Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 16 of 16

Thread: RAF Fatalities, 1931

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    6,079
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    Hello,

    Just a little more on, 25/01/31, Lawrence Herbert IRVING-BELL (also referred to as; Lawrence Herbert Irving BELL), Avro 504K G-AACW.

    Several sources refer to I-B as an Australian, he was not. He was born in Hong Kong, China. At one time (c.1916), his father, Herbert Irving BELL, resided at 82 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch. New Zealand. I-B visited Australia on 10-3-1916, and whilst here enlisted in the A.I.F. (10-8-1916). His unit, the 60th Bn., left for the UK on 3-11-1916. After serving on the Western Front, he transferred to the Australian Flying Corps (5-5-1918). I-B resigned his commission in the AFC, and was demobbed on 18-10-1919. He joined the RAF in 1919, reportedly serving in India, but retired in 1922 due to ill health.

    For 04/02/31, W/C TUCKER et al. The serial of Blackburn RB.1 Iris III, should read N238, not S238. Also killed, but not mentioned was; LAC William George STEVENS. The injured were; F/L Maurice Hibbert ELY and F/L Charles RYLEY, Cpl William Mansell BARRY being unhurt.

    05/05/31 F/L WAGHORN (+ 07/05/31). Hawker Horsley J8932 (All-metal prototype), abandoned after becoming uncontrollable. Mr E R ALEXANDER safe.

    08/11/31 F/O E A JONES - D.H. 60M Moth G-AAVU (Brooklands Flying School). Hit wind sock on landing in bad weather, Hendon, rebuilt. F/L William Evelyn Patrick JOHNSON injured.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 23rd April 2015 at 08:31.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    15
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    TEIDEMAN, Arthur George, F/O & MACKENZIE, John Buralem, F/O - Killed 28 November 1931 at Hillhead, Hants, in a Moth of RAF Gosport.

    Moth serial number was K1203 - source: photo in Portsmouth Evening News - Saturday 28 November 1931

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    4,065
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    Default

    Nice catch Richard

    Air Britain has for this one

    c/n 1515 DH.60M [Gipsy I] toc as K1203 by Base Training Squadron, Gosport (Coastal Area) 26.4.30. Soc 11.1.32

    So struck of charge over month later

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    4,065
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    Default

    NECOMBE, Jack Stewart, P/O - Died 26 February 1931

    12 Sqn ORB: During this month (Feb 1931) P/O Field and Newcombe were in the team which represented England in the World Bobsleigh Championship ast St. Moritz. Just before the final in which the team finished 3rd P/O Newcombe was taken seriously ill and died a week later. He was cremated and brought back to Andover where he was given a service funeral on the 26th Feb 1931

    Based on description not convinced date of death correct
    Last edited by paulmcmillan; 25th November 2016 at 11:36.

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Northumberland, UK
    Posts
    3,105
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts

    Default

    Paul

    The National Probate Calendar has the following for Jack Stewart Newcombe:

    NEWCOMBE, Jack Stewart of No. 12 Squadron R.A.F. Andover, Hampshire, died 26 February 1931 at Kreisspital Samadan, Switzerland.

    As I mentioned in post #5 his death was also announced in The Times:

    NEWCOMBE - On Feb 26, 1931, at Samadan Hostial, Engadine, Switzerland, from peritonitis, JACK STEWART NEWCOMBE, Pilot Officer, Royal Air Force, second son of the late Capt. C. H. Newcombe, R.A., and Mrs. Newcombe, West Lulworth, aged 21.

    Regards

    Simon

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    6,079
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by paulmcmillan View Post
    DATHAM, Norman Gilly, Flight Cadet - died in hospital 30 November 1931 from injuries sustained 24 November 1931 in an Atlas of RAF Cranwell. “The Coroner warmly commended a young farm labourer named Frank Leslie Wilson who, with great bravery, pulled Datham out of the blazing wreckage.”

    Service File:

    Court of Inquiry held at Cranwell on 26.11.31. Killed as the result of a flying accident (Pilot) at Brauncewell on Atlas K1499. Due to pilot stalling when to near the ground

    Atlas K1499 * needs confirmation
    Hello,

    The correct name of this Flight Cadet was: Norman Gilly "DATHAN", not DATHAM. His birth/death registrations attest to this fact (Born: 1stQ, Southampton, Hampshire, March,1913; Death: 4thQ, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, December,1931).

    Col

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •