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    Posted: 30 Jun 2009 at 08:51

39 (HOME DEFENCE) SQUADRON RFC/RAF ROLL OF HONOUR

 

NAME

RANK

DATE OF DEATH

NOTES

ARTHUR, William Hubert

2Lt RFC

12 December 1917

Killed while flying Sopwith F1 Camel B2536

Buried at Gosport

BOLES, Jack Lionel

Lt RAF

13 June 1918 (Thursday)

Born Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada

Son of Mr JE Boles

Killed while flying in Bristol F2B C4815 (see MacKay)

Buried St Andrews, North Weald Bassett

CAIRNS, Albany Francis

2Lt RAF

29 July 1918

Observer

Killed while flying in Bristol F2B B1331 (see Thomas)

Buried Normanton, Yorkshire

COLLINS, Grace Zenobia

2479 Member Women's Royal Air Force

6 November 1918 (Wednesday)

Daughter of John Edward and Ada Hannah Collins, of The Square, Mill Lane, Woodford Green

Died aged 19

Buried St Peter-in-the-Forest, Walthamstow, Essex

HURST, Aubrey Clive

2Lt

22 January 1918

Name on North Weald Memorial, but believed to have been serving with 29 Squadron at time of death

JORDAN, Charles Henry

Lt RAF

31 July 1918 (Wednesday)

Native of Isleworth, Middlesex

Son of Charles and Minnie Jordan; and husband of Mrs E L Jordan, of 111 Hartham Road, Isleworth, Middlesex

Pilot

Killed while flying BE12 C3235, aged 27

Buried St Andrews North Weald Bassett

KEMP, Reginald Pym Hitchen

2Lt RAF

25 September 1918

Observer

Killed while in flying Bristol F2B E2160, aged 21 (see Underwood)

Buried St Mary’s, Hendon, Middlesex

MACKAY, John Wood

110338 Flight Cadet

13 June 1918

Native of Edinburgh

Killed while flying  Bristol F2B C4815, aged 18 (see Boles)

Buried Grange, Edinburgh, Midlothian

PRITCHARD, Thomas Bradley

2Lt RFC

5 December 1917 (Wednesday)

Born Beaconsfield, Cape Province, South Africa

Son of Matthew John and Susannah Pritchard, of 5 Freeman Place, Beaconsfield, Cape Province, South Africa

Enlisted August 1914 

Formerly 52nd MT Company Army Service Corps

Military Cross awarded for attacking (unsuccessfully) Zeppelin L45 on 20 October 1917, subsequent to which he crash landed cutting his left eye and suffering concussion

(Reputedly ‘commended by French’ for this sortie, so possible award of Croix de Guerre)

Pilot

Died of injuries received on 20 November 1917 while flying Bristol F2A A3314, aged 24 (2Lt JA Lloyd was injured)

Buried at Hendon Park, Middlesex

THOMAS, Owen Vincent

Captain RAF

(Flight Commander)

29 July 1918 (Monday)

Native of Piccadilly, London and Skenforth, Monmouthshire

13 Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Pilot

Killed while flying  Bristol F2B B1331, aged 24 (see Cairns)

Buried St Albans, Coppersale, Essex

Brother, Captain RN Thomas RFC, died in  service also)

UNDERWOOD, Roy Garon

Lt RAF

25 September 1918 (Wednesday)

 

Native of Southend-on-Sea, Essex

Son of Mrs B H Underwood, of 14 Hamlet Road, Southend-on-Sea

Killed while flying in Bristol F2B E2160, aged 19 (see Kemp)

Buried Sutton Road, Southend, Essex

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