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Harold Woodrow Leeman

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:1656 C.U. RAF
Name of Rgt or Ship:Command Unknown
Country of burial:Lost OverseasGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Runnymede Memorial
Town Memorial:Hale
Extra Information:
There is some confusion over his name - the local memorials (St. Peter's &
Altrincham Grammar School's) list him as "H.W. Leeman".   The local
newspapers list him the same.    Whereas the CWGC and the RAF list him as
"Harold Woodrow" - no mention of surname "Leeman".

A mystery.    I cannot find a birth registration for a Harold Leeman, only
one for a Harold Woodrow - born during the March quarter 1923 - Northwich
R.D. - ref: 8a/372 - If this is correct, then his mother's maiden name was
Simpson.   That would make him the son of Charles E. & Mary Woodrow (nee
Simpson) who married at Northwich in 1920.

Flying in a Mark 1 Lancaster bomber, No. ED316 with 1656 Conversion Unit,
they took off from RAF Lindholme on the 17th January 1943 for an operation
over Berlin.   They were lost without trace.    The pilot was a New
Zealander and, with the exception of Sgt Woodrow, all the others

By 1946 his Mother & Tommy ??? were at Sheffield.  That would be his
brother - Thomas T. Woodrow born in 1924.

Acceptance of his death reported in the 18/01/1946 edition of the Sale &
Stretford Guardian.

Memorials found on:
St. Peter's (Gorse Hill)
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