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So long, big boy by Syltorian So long, big boy by Syltorian
Tombstone for Eric George Boots Bamkin (8.2.1921 - 18.6.1943), who died in a plane crash when a dingy under his seat suddenly inflated and caused him to lose control over his plane, which dived into the ground. Afterwards, pilots were required to carry knives to pierce the dingy in such cases. Source: 456 and 459 RAAF Squadrons.

Tomb in the Tobruk War Cemetary, Libya. The Australians were heavily engaged in the defence of Tobruk against the German advance in 1941, though Bamkin died after the famous battles and the German retreat after the defeat of El-Alamein.


Other memorials of the war in Africa 1941-42 at Tobruk and El-Alamein.

Victims of War by SyltorianSword and Cross by SyltorianHallowed Ground by Syltorian


Lest we forget.
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jambamkin Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
Most likely, we are only a small tribe and we have family who have settled in Aus quite a few times. Thanks for tagging it so we could find it, I'll certainly report it to the family history buffs.
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Syltorian Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
You're welcome. I'm glad if I could help. Please let me know if anything comes of this!
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jambamkin Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
Hey there, are you a Bamkin yourself or just the amusing caption caught your eye?
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Syltorian Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
No Bamkin. It's indeed the loving quote that caught my interest, especially as poor Eric Bamkin lies buried so far from home. Is he any relation of yours, though you're in Britain and he's Australian?
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