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Name: Aidan AISTON
Casualty No.: Ranks: Pilot Officer (Air Bomber) Initials: A Service No.: 176489
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Age at Death: 20
Unit: 192 Squadron,Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted:
Place of Residence: Runhead, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 12 Runhead Gardens, Ryton on Tyne,Co. Durham.
Previous Address: Grange Farm, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Civilian Employment: Butcher at Blaydon on Tyne, Co Durham.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Wednesday 5th July 1944
Place of Death: France
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Stargate War Memorial, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Vase,at St. Mary and St Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church, Stella,Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Fort Mahon Plage Cemetery, France
Decoration and Medals: 1939-45 Star. Air Crew Europe Star. War Medal.
Photographs: 1
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Newcastle Evening Chronicle, In Memoriam, 4th July, 1946.
Family Details:
Son of Aidan and Nellie Aiston, of Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Cousin: Leo Matthew Aiston.
Notes : Aidan's cousin, Leo Matthew Aiston was to lose his life on 2nd February 1943, whilst serving with the Fleet Air Arm. He was in a Blackburn Skua aircraft which crashed into a quarry near Bolton, Lancashire, and the pilot also lost his life. The brass vase in St. Mary and St Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church, Stella, commemorates the names of the entire crew of the Halifax bomber who lost their lives in July 1944: Flight Lieutenant Anthony William Thompson, Flight Sergeant Tom Charlesworth, Flight Sergeant George Richards, Flight Sergeant William Frank Schofield, Flight Sergeant Eric Arthur Padley and Flying Officer Ronald Leonard Smith.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Blaydon Courier, 4th May, 1945.
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