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In April 1939 it was reported in the Bata Record that Maurice Williamson from the Staff Department and Douglas Bush from the Retail Department had volunteered for service in the Orsett Squadron of the Air Defence Cadet Corps.

Maurice was the son of William and Florence Emily Williamson of Little Thurrock, Grays, Essex.

Maurice Williamson and Douglas Bush.
Bata Record
28.4.39
3.12.43
11.12.43
Maurice actually worked in the Wages Department for four years before leaving in 1942 to join the R.A.F. and died in an aeroplane accident in America, where he was training with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, on 27th November 1943. He was just 20 years of age.
Maurice Williamson as a child
MAURICE WILLIAM ARTHUR WILLIAMSON
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