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help wanted for searching relatives John Williamson Oakley

Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:57 am

Hello,

I'm Mark de Weerd from Dongen, the Netherlands. I'm a researching a planecrash which happend on the night of 25th of May 1944. All crewmembers of an english Halifax bomber were killed there and buried at our local cemetry. We are planning to erect a memorial plaque at the crash site. For the plaque we need to find photo's and information about the crewmembers. For 6 of the 7 crewmembers I've already found relatives who provide me with their help. The only one I'm searching for is Flying officer John Williamson Oakley. serviceno. 154403.
Born in april 24th 1922
Son of Herman Vivian Oakley (Oehlke, changed their German name into Oakley) and Helen Maud Williamson Oakley

can anybody help me finding (and get me in contact with) relatives?

Re: help wanted for searching relatives John Williamson Oakl

Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:58 pm

There is a Richard Oakley investigating his family on ancestry.co.uk He has this gentleman in his tree, with pictures and other details. I have messaged him through ancestry pointing him at your forum entry.

https://www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/ ... 9262/facts

Re: help wanted for searching relatives John Williamson Oakl

Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:06 pm

Thank you for answering. I've already been in contact with Richard, unfortunatly they have lost contact with that part of the family.

Re: help wanted for searching relatives John Williamson Oakl

Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:52 pm

You should be able to trace the family via Wills & Grant of Probate

Hermann V Oakley b 10 Jan 1894 died
Name: Hermann Vivian Oakley
Death Date: 20 Mar 1979
Death Place: Oxted Sy
Probate Date: 4 Jul 1979
Probate Registry: London
Estate value £32k+

Helen M b 25 Dec 1893 died Mar 1979
Name: Ellen Maud Oakley
Death Date: 30 Jan 1979
Death Place: Oxted Sy
Probate Date: 29 May 1979
Probate Registry: London
Estate Value £4k

Re: help wanted for searching relatives John Williamson Oakl

Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:36 pm

Markdw - I have sent you a private message. A possible lead. I hope it helps.
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