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    Default Unknown Death Causes 18th November 1918

    A number of records - for some reason a large number 34 'Airman and Airwoman' deaths that day

    1) Member (Private) Emily STOKES 9142 Women's Royal Air Force Cause Unit ? Death registered Hartley Wintney Hampshire aged 43 buried in Farnborough (Victoria Road) Cemetery.

    2) Corporal George SNELL 314912 Airship Station Howden in the VAD Hospital, Nafferton. Cause ? Buried Nafferton (All Saints) New Churchyard.

    3) Clerk 3rd Class Alfred Wynn DAVIES 285841 27 Training Depot Station aged 44 registration ? Buried BIRMINGHAM (BRANDWOOD END) CEMETERY Cause ?

    4) Air Mechanic 3rd Class George Harry CORNISH 298712 Reinforcement Wing, Blandford Death buried in Blandford Cemetery Registered Blandford Cause ? Possibly Influenza

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    Default Re: Unknown Death Causes 18th November 1918

    Paul

    I'm struggling with the first two and the last one, but I did find Davies.

    285841 Alfred Wynn DAVIES - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at Dundee War Hospital (another entry has The War Hospital, Dundee, Angus).

    After a bit of a struggle, the Statutory Deaths Register on the Scotland's People website records him as Alfred Winn Davis, which confused matters, and records that he died at 1.30 p.m. due to asthma, bronchitis and heart failure.

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    Default Re: Unknown Death Causes 18th November 1918

    Hi Paul

    Corporal George SNELL 314912

    There is a casualty card here that seems to be the right man, although his number is given as 238815

    That leads to his previous Navy service record here - although not a cause of death.

    '314912 Snell' appears on 2 cards in AIR 78, one for G Snell and one for George Snell. It's curious that the RAF casualty card would reference his old Navy number.

    EDIT: "He died on the 18th of November 1918 after contracting influenza and double pneumonia at Wold House auxiliary Red Cross Hospital, near Diffield"
    Link here

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    Jeff
    Last edited by RecklessRat; 21st September 2023 at 17:49. Reason: Cause of Death added

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    Default Re: Unknown Death Causes 18th November 1918

    Simon thanks -= Forgot to check ScotlandsPeople - no wonder I could not find his death in England and Wales

    100% DAVIES Alfred Wynn This is his Birth Registration


    Births Dec 1874 (>99%)
    DAVIES Alfred Wynn Oswestry 6a 719

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    There are pension record on Fold3 for

    Cornish, Geoge H (298712)
    UK, WWI, Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923
    Cornish, George H (298712)
    MULTI-IMAGE FILE
    Cornish, George H (298712)
    UK, WWI, Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923

    And obvious his RAF Service record

    Snell has RAF Service record and also Soldiers Effects record and Pension


    Stokes - Nothing AFAIK

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    Default Re: Unknown Death Causes 18th November 1918

    Jeff thanks for find that info out - Only Cornish to go hopefully pension record helps - I think Stokes will be impossible without Death Cert

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