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post-41378-1231673607.jpgMary Daykin of Tupton,Derbyshire,the sister of John Daykin enlistedMay19th1915 Killed in action 20/22 Sept 1917 .Is this RFC uniform?
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Women's Royal Air Force

NGG

Thought her shoulder chevron looked like RAF wings.Will now have to see if she has a

service record.Many thanks

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John Daykin enlisted May19th1915 Killed in actio21thSept.1916.No mention of him in War Graves site.

If he was the son of William DAYKIN of 15 Madin St, New Tupton, Chesterfield, then this is him on CWGC with a different date of death:

Name: DAYKIN, JOHN

Initials: J

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Lance Corporal

Regiment/Service: Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)

Unit Text: 16th Bn.

Date of Death: 20/09/1917

Service No: 26193

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 99 to 102 and 162 to 162A.

Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_detail...asualty=1629676

This man's service record is on Ancestry and shows that he enlisted at Chesterfield on 19/5/1915 aged 19 years 2 months, and confirms that he was killed in action between 20 & 22/9/1917.

Adrian

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If he was the son of William DAYKIN of 15 Madin St, New Tupton, Chesterfield, then this is him on CWGC with a different date of death:

Name: DAYKIN, JOHN

Initials: J

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Lance Corporal

Regiment/Service: Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)

Unit Text: 16th Bn.

Date of Death: 20/09/1917

Service No: 26193

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 99 to 102 and 162 to 162A.

Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_detail...asualty=1629676

This man's service record is on Ancestry and shows that he enlisted at Chesterfield on 19/5/1915 aged 19 years 2 months, and confirms that he was killed in action between 20 & 22/9/1917.

Adrian

Many thanks for this information we only had a small cutting from the local newspaper so this gives us more to add to our family research.Forum contacts have confirmed that his sister was demobolised from the RAF on 4.9.19 and enrolled at Coventry on 17.4.1918.

I thought the RAF did not come into existence until 1919. Her number was 23

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Sorry - here's the link - just put the surname in the box and hers is the only one that appears.

Airwomen's records search page

Sue

Many thanks.Now have copy of her certificate of discharge on demob dated 4.1.1919.Her number was 23 so possibly she was an early entrant when she enlisted at Coventry 0n 17.4.1918. Have also received from apwright (Adrian) her brother's service record

Regards, Ron Ward (fred Holling)

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The Royal Air Force came into being on 1 April 1918. The WRAF was formed basically of transfers of women in the WRNS and QMAAC who had been serving with either Royal Naval Air Service of Royal Flying Corps units.

NGG

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The Royal Air Force came into being on 1 April 1918. The WRAF was formed basically of transfers of women in the WRNS and QMAAC who had been serving with either Royal Naval Air Service of Royal Flying Corps units. .

NGG

Her demob record shows she enlisted on 17th April 1918 and gives her number as 23 and rank as member. Will follow-up to see if I can find a site for WRNS and QMAAC. Many thanks AC2 Ron Ward
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