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WAAF's in WW2

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chaps Report 15 May 2013 21:45

Hi, I am trying to find some information on WAAF Heather Campbell Pearson who was killed during the war.

She lived in Newcastle, Down in Ireland .

Is there a website that I can lookup this information? I've tried Ancestry, Family and Findmypast without any luck.

Many thanks


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 15 May 2013 23:29

Records for WW2 personnel will still be with the MOD.
They charge £30 and take many months to locate and send copies of any records as their priorities are the current service men and women

You can check if she is named on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission site


chaps Report 16 May 2013 19:53

Thank you for your advice.

I did find a her name on a Roll of Honour at a Church in Newcastle, Down, maybe if I contact them they may hold a bit of information.

Best wishes


SylviaInCanada Report 16 May 2013 21:39

have you tried googling her name??

it is amazing what you can find via Google


DIZZI Report 17 May 2013 11:19



chaps Report 17 May 2013 16:14

Thank you Dizzi,

The Roll of Honour is at St John's, Newcastle in Down and Dromore. I contacted the church for more information ie. was she born or married there or is she buried there!! my reply from the Rector was that he would be happy to look it up but, would charge £12.00 an hour!!!

So back to the drawing board.

Thank you for your help


PatinCyprus Report 17 May 2013 16:43

Try RAFA (Royal Air Force Association)

Belfast Address is

Northern Ireland Office RAFA
21 Talbot St

if this doesn't work please come back to me as I am ex WRAF and a member of RAFA. :-)


chaps Report 17 May 2013 16:54

Thank you for your help, I'll contact them for more information.

Kind regards


PatinCyprus Report 17 May 2013 17:08

Also look to see if there is a British Legion in the area, they might help.

Am also a member, have just gone through my last British Legion Magazine and found some letters to the editor asking for help about similar things to what you want.

e-mail address

Hope you get an answer :-)


chaps Report 17 May 2013 18:39

Thank you again, I will update this thread with any information I get.

Best wishes