Saturday 25 November 2017

Stanley Alfred Becalick

Below is the death notice for Stanley Alfred Becalick, my 1st cousin 2x removed taken from the Liverpool Echo Tuesday 29 October 1946, page 2. Stanley died in an accident serving with the RAF in Enniskillen on 26 October 1946.

The second clipping is from the Belfast Newsletter at the time. He was due to be released from the RAF within two weeks when he was involved in a fatal motorcycle accident.

He is buried with his parents in West Derby Cemetery. Joan Roberts was his fiancée.

I recently made contact with his younger sister Pamela, who said that Stanley wanted to train as a pilot in the RAF but a heart murmur put pay to that. He was a talented classical pianist who also wrote music, and entertained the troops playing concerts.

Stanley's mother, Gertrude Elsie Hindley, was sister to my great grandmother Ellen Eliza Hindley.

The notice reads:

" BECALICK - October 26 in Northern Ireland aged 23 years. Stanley beloved fiancé of Joan (Smiles, tears, of all my life, and, if God chooses, I shall but love thee better after death.) "

RAF Killadeas on the banks of Lough Erne, seven miles from Enniskillen was home to the Catalina flying boats.

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