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    Quote Originally Posted by paulmcmillan View Post
    Missing Casualty


    Cpl Reginald William Richard Robins, DFM (Waziristan, 1925) (aged 25) killed #86779

    "As the result of an accident at Aboukir, Egypt, to a D.H.9a
    machine of No. 4 Flying Training School, Abu Sueir, on July
    19, No. 86779, Corporal Reginald William Richard Robins, the
    pilot and sole occupant of the aircraft, was killed."
    Hello,

    D.H.9A J7868 - PD Ascot; AD Aboukir; 4 FTS Abu Sueir; Stalled on take-off, spun in and caught fire, Aboukir, Cat W 19-7-1927. (Cpl. W R Robins DFM killed).

    See:
    The D.H.4/D.H.9 File.
    Sturtivant,Ray & Gordon Page.
    Tunbridge Wells:Air-Britain (Historians),1999.
    p.241.

    India General Service Medal 1908-1935:
    Name: Robins, W. R.
    Rank: Cpl.
    No.: 86779
    Clasp (4) - Waziristan 1921-1924.
    Comments: Also took part in Waziristan Ops 1925.

    Source: India General Service Medal Roll 1908-1935 To The RAF. p.67. (Naval & Military Press).

    DFM - https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...upplement/7601

    Col.
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    Vickers Virginia J7714 crashed taking off from Eastchurch (Armament & Gunnery School hangers) 19/4/27:
    F/O W. Kelly, P/O J.F. Dowdeswell, F/Sgt A.G. Alderson and A.C.2 Daniels killed.

    source = AIR29/588 Eastchurch Armament & Gunnery School ORB

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    Edward Ernest Porter DCM
    A Contemptible Little Flying Corps – I. McInnes, J. V. Webb
    RFC Enlisted #254
    Born Merridge, Somerset, 15 February, 1890. Enlisted 24 October, 1906. Formerly 12876 L/Sgt 3/Grenadier Guards. Posted to RFC HQ 25 July, 1912 on transfer to the Corps. Royal Aero Club Aviators’ Certificate No. 549 of 9 July, 1913 as a Sergeant in a Maurice Farman of CFSat Upavon. Serving at Montrose Scotland with 6 Squadron in August, 1913. As Flight Sergeant 6 Squadron earned 1914 Star and bar in France from 6 October, 1914. SM1 12 March, 1915. Mentioned in des patches in L.G.3June, 1916. Awarded D.C.M. as
    Sergeant Major in L.G. 21 June, 1916 For consistent good
    work. He has shown great zeal and has never failed to
    carry out his duties successfully. Commissioned 2 Lieut 11 March, 1917
    ‘For Services in the Field.’ Awarded M.B.E. Flying Officer (Stores List)
    1 August, 1919, stationed from 23 December, 1919 at Electrical and
    Wireless School (No. 7 Group) at Winchester (November, 1921 A.F.L.).
    He commited suicide on board the SS Parsova bound for
    Karachi on 19 May, 1927. His group of five medals is known in a
    private collection: M.B.E. (1st type, military ribbon),
    D.C.M. (GV 254 S. Mjr RFC), 1914 Star and bar (Fl. Sgt)
    British War Medal and Victory medal (with oakleaf. Captain RAF).

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    William Robert Bathurst ANNESLEY 16th August 1927


    ANNESLEY.—At Ottawa. Canada, on 16th August, after a few days’ illness. Flights Lieutenant W. R. B. Annesley, R.A.F., only, son of the late Major W. R. N. Annesley. Royal West Kent Regt., and Mrs Annesley, Greyfriars Garden, St
    Published: Saturday 20 August 1927
    Newspaper: St. Andrews Citizen
    County: Fife, Scotland

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    ANNESLEY, William Robert Bathurst, F/L - Died 16 August 1927. He had been posted to RAF Training Depot, Leuchars, 13 January 1927.




    Flt Lt William Robert Bathurst ANNESLEY died in Ontario Canada on 16th August 1927 - Details were initially unclear it was reported at "Ottawa". Canada, on 16th August, after a few days’ illness.

    Then later it was stated


    The White Star liner Doric arrived at Liverpool from Canada yesterday the remains were
    landed of Flight-Lieutenant W. R. B. Annesley, who died of cerebral haemorrhage following
    "flying accident" near Toronto, Ontario, on August 16 1927


    Which implies an aircraft accident - He was serving RAF officer at the time RAF Leuchars and I assume on leave


    Published: Monday 29 August 1927
    His grave says "Passed Over at Toronto Bay, Canada on August 16th 1927"


    St Andrews Citizen of 3 September 1927 dismisses the suggestion that he was killed or fatally injured in an aircraft crash. He was on a CoI for an Aircraft accident at time of his death but fell ill on it and died 16th August 1927 - He was on attachment to RCAF from RAF

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