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2204122   Sergeant Edward Colhoun McLaughlin
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 16/07/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 100 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (British Air Force)
Died: 02/01/1944 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
Edward Colhoun McLaughlin was the only son of Edward and Jeanie McLaughlin. He was born about 1925. The family lived in the Ballyronan area. Edward attended the Rainey School in Magherafelt. His father was a constable in the police. Prior to enlisting, Edward worked in Walsley, England in his uncle’s grocer shop. Edward McLaughlin joined the Royal Air Force Volunteer. On 2nd January 1944, Sergeant Edward McLaughlin’s Lancaster bomber took off from Grimsby for a night raid over Berlin. Sergeant McLaughlin was air gunner. The aircraft never returned.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Runnymede Memorial
  Runnymede, Surrey, 
Grave Ref: Panel 233
CWGC Casualty 1079574
This Memorial overlooks the River Thames on Cooper's Hill at Englefield Green between Windsor and Egham on the A308, 4 miles from Windsor.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW2 355
References and Links
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1 Bomber Command Details of flight and crash
2 Magherafelt War Dead Also listed on Magherafelt War Dead
3 RAF Commands Details of crew and air crash
4 Runnymede - panel 233 Bottom Photo of Sergeant Edward McLaughlin's inscription
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