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    HARRINGTON, Hubert Bernard Delma, F/O - died 6 January 1922

    BARTON, Frank Henry, F/O - killed 13 January 1922

    PEACE, Albert Grounds, F/L AFC - No.8 Squadron - killed 13 January 1922 in a collision, Hinaidi, Iraq

    McKIEVER, Alfred Vivian, Observer Officer, AFC - died 16 January 1922

    SCOTT, Alan John Lance, G/C, CB MC AFC - died 16 January 1922

    WILLIAMS, Frederick Thomas, F/L, MBE - died 19 January 1922 following crash of a “Bat” machine; “unexpected dive ended in the machine crashing through the roof of an army hut in Marlborough Lines”.

    GARDINER, Percy Justice, F/O - killed 31 January 1922

    JENKINS, Robert Charles, F/L, MBE, MC - died 8 February 1922 at South Farnborough following a flying accident. Flight of 16 February gave initials as R.J. Passenger in an Avro piloted by Observer Officer Hesketh (slight injuries), crashing into trees just after take-off.

    ROBINSON, Geoffrey, F/O, MC - killed 10 February 1922 at Burnham, Breaches, flying accident; also killed was Mr. J.S. Mitchell, Royal Aircraft Establishment; aircraft came down in flames.

    PARRY, Palmer John, F/O - died of injuries 10 February 1922, following a flying accident at Baldonnel aerodrome, Dublin, with Aircraftman Harris.

    HARRIS, Aircraftman - died of injuries 10 February 1922, following a flying accident at Baldonnel aerodrome, Dublin, with F/O Palmer John Parry.

    SOUTH, Burns Alan Campbell, P/O - killed 25 February 1922

    MULLAN, Denis Richard, F/O - died 1 March 1922 following flying accident, Shotwick

    KING, Charles Leonard, Aircraftman - drowned March 1922 as reported in Aeroplane of 8 March 1922 - no date or details.

    BUCKLEY, Joseph, F/O - killed 3 March 1922 - No.20 Squadron, Gurosar, Sutlani, near Ambala, following collision of Bristol Fighters,. Accident claimed the lives of F/O J. Buckley, F/O J. Fox, Sergeant Hemmings, Aircraftman Richardson

    FOX, John Bertram, F/L MC - killed 3 March 1922 - No.20 Squadron, Gurosar, Sutlani, near Ambala, following collision of Bristol Fighters,. Accident claimed the lives of F/O J. Buckley, F/O J. Fox, Sergeant Hemmings, Aircraftman Richardson

    HEMMINGS, Sergeant - killed 3 March 1922 - No.20 Squadron, Gurosar, Sutlani, near Ambala, following collision of Bristol Fighters,. Accident claimed the lives of F/O J. Buckley, F/O J. Fox, Sergeant Hemmings, Aircraftman Richardson

    RICHARDSON, Aircraftman - killed 3 March 1922 - No.20 Squadron, Gurosar, Sutlani, near Ambala, following collision of Bristol Fighters,. Accident claimed the lives of F/O J. Buckley, F/O J. Fox, Sergeant Hemmings, Aircraftman Richardson

    HOLDING, Brian, F/O - drowned 7 March 1922

    CAREY-THOMAS, William Warren, Captain, MC, South African Air Force - killed 10 March 1922 “in the air over Benoni. Transvaal, whilst in action against the Revolutionaries”. Adjutant of his unit. He was also acting as Observer in action against striking miners. Aeroplane account of 10 May 1922 said that pilot had dived low to investigate a “commando of about 200 men in the trees near east corner of Brakpan” but saw nothing. “Captain Carey Thomas instructed me to go lower. I dived again, still nothing happened so far as I could make out. I looked round, however, saw Captain Carey Thomas all crumpled up.” Machine returned to base; Carey Thomas had been shot through the heart.

    DICKSON, Denys Newson, F/O - died of injuries 23 March 1922

    BRAGG, Charles Willie, F/O - killed 28 March 1922 - No.39 Squadron, flying accident, with Aircraftman Wren.

    WREN, Aircraftman - killed 28 March 1922 - No.39 Squadron, flying accident, with F/O C.W. Bragg

    HOPKINS, George, P/O - killed 7 April 1922, flying accident, Chettesham Hill, Ely

    PIDSLEY, George William Rendell, F/O, 9 April 1922, accidentally, at Donibristle.

    O’GORMAN, Edward Gerald, F/L, MB, B.Ch - Medical Branch - killed in flying accident, 29 April 1922 at Heliopolis (Abu Sueir in Aerplane), No.4 Flying Training School.

    THOMPSON, Aircraftman - killed in flying accident, 2 May 1922 at Shotwick.

    STANDISH, William Joseph, F/L - died 3 May 1922

    HOOTON, Lionel Conrad, F/O, MC - killed West of Baghdad, 16 May 1922

    GREEN, Ernest George, F/O, MC - died of injuries, 24 May 1922 in flying accident, Digby, No.22 Squadron - with Sergeant W.J. Stivey. Aeroplane says No.2 Squadron.

    STIVEY, W.J., Sergeant -died of injuries, 24 May 1922 in flying accident, Digby, No.22 Squadron - with F/O E.G. Green. Aeroplane says No.2 Squadron.

    HUDSON, Frank Neville, F/L MC - died of injuries, 6 June 1922, Mesopotamia

    McCLINTOCK, Ronald St Clair, F/L, MC - killed 22 June 1922, flying accident, Northolt, in a Snipe, practicing for an Inter-Unit Relay Race. “The evidence of witnesses points to the fact that Flight Lieutenant McClintock, who was flying without being strapped into his seat, was thrown out of his seat by a bad bump and fell forward onto his control lever. He was at a height of only a few hundred feet and before he could recover the machine had hit the ground.” He was thrown forward (found 40 feet ahead of crash); the machine itself exploded.

    GILLMORE, Vyvian Osborne, Cadet - killed at Cranwell, 7 July 1922 (flying accident, collision)

    KERSHAW, Frank, Air Mechanic - killed 24 July 1922 at Folkstone while in a dual-control Snipe under test.

    DUNCAN, David Chalmers, F/O - killed 17 August 1922 at Dardoni, Punjap, crashing on takeoff with bombs; with F/O R.B. Luard.

    LUARD, Robert Blaine, F/O - killed 17 August 1922 at Dardoni, Punjap, crashing on takeoff with bombs; with F/O D.C. Duncan.

    HARTLEY, Robert Lionel, F/O, AFC - killed 23 August 1922

    POTTER, Harold Frank, F/O - killed in aeroplane accident, 23 August 1922 at Abu Sueir

    BEDFORD, Frederick William Gordon, F/O (Lieutenant, Black Watch, attached RAF) - died of injuries following flying accident, 23 August 1922, Abu Sueir.

    HOLME, Robert Charles Lyon, F/L, MC - died of injuries, Kirjut, Mesopotamia, 4 October 1922

    LOCKE-WATERS, Evelyn Archer, F/O - killed 6 October 1922, flying accident, Mesopotamia.

    RANSON, Hubert Everitt, F/O - died of injuries, 10 October 1922 following flying accident, Shotwick, Cheshire.

    MESSENGER, Alfred Lewis, F/L, AFC - died of injuries, 16 October 1922

    FOORD, Basil Arthur, F/O, MC, DFC - died 18 October 1922 in RAF Hospital, Finchley

    HARRICKS, Frank Simon, F/O - killed in action, 24 October 1922 at Radia, Iraq

    HAYTER, Matthew Charles, P/O - killed at Kenley, No.4 Squadron, 24 October 1922. Aeroplane says No.24 Squadron.

    THOMSON, William Burns, F/O, DFC - killed 4 November 1922

    STONE, Oliver Thornton, F/O - died 12 November 1922

    SYKES, Benjamin, F/O - died 20 November 1922

    GAYES, William James, F/O - killed 29 November 1922, aircraft collision, Warden, Isle of Shepney.

    HARRIS, Bertrand Reginald, F/O - died 10 December 1922 in Royal Navy Hospital, Chatham.

    WALLWORK, John Wilson, F/O, MC - died of injuries 18 December 1922 following flying accident, Brockworth, Glos.

    TURNER, Edward Eric, F/O DFC - Killed in action 28 December 1922, aerial bombing, Mahaud country, No.27 Squadron. With Aircraftsman Sly. Reported in Aeroplane of 3 January 1923 that aircraft had been hit by a bomb from another machine,

    SLY, Aircraftman - Killed in action 28 December 1922, aerial bombing, Mahaud country, No.27 Squadron. With F/O Edward Eric Turner.

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    "WILLIAMS, Frederick Thomas, F/L, MBE - died 19 January 1922"

    Accident was 10th January. All evidence I have is he died in Connaught Military Hospital, Farnborough on 18th Jan 1922

    Thursday 19 January 1922 , Western Daily Press , Bristol, England says "died yesterday"

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    ROBINSON, Geoffrey, F/O, MC It is actually Burnham Beeches (I know as quite close to where I live) and Parts of Harry Potter movie series filmed there!

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    GREEN, Ernest George, F/O, MC - died of injuries, 24 May 1922 in flying accident, Digby, No.22 Squadron - with Sergeant W.J. Stivey. Aeroplane says No.2 Squadron.

    STIVEY, W.J., Sergeant -died of injuries, 24 May 1922 in flying accident, Digby, No.22 Squadron - with F/O E.G. Green. Aeroplane says No.2 Squadron.

    would be this one:

    BRISTOL F.2B FIGHTER J6673 of 2Sqn stalled on turn nr ground in beat up, Digby.

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    Flight Cadet VYVIAN OSBORNE GILLMORE was killed in an aeroplane collision at Cranwell, Sleaford, on Friday, July 7.


    Name Gillmore, Vyvian Osborne Date of Birth: 19 February 1903

    Incident is in his AIR 76/183/111 at National Archives if anyone wants to spend 3.30 to find out the circumstances (from the preview it looks like some detail present)
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    BARTON, Frank Henry - D.H.9A H102 - No.8 Sqn. Collided in practice flight formation With (D.H.9A) E8474, crashed at Hinaidi, Cat W. 13.1.1922. F/O F H Barron killed and AC2 Pattinson slightly injured. See PEACE. (p.224)

    PEACE, Albert Grounds - D.H.9A - E8474 -No.8 Sqn. Collided in practice formation flight with (D.H.9A ) H102, and crashed near Hinaidi. Cat. W. 13.1.1922. F/L A G Peace AFC & AC2 W S Browne both killed. See BARTON (p.201).

    BRAGG, Charles Willie - D.H.9A E967 - No.39 Sqn. Spun in from 300ft steep climbing turn downwind on take-off, Spittlegate, Burnt out. 28.3.1922. F/O C W Bragg & LAC W Warne both killed (p.198).

    WREN Aircraftman - See BRAGG - (LAC W Warne) .

    DUNCAN, David Chalmers - D.H.9A H70 - No.27 Sqn. Leaving on bombing raid, stalled on turn and crashed, Burnt out, Dardoni. 17.8.1922. F/O D C Duncan & F/O R B Luard both killed. (p.223)

    LUARD, Robert Blaine - See DUNCAN.

    HARTLEY, Robert Lionel - D.H.9A E9913 - No.8 Sqn. Test flight, stalled and dived into ground from 1,000ft, Hinaidi. Burnt out. 23.8.1922. F/O R L Hartley AFC & AC1 A Glasby both killed. (p.212).

    POTTER, Harold Frank - D.H.9A E9910 - No.4 FTS. Spun in from 500ft, Abu Sueir, Cat.W. 23.8.1922. F/O H F Potter killed and F/O F W G Bedford Died of Injuries. (p.212).

    BEDFORD, Frederick William Gordon - See POTTER.

    LOCKE-WATERS, Evelyn Archer - D.H.9A H155 - No.30 Sqn. En route from Baghdad to Kirkuk with spares, crashed after enemy action 6m SW of Kirkuk, Iraq, Burnt out. 6.10.1922. F/O E A Locke-Waters killed. (p.225).

    TURNER, Edward Eric - D.H.9A E8468 - No.27 Sqn. During attack on village, port plane hit by bomb from another aircraft, dived in, Palose, Waziristan. 28.12.1922. P/O E E Turner DFC & AC1 Sly both killed. (p.201).

    SLY Aircraftman - See TURNER.

    See:
    The D.H.4/D.H.9 File
    Sturtivant,Ray & Gordon Page.
    Tunbridge Wells:Air-Britain (Historians),1999.
    See individual entries for page references.

    Col.
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    SCOTT, Alan John Lance - Born Christchurch, New Zealand, 29 June, 1884. Died in London, England of double pneumonia, 16 January, 1922.

    See:
    Above The Trenches - Supplement.
    Shores,Christopher, Franks, Norman & Russell Guest.
    London:Grub Street,1996.
    p.52.

    Col.

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    WALLWORK, John Wilson - Gloster Nightjar J6930 - A&AEE. Spun in after engine failure at 200ft, Brockworth, Gloucestershire 18.12.1922.

    Col.

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    Quote Originally Posted by COL BRUGGY View Post
    SCOTT, Alan John Lance - Born Christchurch, New Zealand, 29 June, 1884. Died in London, England of double pneumonia, 16 January, 1922.

    See:
    Above The Trenches - Supplement.
    Shores,Christopher, Franks, Norman & Russell Guest.
    London:Grub Street,1996.
    p.52.

    Col.
    Scott was born in 1883, not 1884 (Trenches is in error). He died of double pneumonia after a few days illness at a nursing home in Chester Terrace, London. The funeral took place on the 18th at Brompton Cemetery, Kensington, London. Scott was Secretary to the Secretary of State for Air at the time. Although born in New Zealand, he is believed to have emigrated to England at a very early age.

    From my For Your Tomorrow - A record of New Zealanders who have died while serving with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services since 1915 (Volume One: Fates 1915-1942)

    Errol
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    G'day Errol,

    Suitably chastised! Neglected to check Scott's entry in FYT1/56, and the lengthy bio in FYT3/429.

    Col.

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