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    Hi, does anyone have a list of RAF prisoners from ww1? If so can you let me know if it includes one Lt A.C Stopher. I have a medal to Stopher and have found reference in a diary to him going missing but being reported on the German wireless as landed safely.
    cheers james

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    From Flight Magazine

    MAY 10, 1917

    Previously reported Missing, now reported Prisoner of War in Bulgarian hands.
    2nd Lieut. A. C. Stopher, R.F.C.

    http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1917/1917%20-%200450.html

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    FK3 AW6219? 47 Sq. forced to land Demirhisar (Demir Hisoda) - The Sky Their Battlefield - Henshaw

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    thanks for the info, seems he had a fairly interesting time, have so far established, born 1898, joined rfc 1916, captured 1917 by Bulgarians as below, joined Royal Irish Constabulary 1920, joined Ceylon Police 1925, awarded Colonial police LSGC medal 1943, joined Malaya police 1949 on independence of Ceylon.

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    Date he was POW was 12th Feb 1917

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