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    Posted: 22 Jun 2009 at 10:30

 

Aircrew killed while serving with 4 Reserve Squadron RFC (not at Hooton Park)

 

MAIN. Percy Rowland

2Lt 15 Battalion Hampshire Regiment attached 4RS RFC (pilot).

23.9.1916      Killed while flying Maurice Farman Shorthorn A929, aged 24.

Passenger, AM 2 Bank, also killed.

Native :           Portsmouth.

Buried :           Portsea (Hampshire 9).

MF 11 A929 was built by the Aircraft Manufacturing Company at Hendon. It was fitted with an 80 hp Renault engine.

 

 

MOLINEAUX, Albert Ward Spencer

2Lt 4RS RFC (pilot).

28.7.1916      Killed while flying Maurice Farman Shorthorn 515, aged 24.

Passenger, Lt J F Smith, also accidently drowned.

Native :           Wolverhampton.

Buried :           Wolverhampton (Staffordshire 78).

MF 11 515 was one of a batch of 32 Maurice Farmans purchased from France.

 

 

PRICE, Andrew Benjamin

2267 Sergeant 4RS RFC (pilot).

25.1.1917      (Thursday) killed while flying Maurice Farman Shorthorn A2526, aged 26.

Passenger, AM2 B Hartley, also killed. (Note : Chris Hobson claims, in Airmen Died in the Great War, that this was 14 Wing).

Born :              Wolverhampton.

Native :           Failsworth.

Buried :           Failsworth, Lancashire.

Son of George Price, 40 Mather Street, Failsworth.

MF 11 A2526 was one of a batch of 100 aircraft built by the Aircraft Manufacturing Company at Hendon. It was fitted with a 70 hp Renault engine.

 

 

WHIPP, James Leonard

5616 AM2 4RS RFC.

6.1.16             Died aged 26.

Natve :            Ashton-on-Mersey.

Buried :           Sale (Cheshire 147).

 

 

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