaile, Devonshire Regt.; Lt. R.P. Alberry, Pioneer, Pioneer Corps; Major W.B. Stimson, A.E. Corps; Major W.P.G. Morley, Royal Signals; Lt. J.S. Westcott, R.E.; Capt. R.T. Moore, R.A.M.C.; Capt. E. Stirling, R.A.M.C.; Sergt. J.R. Wallbank, R.E.
Civilian Passengers: Mr. W.D. Jones and Mr. R.E. Pike (Ministry of Supply); Mr. Hallawi and Mr. Saidi.

The next of kin have been informed.
The Times June 14th 1946

SourcesKing’ s College London Archives, Commonwealth War Graves Commission; The Times

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