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    Default Ancestry All UK, British Army and Navy Birth, Marriage and Death Records, 1730-1960

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    Does this index provide any clues to the exact date Of Birth and or Service Number foe the following

    First & Middle Name(s): F W
    Last Name: Roach

    Birth Yeat
    1901

    Death 16 March 1930


    He is Leading Aircraftman Fred William ROACH who died 16 March 1930 following football injury 12 March 1930 Injuries - Ruptured spleen; operation R.N.H. Haslar aged 28

    I am hoping to find his DoB (or where) and his Service number

    Maybe Frederick William ROACH

    Thanks Paul


    He is not Frederick William Charles ROACH 282188 who died in the 1980's

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    Default Re: Ancestry All UK, British Army and Navy Birth, Marriage and Death Records, 1730-19

    Paul

    ADM 104 isn't much help:

    ROACH F. W., aged 29, L.A.C., d. Mar 16 1930, Haslar R.N.H. injuries - ruptured spleen; operation.

    Newspapers are a bit more forthcoming. Nothing specific but some possible leads to chase.

    His funeral was reported in the Exeter and Plymouth Gazette, March 24th 1930, and it records him as aged 28, a native of Exeter, son of Mrs. M. A. Roach, of Simla, Grosvenor-place, Blackboy-road, Exeter and that he left a widow and infant daughter Joan. He was educated at St. James's Boys' School.

    It also reports the inquest, and that Roach was playing in goal for a Royal Air Force team against H.M.S. Excellent and was charged by the opposing centre-forward, knocked out and left the field. He was operated on for a ruptured spleen, but intestinal paralysis developed and was the cause of death. Eye-witnesses described the opponent's action as 'perfectly fair' and a verdict of accidental death was returned.

    His birth seems to have been registered in Exeter as Fred William Roach in the Jan/Feb/Mar 1902 quarter.

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

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    Default Re: Ancestry All UK, British Army and Navy Birth, Marriage and Death Records, 1730-19

    Simon

    I wondered if it was ADM 104 file - Thanks for confirming


    Paul

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    100% Fred Roach

    1911 Census

    Fred
    Roach
    1902
    9
    Taylors Court Bath Rd Exeter
    Exeter
    Exeter
    Devon

    1921 Census 0 has him

    1921 Census Fred
    Roach
    1901
    Devon, England
    Sealand <- RAF Sealand
    Hawarden
    Flintshire

    I would live to see a sample of the 1921 Census I wonder if they provide Service numbers
    Last edited by paulmcmillan; 1st December 2023 at 08:12.

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