Re: 1934 RAF Death Mysteries 12 Airman
1. Albert Edward Scriven 341026 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died on July 25th 1934 at Princess Mary Hospital, Halton Camp. His address is listed as 38 Married Quarters, R.A.F. Abingdon. He was born on August 12th 1899 at Portsmouth.
2. Sidney POLLARD 513405 - the National Probate Calendar has a Sidney Pollard, died September 14th 1934 at Wendover, Buckinghamshire. Nothing further on ancestry, nor in the newspapers on FMP.
3. Edwin Herbert Seddon 516818 - there's an Edwin H. Seddon aged 18, death registered Uxbridge Jan-Feb-Mar 1934?
4. John REDMAN 565126 - nothing, sorry.
5. Leonard William Read 526638 - his death was reported in the Daily News of May 1st 1934:
R.A.F. Man's Rail Fate
After joining in the songs at a party at his home in Whippendell-road, Watford, and saying goodbye to his fiancee, Aircraftman Leonard Read was killed by a train two miles away on the L.M.S. railway line outside Watford. He had left to rejoin his unit at St Albans.
6. Albert Eric Parsons 511836 - nothing, sorry.
7. Wilfred Greenwood 510548 - nothing, sorry.
8. Charles Hector BARNABY 350625 - the Daily News of February 7th 1934 has the following:
Insurance Claims Paid
The following payments are in respect of claims from areas supplied by Southern Editions:
£100 to Mrs. L. Barnaby, of 16, Married Quarters, R.A.F., South Farnborough (now "Brecon," 30, Fellows-road, South Farnborough), whose husband, Charles Hector Barnaby, a corporal in the R.A.F., struck his head against a bath when he apparently tripped over a rug and fell at his home, and died at Cambridge Hospital, Aldershot, following his injuries.
9. Sydney Brown - the Statutory Deaths Register on the Scotland's People website has the following:
Sydney Brown, Corporal, Royal Air Force, Single, aged 26
Son of Archibald Albert Brown, Police Constable and Augusta Jane Brown
Died June 20th 1934 at 00.45 a.m. at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary
Usual residence Turnhouse, Edinburgh
Death due to cerebral laceration and fractured skull, sustained by being knocked down by a motor car.
10. Richard Buchanan Possible 563067 - if it's the right person, his death was announced in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle of June 20th 1934:
BUCHANAN - 63, Hamilton Street, 18 June, Richard, dearly beloved son of Amy and the late Richard Buchanan. Interment Elswick Cemetery Thursday.
11. George Brown - a real needle in a haystack, I'm afraid!
12. William Green Tone - newspaper accounts report that the accident on September 15th, occurred when he and Hendry Warkman were returning to Leuchars from Tayport on a motorcycle. Both were found injured by the side of the road. Tone died in King's Cross Hospital, Dundee of his injuries and meningitis. Warkman suffered lacerations to his face and a broken leg. The accounts record Tone as "a Leuchars airman."
Both men were originally from Newcastle, but a family tree on ancestry records that Tone was born in 1913 at Houghton-le-Spring, County Durham, son of Richard Tone and Agnes Tone, nee Green.
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