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Flying Officer Arthur Buckby Sinton R.A.F.
 Born
3d 8mo 1914 in Banford House, Knockagore (Townland), Gilford, Co. Down, Ireland, United Kingdom [ s751 s4556 ]
 Died
26d 6mo 1943 in Lost On Active Service WWII [ s752 ]
 Father
Born 27d 7mo 1870 - Died 25d 6mo 1943
 Mother
Born 1d 4mo 1884 - Died 23d 5mo 1968
 Spouse
Born 1 April 1916 - Died 18d 8mo 2006
 Married
 
 Child 1
Details Withheld
 Child 2
Details Withheld
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NOTE: Information has been withheld on living persons and those born after 1920 for whom no death record is available.
GENERAL NOTES
Remembrance Poppy and Exhortation

Birth Certificate of Arthur Buckby Sinton - 3 August 1914Birth Certificate of Arthur Buckby Sinton - 3 August 1914
[RFSS Oct 2019]

Ireland Civil Registration Birth Indexes
Name: Arthur Buckby Sinton
Registration District: Banbridge
Registration Quarter and Year: Jul - Sep 1914
Volume Number: 1
Page Number: 122
Index Number: 253
[RFSS Oct 2019]

Quaker Records Ireland - Birth Details
Name: Arthur Buckby Sinton
Gender: Son
Date of Birth: 3d 8mo 1914
Place of Birth: Banford House, Knockagore, Co. Down
Parents: Freberick B. and Hannah Maria Sinton
Parents' Residence: Banford House, Knockagore, Co. Down
Description of Father:
Registration Meeting: Lurgan Meeting, Volume 4, Page 514
[RFSS Aug 2005]

A linen merchant and flight lieutenant, RAF. He was lost at sea, in action.

Possible marriage - LDS Ireland Marriages 1940, Belfast District, June Quarter, Page 459. [RFSS Dec 2002]

Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Casualty Details
SINTON, ARTHUR BUCKBY
Rank:Flying Officer
Service No:119279
Date of Death:26th June 1943
Age:27
Regiment/Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 515 Squadron
Grave Reference:Panel 129
Cemetery:RUNNYMEME MEMORIAL
Additional Information:Son of Frederick B. and Hannah M. Sinton, of Gilford, Co. Down, Northern Ireland; husband of Vera W. Sinton, of Gilford.
For more details on the cemetery click on Commonwealth War Graves Commission

From Quaker records - Notified by British Air Ministry on 18th January 1944 that deceased was presumed to have died on active service on the 26th June 1943. Their reference P405718/1/43/P4 (G)
[RFSS Aug 2005]

The following are transcripts from AIR-27-1981-19 pertaining to Flying Officer Arthur Buckby Sinton and are © Crown Copyright.

OPERATIONS RECORD BOOK

No. 515 Squadron, R.A.F. Station Hunsdon

Summary of Events.

Tuesday 1 June 1943

All aircraft of this squadron were flown from Heston to Hunsdon arriving at 1105 hours. These were followed by the rear party which left Heston by road and which arrived at Hunsdon late in the evening. This completed the squadron movement as instructed by No 11 Group Headquarters signal 0147 dated 29/5/43. Headquarters No 11 Group, H.Q.F.C. and Records Glos. were signalled that the move had been completed.

Night operations were ordered by Headquarters No 11 Group and late in the afternoon, eight aircraft were despatched to advanced bases as follows, three to West Malling, three to Coltishall and two to Tangmere. All arrived safely, but did not take off again from these places as the operation was cancelled by Headquarters No 11 Group owing to adverse weather conditions.

Wednesday 2 June 1943

All machines despatched to forward bases on the previous day, returned to Hunsdon during the morning.
Night operations were again ordered by Headquarters No 11 Group and the following aircraft were despatched to forward bases in preparation of this.

AircraftPilotGunnerHome Base
A.A.540F/Sgt.T.S.EcclestoneF/Sgt.G.Neilarrived Coltishall 2020 hours
A.A.414Sgt.L.D.AndersonF/Sgt.R.Craigarrived Coltishall 2020 hours
A.A.435F/Lt.F.J.McGerryF/O.B.C.Simmondsarrived Coltishall 2020 hours
A.A.663Sgt.G.ReynoldsSgt.M.C.Wilmerarrived Tangmere 2020 hours
A.A.571Sgt.S.H.BalamP/O.J.H.Markeyarrived Tangmere 2020 hours
A.A.438Sgt.H.LoudenSgt.F.Tinglearrived West Malling 1935 hours
A.A.629F/O.A.B.SintonP/O.L.A.Johnsonarrived West Malling 1935 hours
A.A.436F/O.M.G.HiltonF/Sgt.C.McTaggartarrived West Malling 1935 hours

Owing to adverse weather the aircraft at Coltishall did not take off from there on operational work.
Aircraft A.A.436 on arrival at West Malling was unserviceable for operational work so it was flown back by the pilot to Hunsdon to collect a replacement aircraft arriving at 2200 hours. Aircraft A.A.655 was given an N.F.T. (Night Flying Test) but this was also found to be u/s for operational work, so only two machines took off from West Malling on operations, also two fromTangmere. Details of these four flighrs are contained in attached Form 541.

Thursday 3 June 1943

The seven aircraft away at advance bases returned to Hunsdon during the morning. Night operations were ordered by Headquarters No 11 Group and eight aircraft and crews were sent to the usual advanced bases. However, owing to bad weather conditions the aircraft at West Malling and Coltishall were not allowed to take off, and only the two machines at Tangmere carried out operational flights as detailed in Form 541 herewith.

Saturday 25 June 1943

Aircraft A.A.379 returned to Hunsdon at 1210 hours.
Night operations were again ordered by Headquarters No 11 Group and eight machines were flown to the usual advanced bases for re-fueling, after which they took off and carried out operational flights as detailed in Form 541 herewith.
Aircraft A.A.572 after becoming airbourne from Coltishall lost R.T. contact with Operations, Coltishall and as it went out at the same time and in the same locality as approximatelt 500 bombers, no plot of our machine appeared on the Operations Room table. Consequently its position could not be fixed. When it was realised by Coltishall that this machine, with its pilot F/O.A.B.Sinton and gunner P/O.L.A.Johnson was overdue, a search by Air-Sea Rescue aircraft was instituted but no trace of either the aircraft or its crew could be found.
This aircraft left Coltishall at 2330 hours.
Aircraft A.A.655, Pilot, Sgt.L.D.Anderson, Gunner F/Sgt.R.Craig, also had R.T. trouble after leaving Coltishall and was eventually "homed" to Bradwell Bay by means of searchlights.
As this R.T. trouble did not develop until the return from patrol, this machine carried out its full operational flight.
The other six aircraft also completed their operational flights as instructed by No 11 Group.
Aircraft A.A.379 and 548 returned to Tangmere, and A.A.663, 669, 418 and 653 returned direct to Hunsdon.

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RAF flying officer's sleeve insigniaRAF flying officer's sleeve mess insigniaRAF flying officer's sleeve on No.1 best dress uniform
[RFSS Nov 2019]

Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.1Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.1
No. 515 Squadron had Mk.2 Defiants in June 1943

[RFSS Oct 2019]

Quaker Records Ireland - Death & Burial Details
Name: Arthur Buckby Sinton
Date of Death: 26d 6mo 1943
Residence: Banford House, Gilford, Co. Down
Age: 29
Date of Burial:
Place of Burial: Killed in action WWII
Description: Husband of Vera Wilson Sinton (née Smyth), son of Frederick Buckby & Hannah Maria Sinton
Registration Meeting: Lurgan Meeting, Volume 6, Page 1379
Notes: Notified by British Air Ministry on 18th January 1944 that deceased was presumed to have died on active service on the 26th June 1943. Their reference P405718/1/43/P4 (G)
[RFSS Aug 2014]

Headstone of Arthur Buckby Sinton 1914 - 1943Headstone of Arthur Buckby Sinton 1914 - 1943
Friends Burial Ground, Moyallon, Co. Down
© 2005 Sinton Family Trees
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
HANNAH MARIA SINTON
OF BANFORD HOUSE
GILFORD, CO. DOWN
DIED 23RD OF 5TH MO. 1968
AGED 84 YEARS
AND OF HER SON
ARTHUR BUCKBY SINTON
LOST ON ACTIVE SERVICE
25TH OF 6TH MO. 1943
AGED 29 YEARS


AND HER DAUGHTER
MARGARET GREVILLE
MILLBURN-FRYER

BORN 12TH JUNE 1917
DIED 29TH MARCH 1999
[RFSS May 2014]
SOURCES
[ s751 ] Church Record - Quaker Records Ireland - Birth Details - Birth of Arthur Buckby Sinton to Freberick Buckby and Hannah Maria Sinton on 3 August 1914 at Banford House, Knocknagore, Co. Down, Ireland, United Kingdom - Lurgan Meeting, Volume 4, Page 514 - QLB-514   
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[ s4556 ] Birth Certificate - Birth of Arthur Buckby Sinton to Frederick Buckby and Hannah Maria Sinton on 3 August 1914 in Banford House, Knocknagore (Townland), Gilford, Co. Down, Ireland, United Kingdom - Registration District: Banbridge, Registration Quarter and Year: Jul - Sep 1914, Volume Number: 1, Page Number: 122, Index Number: 253 - BC1914-03-08-ABS
[ s752 ] Military Record - Commonwealth Wargraves Commission - MIL1943-26-06-ABS
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