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Name: Robert Aldridge MAGUIRE
Casualty No.: Ranks: Petty Officer Airman Initials: R A Service No.: FX77831
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Age at Death: 24
Unit: HMS Owl, Royal Navy.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted:
Place of Residence:
Home Address:
Previous Address: Orchard House, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Civilian Employment:
How Died: As a result of a flying accident.
Date of Death: Friday 15th December 1944
Place of Death:
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Bible Communicant Member, Holy Cross Church, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Rosskeen Parish Churchyard Extensions, Scotland.
Decoration and Medals: 1939-45 Star. War Medal.
Photographs: 0
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: No
Family Details:
Son of Captain Robert Aldridge Maguire, and Elizabeth Constance Maguire, of Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Husband of Winifred Ross Maguire, of Glasgow, Scotland. Brothers: Dennis and Brian.
Notes : It is believed that Robert's wife Winifred was pregnant with their child when the fatal accident occurred. The Maguire family owned a General Dealers shop near Ryton School. Robert was a former member of William Cock's Boys Club, situated near the family home. His father was a veteran of World War 1 and continued to be involved in the Home Guard during World War 2 at a local level.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Information from a local resident.
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