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Can I tack my question onto this thread.
One of the aircraft lost at Castlebar appears to have been on 28 Aug 1920.
I assume it was a Bristol F2, but cannot confirm that
I am researching the man killed a Major Chads -my notes on this link - and the plane appears to have been flown by Norman Herford Dimmock AFC (trying to get round local press inaccuracies). He was a pilot in the RFC and stayed with the RAF after the war. His WW1 MIC gives an address of 27 West Hill Highgate, which ties in with the newspaper reports. The local press reports are on the link, but there is not a lot said
Has anyone anything more on this crash, Dimmock appears to have survived in as much as he is not on Irish or English GRO deaths
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Thanks for that very full answer.
Looks as if I need to buy a few more books. I have "Hearts and Mines" on order at the moment
It is surprising how you have to educate yourself in so many specialist areas when researching soldiers lives
Posted 23 August 2011 - 04:21 PM
N.H.Dimmock AFC/RFC survived with two badly broken legs.
Off the top of my head, and maybe of some interest, with regards Major Chads gravestone, in the Church of Ireland graveyard located next to the Traveler's Friend Hotel, near the hospital, details on the other side of the stone are in reference to his brother killed in action in France.
Will see if I can locate my notes with regards this grave.
TO THE DEAR MEMORY OF
MAJOR ADJ. THE border REGIMENT
ELDEST AND BELOVED SON OF MAJOR & MRS. CHADS
OF DELAFORD, IVER, BUCKS.
KILLED IN A AEROPLANE ACCIDENT CASTLEBAR 28 - AUG - 1920
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ALSO THEIR YOUNGEST BELOVED SON HERBET CHARLES
KILLED IN ACTION 6 - JAN - 1915, AGED 20.
BURIED AT CHAPELLE, ARMENTIRRES, FRANCE.
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