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Henk Welting
26th July 2008, 13:19
What caused the death of and/or what were the places of death registration for:

AC2 Guillermo ASHMORE - 840452 - 1 BC, 901 (Balloon) Sqn, Abbeywood, London) - not found in Flight archives;
AC1 Horace W. BRACHER - 841819 - 2 BC, 903 (Balloon) Sqn, Forest Hill, Surrey - killed on active service;
W/O Herbert CHARMER - 553673 - not found in Flight archives;
AC2 Edward W. COSSEY - 1185146 - 903 (Balloon) Sqn - killed on active service;
AC2 Alfred A. FLINT - 1251995 - 901 (Balloon) Sqn - died of wounds or injuries received on active service, and
AC2 Harry GREENWOOD - 994332.

Balloon Sqn personnel may have been casualties in air raids and only one proposed aircraft loss for this day:

Blenheim IV - 2 (C)OTU - damaged byond repair in accident; no more info.

Regards and thanks for your help.

26th July 2008, 16:34
Hi Henk
Bracher,38, and Flint,33, are registered at Woolwich, I also found a George Ashmore,30, at Woolwich. Charmer,40, is registered at Todmorden, W. Yorkshire. Cossey,30, is registered at Camberwell, E London North of the Thames. Greenwood,27, is registered at Christchurch,Hampshire.

Henk Welting
27th July 2008, 10:55
Thanks Dick; Woolwich may all have been air raid casualties.

Eddie Fell
27th July 2008, 11:06
Slight correction - Camberwell is in South East London, South of the Thames


Henk Welting
27th July 2008, 13:48
Thanks Eddie, took note.

27th July 2008, 20:18
Thanks Eddie, you wouldn't think I was born and brought up in S W London!!, but in Fulham N of the river. I got it into my head it was Clerkenwell. Sorry everybody!, but a death registered in Camberwell could be right for a Balloon Unit based in Woolwich and dispersed in that part ol London.

18th June 2009, 22:24
KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE.—A/C.2 G. Ashmore, 1840451 <-- Note Flight magazine have printed 1 at end of serial number.

I can find only part of a hidden family tree on Ancestry.com which has a Guillermo Ashmore born in Columbia in 1906. Can't be that many one would think.

Died on active service - AC2 H Greenwood and again Flight have the last digit of his serial number wrong/different, 994333.

Henk Welting
19th June 2009, 09:58
Thanks Dennis. ASHMORE may have been an air raid's casualty.

24th September 2017, 18:42

AC2 Edward W. COSSEY - 1185146 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at 12 Champion Hill, Camberwell.

AC2 Alfred A. FLINT - 1251995 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at Plumstead.



9th November 2022, 16:47
George Maitland Riding 1350301, attached TO SHQ RAF West Malling, died of acute appendicitis

2nd December 2022, 21:32
Douglas Elliot Chapman 975500, attached to 11 SoTT, died in RAF hospital Hereford of injuries sustained in a road accident

8th December 2022, 18:10
Herbert Charmer 553673 , a medically discharged Airman at the time of his death, died at 16 Strines Street, Walsden, Todmorden , of phthisia pulmonalis