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    Default Mystery WW1 Casualty Flight Cadet "DUMPSON A J" Oct 1918 ?

    In the Air Force Daily List 175 of 21 November 1918 - the following names are listed - My additions in Bold


    ROYAL AIR FORCE
    CADETS KILLED.
    Bailey, H.C Hugh Courtenay 30 Oct 1918 possibly 57356?
    Currie, J E Joseph Edward 26 Oct 1918 175575
    Dumpson, A. J
    Fleet, E. T Eric Thomas 22 Oct 1918 48106 (Sgt)
    Lloyd, E Edward 28 Oct 1918 178787
    Richardson, A Arthur 4 Oct 1918 171458 (from United States of America)
    Trafford, A. E. Arthur Ernest 31 Oct 1918 137595

    But DUMPSON A J is a mystery - not on CWGC or can't find anyone with such a name- I assume a typo or a combination of 2 names into one by mistake.. Can anyone suggest who it would be = based on the dates of other casualties he may be an Oct 1918 death


    Thanks Paul

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    Default Re: Mystery WW1 Casualty Flight Cadet "DUMPSON A J" Oct 1918 ?

    Paul

    Probably mis-transcribed from ‘Simpson’ due to misinterpreted handwriting?

    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/fi...james-simpson/

    regards

    Simon
    Researching R.A.F. personnel from the North East of England

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    Default Re: Mystery WW1 Casualty Flight Cadet "DUMPSON A J" Oct 1918 ?

    Simon


    Well done that man - yes = I agree

    Many Thanks


    Paul

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    Default Re: Mystery WW1 Casualty Flight Cadet "DUMPSON A J" Oct 1918 ?

    Hi Paul,

    As per the other thread - see for large update - I think your mystery man is F/Cadet A E Johnson

    McAlpin, Sec. Lt. D. D. R.A.F Donald Davis 28 Oct 1918 – not found
    Trade: Pilot
    Death in Bristol FE2b C4692 – ‘Collided in air and crashed into sea’. Others in a/c: F/Cadet A E Johnson presumed killed.
    CoI is on the back of this card and refers to the other a/c involved as piloted by 2/Lt Edgar Taviner with F/Cadet E Lloyd (also above)

    I'll have a rummage for the others in your original post later

    Regards,

    Jeff


    ETA; and here I have
    Bailey, H.C Hugh Courtenay 30 Oct 1918 possibly 57356?
    Trade: Pupil under instruction (solo)
    Death in Avro 504 B8623 – ‘Spinning nose dive’.



    Currie, J E Joseph Edward 26 Oct 1918 175575 -
    Trade: Pupil under instruction
    Death in Avro 504K E3668 – ‘When giving instruction in stalling turns, instructor got machine into spin and failed to recover’. Others in a/c – 2/Lt Wilfred Baldwin killed



    Johnson, A. E – Arthur Edward
    Death in Bristol FE2b C4692 – ‘Collided in air and crashed into sea’. Others in a/c: 2/Lt D D McAlpin presumed killed.

    Lloyd, E Edward 28 Oct 1918 178787
    Death in Bristol FE2b E2250 – ‘Collided in air and crashed into sea’. Others in a/c 2/Lt Edgar Taviner presumed killed



    Fleet, E. T Eric Thomas 22 Oct 1918 48106 (Sgt) -
    Trade: Pupil under instruction
    Death in Sopwith Snipe E8018 – cause ‘Not apparent’



    Richardson, A Arthur 4 Oct 1918 17145/8 (from United States of America) -
    Drowned at Deseronto Canada (result of falling into pit)



    Trafford, A. E. Arthur Ernest 31 Oct 1918 137595 -
    Trade: Pupil
    Death in Sopwith Camel F1980 – ‘Apparently stunting’
    CoI – ‘The cause of the accident was in our opinion owing to F/Cdt A Trafford attempting to loop Sopwith Camel, lost control while on his back and fell into a spin and never again regained complete control before hitting the ground’
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