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Thomas William Brown

Admitted to:

RAF Topcliffe SSQ. Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge (11/42). RAF Hospital Northallerton (02/09/43).

Date of Injury:

01/11/1942

D.O.B/Age when admitted:

23

Cause of Incident:

Accident. Injured by accidental discharge of rifle.

Transferred to QVH:

02/09/1943

Injuries:

Gunshot wound to right hand.

No. of Operations at East Grinstead:



IDENTITY CARD

This is to certify that the patient mentioned below and whose description is stated hereon is the authorised holder of this Identity card.


Forename:

Thomas William

Surname:

Brown

Service No:

1404165

Nationality:

British


Awards/Honours:

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Patient Unit:

RAF Topcliffe

Profession:

Wireless Op/Air Gunner

Patient Rank:

AC1

Death:

1990

Age at Death:

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Dr Rank:

Dr Unit:

Notes:

Brown qualified as a Wireless Operator and Air Gunner in October 1940. He flew in Whitleys with 78Sqn out of RAF Dishforth, North Yorkshire, then with 405 Sqn out of RAF Pocklington, East Yorkshire.

Glossary:

SSQ - Station Sick Quarters

Further Reading:

References:

'Thomas Brown', Desmond O'Connell, The Guinea Pig, New Year 1991, pp. 5-6.



East Grinstead Museum Collection:
EGRTM 2751.2 - black and white photograph of Brown