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    Can anyone provide any details on the loss of these three men please.
    I have their grave locations, but nothing regarding the circumstances of their loss

    2nd Lt. Thomas Finkall Blair, age 22, 06/04/1918
    Lt. Wilfred Urwin, age 20, 19/11/1919
    Air Mechanic 1st Class William Laws Bell, age ? 29/08/1918

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    Chris Davies
    Last edited by Chris Davies; 9th June 2012 at 18:37. Reason: Typo

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    If nothing is forthcoming, Chris, try the Great War forum at
    http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?act=idx
    and use the "War in the air" section - very impressive.

    Brian

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    Hi Chris

    Blair - He was killed whilst flying RE8, B8673 of No 5 Training Depot Station
    Bell - He was killed/died whilst serving at the School of Technical Training (Halton)

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    Chris,

    Urwin does not appear in the 'Deaths' section of the RAF Air Force Lists (officers only), nor do any such deaths appear under the date of 19 Nov 1919. Had he still been serving his rank would have been shown as flying officer (replaced lieutenant in Aug 1919). So it would seem that died in a civilian capacity, following demob.

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    Lt Wilfred Urwin died of pneumonia according this link: http://twgpp.org/information.php?id=2046781

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    Leendert

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    Gentlemen,
    Thank you for efforts,
    Very much appreciated

    Regards

    Chris Davies

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