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892229   Leading Aircraftwoman Margaret Callaghan

This aircraftwoman died on 6th July 1942 when she was found on the railway line at New Cross Station.

She was aged 21 and was attached to a barrage balloon squadron in the London area.

She was the daughter of John and Mary Callaghan, of Moir Street, Glasgow. 

An inquest was held into her death and the Coroner Major W. H. Whitehouse at Lewisham Inquest recorded an open verdict on

her death. She had been given a 24 hour pass which she had started on the Sunday night.

It was stated that she had died from electrocution and was later run over by a train. The Coroner stated that there was nothing

to show why she would have gone onto the line.

She was buried at St. Peters Roman Catholic Cemetery, Glasgow.

Her parents were to also suffer the loss of their son, 14555006 Private Harry Callaghan, aged 20. serving with H.Q., 9 L. of C. Sub-Area

Royal Army Ordnance Corps .

He died on 9th September 1944 and was buried at St.Desir War Cemetery, Calvados, France.   

Another family who had to suffer the loss of a son and daughter to defend us against the Nazi regime during World War Two.


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