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Current record for: William Arthur George Alston
Deceased Folder  Deceased Folder
Name William Arthur George Alston
Born in Not Known
Resident of Not Known
Died 23/09/1944
Age 22

Cause of Death Not Known

Cemetery or memorial Brookwood Military Cemetery, United Kingdom
Grave or panel reference 21. D. 10.

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World War 2
Training flight - loss of aircraft at home
Loss of Lancaster III (Reg. PB512 60-)

Relative(s)      Relative(s)
  • Florence Alston, Mother
    Upper Holloway
  • Norah Charlotte Alston, Wife
    Upper Holloway
  • Arthur William George Alston, Father
    Upper Holloway
Military Information Military Information

Rank Leading Aircraftman
Service Number 1509278
Unit 582 Squadron
Regiment Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Service Air (RAF Bomber Command)
Enlisted in Not Known