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    Default Flt Lt Anthony Croker Weldon, died 20th June 1939

    Can anyone provide details on the death of Flt Lt Anthony Croker Weldon, previously with 26(B) Sqn RAF and seconded from the Army, having served with the Sherwood Forresters and the Irish Fusiliers?

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    Date may be wrong? June 30 1939?


    ARMY OFFICER KILLED INQUEST OPENED AT BOVINGTON While driving from Moreton to Affpidale, on Friday evening, Captain Anthony Croker Weldon (31), of Manor House. Moreton, received iatal injuries when his car struck a bank and he was thrown into the road. At the time of the accident Captain Weldon was accompanied by his sister, Miss AltraWeldon, wno received serious head injuries and now detained at the Dorset County Hospital. Dorchester. The inquest on Captain ...detained at the Dorset County Hospital. Dorchester. The inquest on Captain Weldon was opened by the Coroner for East Dorset, Mr. R ...




    Published: Friday 07 July 1939
    Newspaper: Western Gazette
    County: Somerset, England
    Type: Article | Words: 479 | Page: 11 | Tags: none
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    Looks like Friday 30th June from
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    Looks like Friday 30th June 1939

    Published: Monday 03 July 1939
    Newspaper: Birmingham Daily Post
    County: West Midlands, England
    Type: Article | Words: 610 | Page: 11 | Tags: none

    Captain Anthony Weldon, Royal Irish Fusiliers, of Manor House, Moreton, Dorset, was killed when his car overturned in negotiating a sharp bend near Moreton. Captain Weldon and his sister, Miss Altra Weldon, were both forced out of the car. Captain Weldon’s sister received serious head injuries and is at the Dorchester County Hospital, where she is stated to be progressing as well as can be expected. Captain Weldon returned from Malta on Thursday ...



    Published: Sunday 02 July 1939
    Newspaper: Sunday Mirror
    County: London, England
    Type: Article | Words: 224 | Page: 7 | Tags: none


    A day after returnlngfrom Malta. Captain Anthony Weldon, Royal Irish PuslUers. Manor House. More ton (Dorset), was killed I when his ear overturned at a sharp bend of the Affpuddle-Moreton road

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    Newspaper: Birmingham Daily Post

    R.A.F, Officers jn Car Accident Pilot Officer John Samuel Albert Russell (20), of Wattisham (Suffolk) Aerodrome, died in the ambulance as it was reaching the East Suffolk Hospital, Ipswich, yesterday, after a motor-car accident. He was driving to the aerodrome with two other R.A.F. officers when the car left the road and crashed near Needham Market. Pilot Officer Gordon Reginald) Grattan (20) is in hospital in a critical condition, but Acting Flight Lieutenant Kenneth Doran escaped almost without injury.

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    Paul

    Just to confirm the date, the National Probate Calendar records the following:

    Weldon, Anthony Croker of Manor House, Moreton, Dorchester, Dorsetshire died June 30 1939 at Affpuddle, Dorsetshire. Administration Blandford 28 October to Kenneth Charles Weldon, retired lieutenant-colonel, H. M. Army.

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    Simon

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    Thanks all for your replies. Looks like he might have had an interesting Army career.
    Jim Corbett

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