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    Default RAF fatalities, 1926

    BAKER, Edward Savery, F/L - Died 1 January 1926

    DAUBENEY, Ralph Thomas, F/O (RAFO) - Died 17 January 1926

    RISK, Charles Erskine, W/C DSO (retired); died 26 January 1926, of pneumonia.

    LYONS, Thomas Owen, W/C, OBE, died 1 February 1926 at No.4 Stores Depot, Ickenham, “from after effects of service in the Great War and Iraq later.”

    TREMELLEN, Arthur Cleverton, F/O - Killed 6 February 1926, flying accident, Bristol Fighter, Heliopolis. F/L Sturley Philip Simpson seriously injured.

    HANCOX, Henry Roger, F/O - Died of injuries, Harfar, Malta, 11 February 1926, following a Fairey Flycatcher accident, No.402 Flight.

    HORSLEY-CARR, Alfred George, S/L OBE - Killed 12 February 1926 in the crash of a Vickers Vimy, Winterslow, Salisbury, Wiltshire. The pilot of the aircraft, 157835 Sergeant William Norman Pink, was slightly injured; 329752 AC2 Clifford Bartlett Cardall was injured. The aircraft was equipped for smoke screen work. During an exercise, in mist and smoke, the pilot lost his bearings and wing struck a tree. Apparently on strength of Chemical Warfare Experimental Station, Porton.

    MASON, Eric Barnes, F/O - Killed 19 February 1926 in a Bristol Fighter, Aden Flight, with 350081, AC1 Jack Gwynne Cole.

    COLE, Jack Gwynne, AC1 (350081) - Killed 19 February 1926 in a Bristol Fighter, Aden Flight, with F/O Eric Barnes Mason.

    HEMMING, Geoffrey William, F/L - Died of injuries 26 February 1926 following a crash at Calshot in a Fairey IIID. F/O Robert Collins injured (fatally). Aircraft on strength of Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment, Felixstowe.

    COLLINS, Robert, F/O - Died of injuries 28 February 1926 following the crash of a Fairey IIID at Calshot, 26 February 1926 (F/L G.W. Hemmings, pilot and F/O R. Collins, passenger). Aircraft on strength of Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment, Felixstowe.

    ALMS, Edward Langley Wilson Bill, F/O - Killed 1 March 1926, bombing accident, No.5 (Army Cooperation) Squadron, Risalpur, India.

    BARRON, Andrew, LAC (111099) - Killed 5 March 1926 in a Bristol Fighter, Aircraft Depot, Karachi, pilot F/O C.P.M.B. Caillard.

    CAILLARD, Camille Percy Maurice Benjamin, F/O - Killed 5 March 1926 in a Bristol Fighter, Aircraft Depot, Karachi, with 111099 LAC Andrew Barron (died of injuries).

    SWEETING, Ivan Randolph, P/O - Killed 26 March 1926, No.4 Flying Training School, Abu Seuir, DH.9A aircraft; 317455 Sergeant Rupert Horrocks (the pilot) seriously injured and died soon after.

    HORROCKS, Rupert, Sergeant (317455) - Died of injuries, 26 March 1926, No.4 Flying Training School, Abu Seuir, DH.9A aircraft; P/O Ian R. Sweeting also killed.

    BRYAN, Thomas Lawe Guy, F/O - Drowned 30 March 1926 following accident with a Fairey IIID, No.441 Flight, Kalavrana, Malta. He was also a Royal Marine officer.

    WILLSON, Reginald John, F/O - Died of injuries, 31 March 1926 following crash of a Bristol Fighter, No.28 Squadron, Quetta, India. 344845 LAC Arthur John Burgess also died of injuries.

    BURGESS, Arthur John, LAC (344845) - Died of injuries, 31 March 1926 following crash of a Bristol Fighter, No.28 Squadron, Quetta, India. Pilot was F/O Reginald John Willson.

    TILLMAN, Herbert Alfred, F/L, MD - Died 4 April 1926 - suicide, No.7 Squadron.

    LLOYD, David John, P/O - Killed 4 April 1926 in flying accident, DH.9a, No.60 Squadron, Arawali, India. Also killed was passenger, Lieutenant Walter John Vezey, Royal Engineers.

    GERMAIN, Reginald Richard, LAC (330689) - Killed at Henlow, 10 April 1926 crew in Vickers Vimy, Inland Area; see entry for F/O Charles V. Lacey.

    LACEY, Charles Victor, F/O AFC - Killed at Henlow, 10 April 1926 as pilot of Vickers Vimy, Inland Area, following collision with Avro piloted by F/O William Scott. Crew of Vimy comprised Lacey, 330689 LAC Reginald Richard Germain, 361781 LAC Basil Henry Young and 328869 Aircraftman First Class James William Simmonds.

    SCOTT, William, F/O - Killed at Henlow, 10 April 1926; pilot of Avro, Inland Area, which collided with Vickers Vimy piloted by F/O Charles Victor Lacey.

    SIMMONDS, James William, AC1 (328869) - Killed at Henlow, 10 April 1926 crew in Vickers Vimy, Inland Area; see entry for F/O Charles V. Lacey.

    YOUNG, Basil Henry, LAC (361781) - Killed at Henlow, 10 April 1926 crew in Vickers Vimy, Inland Area; see entry for F/O Charles V. Lacey.

    TOMES, James Eric, F/O - Killed 15 April 1926 in a DH.9a of No.84 Squadron, near Lakeit, Iraq; passenger 348244 LAC Frank Edward Leatherdale also killed.

    LEATHERDALE, Frank Edward, LAC (348244) - Killed 15 April 1926 in a DH.9a of No.84 Squadron, near Lakeit, Iraq; pilot was F/O James E. Tomes (also killed).

    WALLAGE, Stanley Harry, F/L, MC - Killed 17 April 1926 at Amman, Jordan in a DH.9a, No.14 Squadron, with S/L Harley Alec Tweedie.

    TWEEDIE, Harley Alec, S/L, OBE, AFC - Killed 17 April 1926 at Amman, Jordan in a DH.9a, No.14 Squadron, with F/L Stanley Harry Wallage.

    MILLS, Henry F., Aircraftman, killed 22 April 1926, as a result of an accident while serving on HMS Hermes, Malta.

    PORTAL, Nigel Hugh, P/O (Lieutenant, RN) - Killed 30 April 1926 in a Fairey Flycatcher, No.406 Flight, at Donibristle, Fife.

    BIGG-WITHER, Arthur Orde, F/O, RAFO - Killed 2 May 1926

    MCGRANE, Hugh, P/O - Killed 3 May 1926

    YOUNG, Stuart Adolphus, P/O - Died of injuries, 14 May 1926 following crash of a Sopwith Snipe, No.1 Squadron, Hinaidi, Iraq, 13 May 1926.

    BROADWAY, Basil Douglas John, F/O - Killed 14 May 1926 in Gloster Grebe, No.32 Squadron, Kenley.

    COX, Sydney Marsh, LAC (335394) - Killed 17 May 1926 in crash of a Fairey Fawn, No.12 Squadron, at Andover; pilot, Sergeant Ralph England Hawkins, also killed.

    HAWKINS, Ralph England, Sergeant (84631) - Killed 17 May 1926 in crash of a Fairey Fawn, No.12 Squadron, at Andover. Also killed was 335394 LAC Sydney Marsh Cox.

    CHEERY, Ernest Alan, P/O, RAFO - Killed 18 May 1926

    SMITH, Peter Granville, P/O and Lieutenant, Royal Navy - Died of injuries 21 May 1926 following a Fairey Flycatcher crash at Leuchers, Fife.

    ROBINSON, Harry Noel Cornforth, F/L, MC, DFC - Died 2 June 1926

    WARWICK, Howard Keith, LAC - died 3 June 1926 in Cairo Hospital, from injuries received in a crash, 9 April 1926.

    ADDAMS, Anthony Clifford, F/O - Killed 16 June 1926, at Northolt, in a Siskin of No.41 Squadron.

    PACKMAN, Stanley Arthur, F/O, RAFO and Major, RARO - Killed 24 June 1926, “the energetic and popular instructor to the Newcastle Flying Club.” Crashed in Gull light monoplane; trying to avoid hitting a building he flattened out, lost control and nose-dived.

    KITTO, Francis Mansel, F/O, MC, RAFO - Died 25 June 1926

    ANDERSON, Noel Jardin, P/O - Killed 29 June 1926 in a DH.9a of No.4 Flying Training School, Abu Sueir; 335447 LAC Edward Ernest Gregg (pilot) also killed.

    GREGG, Edward Ernest, LAC (335447) - Killed 29 June 1926 in a DH.9a of No.4 Flying Training School, Abu Sueir; P/O Noel Jardin Anderson (instructor) also killed.

    MILLER, Frederick William, LAC (319176) - Died of injuries, 2 July 1926, following crash of Fawn aircraft, No.100 Squadron, Weston Zoyland, Somerset; F/O Herbert Victor Adler injures.

    HARRIS, Clement Conrad, F/O and Lieutenant, RA - Killed 6 July 1926

    TOYE, Henry Julian, F/O, RAFO - Died 7 July 1926

    HUGHES, David Arthur, F/O - RAFO - Killed 19 July 1926

    BRADING, Reginald Carey Brinton, F/L DFC - Killed 26 July 1926 in Vickers Vernon, No.45 Squadron, at Hinaidi, Iraq. Aircraft crashed on a shed. Dead were F/O Oswald Kempson Stirling Webb, F/L Reginald Carey Brinton Brading, DFC, S/L Eric Miller Pollard, 155685 Sergeant Edgar Kennedy, Mr. Francis Crawford Inglis (Works and Buildings), 345662 AC1 Horace Leslie Davies, and 354222 AC2 Edgar Whittle (this last in the shed).

    DAVIES, Horace Leslie, AC1 (345622) - Killed 26 July 1926 in Vickers Vernon, No.45 Squadron, at Hinaidi, Iraq. Aircraft crashed on a shed. Dead were F/O Oswald Kempson Stirling Webb, F/L Reginald Carey Brinton Brading, DFC, S/L Eric Miller Pollard, 155685 Sergeant Edgar Kennedy, Mr. Francis Crawford Inglis (Works and Buildings), 345662 AC1 Horace Leslie Davies, and 354222 AC2 Edgar Whittle (this last in the shed).

    KENNEDY, Edgar, Sergeant (155685) - Killed 26 July 1926 in Vickers Vernon, No.45 Squadron, at Hinaidi, Iraq. Aircraft crashed on a shed. Dead were F/O Oswald Kempson Stirling Webb, F/L Reginald Carey Brinton Brading, DFC, S/L Eric Miller Pollard, 155685 Sergeant Edgar Kennedy, Mr. Francis Crawford Inglis (Works and Buildings), 345662 AC1 Horace Leslie Davies, and 354222 AC2 Edgar Whittle (this last in the shed).

    POLLARD, Eric Miller, S/L - Killed 26 July 1926 in Vickers Vernon, No.45 Squadron, at Hinaidi, Iraq. Aircraft crashed on a shed. Dead were F/O Oswald Kempson Stirling Webb, F/L Reginald Carey Brinton Brading, DFC, S/L Eric Miller Pollard, 155685 Sergeant Edgar Kennedy, Mr. Francis Crawford Inglis (Works and Buildings), 345662 AC1 Horace Leslie Davies, and 354222 AC2 Edgar Whittle (this last in the shed).

    STIRLING WEBB, Oswald Kempson, F/O - Killed 26 July 1926 in Vickers Vernon, No.45 Squadron, at Hinaidi, Iraq. Aircraft crashed on a shed. Dead were F/O Oswald Kempson Stirling Webb, F/L Reginald Carey Brinton Brading, DFC, S/L Eric Miller Pollard, 155685 Sergeant Edgar Kennedy, Mr. Francis Crawford Inglis (Works and Buildings), 345662 AC1 Horace Leslie Davies, and 354222 AC2 Edgar Whittle (this last in the shed).

    WHITTLE, Edgar, AC2 (354222) - Killed 26 July 1926 in Vickers Vernon, No.45 Squadron, at Hinaidi, Iraq. Aircraft crashed on a shed. Dead were F/O Oswald Kempson Stirling Webb, F/L Reginald Carey Brinton Brading, DFC, S/L Eric Miller Pollard, 155685 Sergeant Edgar Kennedy, Mr. Francis Crawford Inglis (Works and Buildings), 345662 AC1 Horace Leslie Davies, and 354222 AC2 Edgar Whittle (this last in the shed).

    CARR, Robert Lloyd, LAC (157679) - Died in Chester Infirmary, 1 August 1926, having been injured in a crash, 13 July 1926, Sopwith Snipe of No.5 Flying Training School.

    CRUNDEN, Percy William Edward, LAC (62441) - Killed 1 August 1926 at Multan, India, in a Bristol Fighter of No.31 Squadron piloted by F/O Jack Courtney Marcy..

    MARCY, Jack Courtney, F/O - Killed 1 August 1926 at Multan, India, in a Bristol Fighter of No.31 Squadron. Also killed was 62441 LAC Percy William Edward Crunden.

    CONEYBEER, Ronald William, P/O - killed 10 August 1926. He had been posted to No.4 Flying Training School, Abu Sueir, 24 July 1926.

    HARVEY, Thomas Reginald, AC1 (342173) - Killed 10 August 1926 at Helwan, Egypt in a DH.9a of No.47 Squadron; F/O Herbert Gerald Slater, pilot.

    SLATER, Herbert Gerald, F/O - Killed 10 August 1926 at Helwan, Egypt in a DH.9a of No.47 Squadron; 342173 AC1 Thomas Reginald Harvey also killed.

    HOOPER, Clarence Henry, LAC (335937) - Killed 12 August 1926; pilot and sole occupant of a DH.9a, No.1 Flying Training School, Netheravon.

    BOLAM, William Slater, LAC (326349) - killed 15 August 1926 in crash of Bristol Fighter, No.20 Squadron, India (pilot was W/C John Oliver Archer, CBE, injured).

    WRIGHT, Theodore Harold James, F/O and Lieutenant, Seaforth Highlanders - Killed 16 August 1926 - message dropping in a Bristol Fighter, No.13 Squadron, at Camberley, Surrey.

    REES, John Leslie Llewellyn, F/O and Lieutenant, Royal Navy - Killed 17 August 1926 in Blackburn Dart (based at Gosport), accident at Brock Down, Isle of Wight.

    GAPE, Roy Nugent Treherne, F/O - Killed 18 August 1926, near Cambridge, in a Gloster Grebe (J7576), No.19 Squadron.

    JUNOR, Hugh Robert, F/L, DFC - Killed 19 August 1926, Hucclecote, Gloucestershire, in a Gamecock. No.43 Squadron.

    KEMPTHORNE, Hugh James Fitzgerald, P/O - Killed 23 August 1926, sole occupant of a Vickers Virginia, No.58 Squadron, at Worthy Down.

    PAGE, Alfred Lionel Rene, P/O - Killed 31 August 1926 at Marchwood, Hampshire, in a Bristol Fighter of No.16 Squadron, based as Old Sarum. 398941 LAC Eric Arthur Lister Low injured and died next day.

    LOW, Eric Arthur Lister, LAC, 398941 - Died 1 September 1926 of injuries received in crash of 31 August 1926 at Marchwood, Hampshire, in a Bristol Fighter of No.16 Squadron, based as Old Sarum’ pilot P/O Alfred Lionel Rene Page killed in crash.

    DU PORT, William Osmond, F/O - Killed 1 September 1926 in crash of DH.9a, No.55 Squadron, Hinaidi, Iraq; 335313 LAC William Arthur Pearse died of injuries, 2 September 1926.

    PEARSE, William Arthur, LAC (335313) - died 2 September 1926 of injuries sustained 1 September 1926 in crash of DH.9a, No.55 Squadron, Hinaidi, Iraq (F/O illiam O. Dupont, pilot, killed).

    HADDOW, James William, Leading Telegraphist (J48913, Royal Navy) - killed 6 September 1926 in crash of Avro Bison, No.421 Flight, landing on HMS Furious at sea near Isle of Wight. His pilot (F/O Sylvanus George Connolly) and fellow crewman, 347436 LAC George Frederick Wyborn, were slightly injured.

    REEDMAN, Reginald Richard, F/O - Killed 10 September 1926 in a Bristol Fighter, No.2 Squadron, Manston. Major Oliver Birkbeck, RA (Territorial) injured.

    SHERMAN, Dick Culverwell, P/O - Killed 14 September 1926, near Lahore, Bristol Fighter, No.31 Squadron.

    LUXMOORE, Henry Frederick, F/O - Killed 20 September 1926, in a Gloster Grebe, No.56 Squadron, Biggin Hill.

    JONES, Percy, AC1, 544719 - drowned 22 September 1926 when Bristol Fighter, No.5 Squadron, sank in Indus River. His pilot, F/O Dennis Robinson, was all right.

    NICHOLLS, Philip Hedgeland, F/O - Died 5 October 1926 of injuries sustained in a crash at Peshwar, 1 October 1926, Bristol Fighter of No.20 Squadron.

    HAUG, Erik Gutzeit, Warrant Officer 2 (312488) - Killed 8 October 1926 in a Grebe of No.56 Squadron, Kenley.

    STEWART, Lance Donald, F/O - Died 9 October 1926

    BINGHAM-HALL, Vincent Bingham, F/O, MC - killed 18 October 1926, at Ismailia, in a Bristol Fighter of No.208 Squadron. Also killed was P/O and Marine 15909 William Higgins, Royal Marines.

    HIGGINS, William, P/O and Marine - killed 18 October 1926, at Ismailia, in a Bristol Fighter of No.208 Squadron piloted by F/O V.B. Bingham-Hall.

    LAY, Hugh Nelson, F/O and Lieutenant, RN - Drowned 21 October 1926

    GILMORE, Sydney George, F/L - Died 1 November 1926

    EATON, James, P/O - Died 8 November 1926 - No.7 Squadron - suicide (revolver).

    MOSSMAN, Cyril Vernon, P/O - Killed 9 November 1926, No.4 Squadron, Bristol Fighter, at South Farnborough. 36117 Aircraftman Cecil Herbert Hayward also killed.

    HAYWARD, Cecil Herbert, Aircraftman (36117) - Killed 9 November 1926, No.4 Squadron, Bristol Fighter, at South Farnborough. Pilot, P/O Civil Vernon Mossman, also killed.

    TAYLOR, George Frederick, Sergeant Pilot (315176) - Killed 11 November 1926, at Eastchurch, in a DH.9a of No.207 Squadron. Also killed as 364039 AC2 Percy Charles Hinton.

    HINTON, Percy Charles, AC2 (364039) - Killed 11 November 1926, at Eastchurch, in a DH.9a of No.207 Squadron piloted by Sergeant George Frederick Taylor (also killed).

    WOOD, David Gam Harcourt, Flight Cadet - killed 12 November 1926 in a DH.9a of RAF Cadet College, Cranwell, near Castor, Northampton.

    LANGRIDGE, Arthur Bracy, S/L - Died 12 November 1926

    COLLISON, Frederic Laing, F/O - Died 22 November 1926 of injuries sustained that day in a DH.9a, No.24 Squadron, Kenley; pilot F/L Felix St.John Woolard also killed.

    WOOLARD, Felix St.John, F/L, AFC, - killed 22 November 1926 in a DH.9a, No.24 Squadron, Kenley; he was pilot; F/O Frederic Laing Collison fatally injured.

    MICHIE, John Stuart Merson, P/O (RAFO) - Killed 22 November 1926 in crash of a De Havilland Moth, London Flying Club. He has been Ground Engineer for the club since its formation and had been commissioned as a Pilot Officer on Probation, 6 May 1926. Aircraft was being tested for acceptance by the club. Pilot Sydney St. Barbe injured.

    HAWKER, Hector Reginald, P/O - Died 23 November 1926

    CROWDEN, Clarence Graham, F/O - Killed 30 November 1926

    WHEATLEY, Gilbert Vernon, F/O - Killed 7 December 1926 - No.22 Squadron, Martlesham Heath (Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment) - Gloster Gamecock J7809, wings came off.

    PURVIS, John Harry Campbell, F/O - killed 9 December 1926. He had been posted to No.25 Squadron, 27 January 1926.

    MAUDE, Maurice Anthony, F/O and Lieutenant, Royal Navy - Died 11 December 1926 following a shooting accident, Hong Kong, where he was commanding a detached flight (six seaplanes) from HMS Hermes.

    MacNEAL, Alastair Neil, F/O and Honorary F/L - Died of injuries 29 December 1926 following crash of a Bristol Fighter, No.28 Squadron, Ambala, India. Also killed was 362102 LAC Cyril Arthur Overy.

    OVERY, Cyril Arthur, LAC (362102) - Died of injuries 29 December 1926 following crash of a Bristol Fighter, No.28 Squadron, Ambala, India. Pilot, F/O Alistair Neil MacNel, also killed.

    LONGINOTTO, Ernest Vincent, F/L, AFC - Died 31 December 1926 of pneumonia, aboard the SS Khiva, Singapore, while homebound from Japan.

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    Some more for 1926.
    I have been somewhat hampered this time as The Times does not appear to have begun reporting most (if not all) service deaths until late in the year.

    11 Feb Hancox Flycatcher SIG N9892 FAA a/c 1920-
    30 Mar Bryan IIID overside Hermes N9758 Do

    10 Apr Lacey et al Vimy F9184 J File
    J File states that the Vimy collided with an Avro 504K H5035 (sic), which identity was allocated to a Grebe, however this serial is not recorded against either type in the file.

    17 May Cox et al Fawn J7221 J File
    21 May Smith Flycatcher at Tentsmuir N9659 (?) J File
    2 Jul Miller Fawn J7191 Do
    19 Jul Hughes Brisfit of 5S at Razmak, India The Times
    1 Aug Carr Snipe at Queensferry E7720 Times & J File
    17 Aug Hooper Dart at Hulverstone Down, Freshwater N9799 FAA A/c
    19 Aug Junor Gamecock J7906 J File
    6 Sep Haddow Bison S1113 FAA A/c
    10 Sep Reedman et al Brisfit at West Down Camp, Tilshead The Times
    21 Oct Lay Bison Eagle off Valetta N9969 FAA A/c
    30 Nov Crowden also P/O E.B. Steedman 504K nr Stamford The Times
    9 Dec Purvis Grebe at Turlingham Manor Farm, Hawkinge The Times

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    Last edited by davew; 1st November 2014 at 11:01. Reason: correct sp. of 'Turlingham Manor Farm'

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    Hello,

    A few more for 1926:

    04/04/26 - LLOYD/VEZEY - De Havilland D.H.9A E8648.
    17/04/26 - WALLAGE/TWEEDIE - De Havilland D.H.9A J7108 - Wallage was a 10-victory ace of the Great War. His medals were offered for sale by Glendinning's (Lot 289), on 24 March, 1993 - MC, 1914-15 Star (Cpl. Suffolk Regt.), British War Medal 1914-1920 and Victory Medal 1914-19 (Capt. RAF).
    24/06/26 - PACKMAN - Gnosspelius Gull (c/n.2 - unregistered). Crashed at Cramlington.
    29/06/26 - ANDERSON/GREGG - De Havilland D.H.9A J7845. Crashed nr. Station No.6, Suez Canal, while landing at Abu Sueir in fog.
    26/07/26 - POLLARD et al - Vickers Vernon III J7143.
    01/08/26 - CRUNDEN/MARCY - Bristol Fighter J6640 'K'.
    10/08/26 - HARVEY/SLATER - De Havilland D.H.9A E928. Crashed, caught fire, burnt out.
    11/11/26 - TAYLOR/HINTON - De Havilland D.H.9A J7354.
    12/11/26 - WOOD - De Havilland D.H.9A J7314.
    22/11/26 - COLLISON/WOOLLARD - De Havilland D.H.9A J7310. Lost speed in turn after take-off, stalled and crashed behind hangar, Kenley. Burnt out.
    22/11/26 - MICHIE - De Havilland D.H.60 Moth G-EBNP, written-off Stag Lane.

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    Hugh

    Here are a few details:

    DAUBENEY, Ralph Thomas - the Gloucester Journal of January 30th carries his death announcement, which states that he died "On January 17th, at Eastington, Potgietersrust, Transvaal, Ralph Thomas, late 1st Royal West Kent Regiement and R.A.F., only surviving son of Giles Daubeney, Vicar of Herne, Kent, aged 28 years."

    BIGG-WITHER, Arthur Orde - the Western Daily Press of May 3rd 1926 reports that he died after his plane crashed during a wing-walking demonstration at Kings Lynn. He was the pilot of the aircraft, and the wing-walker, Mr. George Mark Lloyd, was seriously injured. They also had a passenger on baord, who escaped injury by leaping from the aicraft just before it hit the ground. The aicraft belonged to Messrs. Lloyd Aviation Company, and had been giving displays for a week at Kings Lynn. The ASN website lists the aircraft as Sopwith Gnu G-EAGP.

    McGRANE, Hugh - died at Lyndhurst, Hampshire - source is the National Probate Calendar

    CHEERY, Ernest Alan- is that CHERRY? Thre's an Ernest A Cherry, aged 34, in the register of deaths for Ecclesall, Derbyshire in June 1926.

    ROBINSON, Harry Noel Cornforth, M.C. D.F.C. C.d.G - his death is reported in the Hartlepool Mail of June 2nd 1926. It reports that "the strenuousness of his life as a boy affected his health, and he had been ill for seven months."
    It also mentions him as having "had a brilliant career in the R.F.C. and R.A.F., and won the M.C., the D.F.C. and the Croix de Guerre before his 20th birthday. He...had 15 German planes to his credit."

    HARRIS, Clement Conrad - the Aberdeen Journal of July 8th reports that he died as the result of an accident to a Bristol Fighter of 5 Sqn at Razak, India. Harris was killed in the accident, and LAC Cecil Robert AVERY died of his injuries.

    TOYE, Henry Julian - died at St Martin in the Fields, London

    GILMORE, Sydney George - died at the British Military Hospital, Aden - source is the National Probate Calendar

    LANGRIDGE, Arthur Bracy - died at Sleaford Aerodrome - source is the National Probate Calendar

    HAWKER, Hector Reginald - died at the Military Hospital, Moascar, Egypt - source is the National Probate Calendar

    Regards

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    MILLER, Frederick William, LAC (319176) - Died of injuries, 2 July 1926, following crash of Fawn aircraft, No.100 Squadron, Weston Zoyland, Somerset; F/O Herbert Victor Adler injures.



    Wednesday 07 July 1926 , Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser , Somerset, England

    PLANE COLLIDES WITH CAR. aeroplane collided with stationary motorcar at Weston Zoyland, Somersetshire. A girl who was sitting in the car reading
    was killed. was also the mechanic the aeroplane. They were Miss Vera Clare (19), of and Leading-Aircraftsman Frederick Miller, of of Southampton. The machine, piloted by Flying-Officer Herbert Alder, who escaped
    injury, was ascending from hangar when it suddenly swerved down into the road. OTHER

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    The Fawn at Weston Zoyland 2/7/26 is J7191.

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    re:

    11/11/26 - TAYLOR/HINTON - De Havilland D.H.9A J7354.
    12/11/26 - WOOD - De Havilland D.H.9A J7314.


    I think these aircraft identities have been transposed somewhere

    WOOD' s service file says De Havilland D.H.9A J7354. -> Court of Inquiry Wittering 13/11/26. Killed flying accident. Ailsworth (near Castor, Northampton) 12.11.26.(Pilot) DH9A J7354. Error of judgment

    And De Havilland D.H.9A J7314 was at Aircraft of the Gunnery Schools Eastchurch where TAYLOR/HINTON killed

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    Here are my amended entries for TAYLOR/HINTON (11/11/26) & WOOD (12/11/26):-

    TAYLOR/HINTON - 11/11/26 - De Havilland D.H.9A J7610 - First Flight 18/3/25; 207 Sqn. Crashed, burnt out. Cat.W. Sgt G F TAYLOR and AC2 P C HINTON, both killed

    WOOD - 12/11/26 - De Havilland D.H.9A J7354. RAF (Cadet) College, Cranwell. Crashed and caught fire. Cat.W. F/Cdt D G H WOOD killed.

    See:
    The D.H.4/D.H.9 File
    Sturtivant,Ray & Gordon Page.
    Tunbridge Wells:Air Britain (Historians),1999.
    p.240

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    Col thanks for clearing that up Paul

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    MILLER, Frederick William, LAC (319176) - Died of injuries, 2 July 1926, following crash of Fawn aircraft, No.100 Squadron, Weston Zoyland, Somerset; F/O Herbert Victor Adler injures.

    The aeroplane hit a car on take off while taking off on wireless test and the aeroplane ending up on the road along the airfield -reading the inquest summary reported Western Morning News Wednesday 07 July 1926
    he stated

    "He swerved in order to avoid a night flare on the ground, and doing so must have gone little too far to starboard. He did realize the road was near and did not know car was the road. "

    A girl who was sitting in the car Miss Fanny Vera Clare (19) reading was also killed.

    It appears that this may be connected

    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/.../6824/data.pdf
    16th Oct. 1926.
    Flying Officer- Herbert Victor ALDER is dismissed the service by sentence of .General Court Martial, 11th Oct. 1926
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