Remembering Today 23/10/43 WO Class II:Dorothy Isa Gray Morrhall,W/6701,Auxiliary Territorial Servi

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  1. CL1

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

  2. CL1

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

    Any further info thank you


    Birth:

    1919

    Death:

    Oct. 23, 1943

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    In loving memory
    of
    Dorothy Morrhall
    Killed on Salisbury Plain
    while serving in the A.T.S.
    on 23rd. October 1943
    and her parents
    Leonard Charles Pailing
    1896-1979
    Lilian May Pailing
    1896-1985

    A.T.S. = Auxiliary Territorial Service
    Warrant Officer, Class II
    Company Sergeant Major
    Service Number: W/6701

    Wife of Edward Geoffrey Morrhall, of Ellesmere, Shropshire.

    Note that the records of the Commonwealth War Graves Association give her father as George Cowie Gray, and her mother as Lilian Gray. It is, of course, possible that, for instance, George may have died and Lilian re-married, to Leonard.

    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=135975220
     
  3. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    Clive,
    From the Western Gazette 29th October 1943
     

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  4. Guy Hudson

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  5. CL1

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

    Thank you Guy and TD (via pm) for the information.Much appreciated
    Assume it was a bomb that dropped.


    regards
    Clive
     
  6. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    CL1

    I note that it was even mentioned in Hansard's
    http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1943/nov/03/accident-salisbury-plain


    It also appears that there is an FOI request in with the MOD that covers this exact accident:

    15-08-2011-114532-009 12/09/2011 Please provide full details of the accident on 23 October 1943 when five members of the ATS were killed following an incident involving a low-flying plane over Salisbury Plain.

    Link: - https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/16772/reqaug11.csv/preview (about 1/3rd of the way down, might be worth investigating further if you have the time.

    TD
     
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  7. Dissertation

    Dissertation New Member

    816F1F6F-9841-4E13-B13B-7495616ABE9B.jpeg F3736E7A-254F-428E-8CAE-8A2869935EB3.jpeg 3159763F-4B3F-46C3-BC10-FFCED333B8DE.jpeg Hi. My mum was in the ATS and in 1995 at the age of 77 she did an MA in women’s studies. Her dissertation was on “Women in the ATS in the Second World War. I was just flicking through my copy and came across this description from Ruth Pashley, (one of the ladies my mum interviewed for her research) of an incident that I think might be the one your relative was killed in. I thought you might be interested in her thoughts on it, and it’s aftermath.
    All the best.
     
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