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    Hello All,
    I am looking for help into the circumstances surrounding the death (in service) of 45277 AM2 Edward George Savage, RFC, on 3 Feb 1917. We know he was born in 1897. His number indicates he transferred into the RFC (from the RNAS?) around Aug 1916. His death was Registered in Farnham, Surrey. We may well have to go for the DC, but if anybody has any ideas I would be grateful.
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    Hi Peter

    According to Hobson he was serving at the Recruit Depot but no cause is given

    Malcolm

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    Malcolm,
    Tks that info. Just where was this Recruit Depot?
    TIA
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    Stumbled across this:

    Attended Newbury Grammar School and later became articled dental student to his father until he heard “the call of his country”.

    He joined the RFC where he worked in the Wireless Section and showed great proficiency. However he contracted measles and had to go for treatment to an Isolation Hospital. After recovering he returned to duty but suffered a relapse and was re-admitted with pneumonia from which he died.

    Source: http://www.fnrcnewbury.org.uk/biography.asp?BiogID=18

    Additional Information: "at Thornhill Hospital, Aldershot"

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    Malcolm/PeteT,
    Mni tks yr rapid input. Looks like we've cracked this one in Guinness Book of Records time!!! As I have always said "It's not what you know, but who you know". And this Forum has more "who" experts than most!! But before you get carried away with the euphoria, I've got a few more of these over the next few weeks!!! Are yah up for it?
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    Hi Peter

    Silly question of course we are

    The RAF Recruit Depot was at Blandford but the RFC Recruit Depot was at South Farnborough

    Malcolm

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    Malcolm,
    Good stuff! Tks
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    Peter,

    According to the list of allotted numbers in the Hobson book, 45277 was from a group of numbers for civilians who enlisted in the RFC during 1916. So no RNAS connection, it seems.

    Errol

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    Errol,
    Tks yrs. Last bit of the jig-saw in place.
    Thanks to all!
    Peter Davies
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