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Re: Document officially closed 🤷‍♂️ ?????
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 15 October 20 11:59 BST (UK) »
https://www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/GLA/NewtonNottage/Porthcawl/WarMem

That shows he is the only Watts on the Porthcawl War Memorial names of those who died in WW2

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Re: Document officially closed 🤷‍♂️ ?????
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 15 October 20 12:12 BST (UK) »
Mate I canít thank you enough ..... all the family had was a memory of 2 photos on the wall ..... one in his khaki uniform and one of a grave somewhere .... it all ties in with the dates , mother father etc , so yeah Iíd say thatís him ..... Iíll need go visit the memorial in Porthcawl now the next time Iím in wales ..... thanks again 👍

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« Reply #11 on: Thursday 15 October 20 12:23 BST (UK) »
If you no longer have the grave photo it is possible to get one from the war graves photographic project (cost to email one to you would be £4, which helps to fund their work)

https://www.twgpp.org/photograph/view/2192461

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« Reply #12 on: Thursday 15 October 20 12:42 BST (UK) »
From the CWGC

LEADING AIRCRAFTMAN
JOSEPH ROY WATTS
Service Number: 1352287
Regiment & Unit/Ship
Royal Air Force

462 (R.A.A.F.) Sqdn.

Date of Death
Died 20 April 1943

Age 22 years old

Buried or commemorated at
TRIPOLI WAR CEMETERY

Coll. grave 5. B. 5-11.

Libya

Son of Thomas and Ellen Watts, of Porthcawl, Glamorgan.

Personal Inscription:  SHORT WAS YOUR LIFE, MY DEAREST SON, BUT PEACEFUL BE YOUR REST. R.I.P.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Document officially closed 🤷‍♂️ ?????
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 15 October 20 12:59 BST (UK) »
Thanks girl guide , thatís him

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Re: Document officially closed 🤷‍♂️ ?????
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 15 October 20 13:03 BST (UK) »
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20 April 1943 (12 deaths) and 20 November 1943 (11 deaths) were the two worst days for ground crew losses for 462 Squadron, both events similarly occurring during the "bombing up" of an aircraft scheduled for Ops on those nights.
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Middle East, 20 April 1943 Ė Ground Staff, 12 personnel, killed as a result of two consecutive explosions which occurred during the "bombing up" of an aircraft scheduled for Ops that night. All 12 were initially buried at the Misurata Cemetery, but now lie at the Tripoli War Cemetery, Libya.
https://www.462squadron.com/pages/memorials/memorials_mid_east.html


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