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Colin Granville BIRCH
published by Pat Hase on Tue, 10/03/2020 - 22:16

I have received this query - I will pass on any response from our members.

"I am currently researching a Roll of Honour for Langholm, Dumfriesshire.
The Roll of Honour will be privately printed with any profits, after printing costs, donated to the Royal British Legion.
I am trying to locate a photo of Colin Granville Birch, son of the Revd. Arthur Pershouse Birch, and of Faith Madeline Birch, of Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, reported missing, 28/11/1940.
He was reported missing in the same aircraft as Robert Vevers, from Langholm.
I am also trying to locate a crew photo of the aircraft.
Any assistance would be most appreciated."

Colin was born in 1920 with mother's maiden name of ORAM.  In Sept 1940 the Western Daily Press reported that he had been awarded the DFC for an earlier action.  Colin BIRCH had been educated at Wells Cathedral School.  His father had died in 1924 and his mother remarried the same year to Rev James A TAYLOR in Bristol and they were living in Churchill Vicarage in 1939 with other BIRCH children

If you have any suggestions about a photograph - either of Colin BIRCH or the rest of the crew please add a comment


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Submitted by daveerasmus on Wed, 11/03/2020 - 14:18

Pat: There is a tree on Ancestry which includes Colin Birch. Attached to the tree is the document in the attached screenshot (39). On the next page is a photo which I assume is him - see screenshot (40). The tree is called Carter Family Tree and the owner's username is Gillian Mary Birch.

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Submitted by daveerasmus on Wed, 11/03/2020 - 14:21

Screenshot (39) seems to have disappeared! Attached (I hope).

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Submitted by Pat Hase on Wed, 11/03/2020 - 18:01

That's fantastic Dave! - Many thanks - have sent it to the enquirer.

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