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Bob Coulson

Captain William Harold Haynes.

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Bob Coulson

Capt Haynes is on the 1914 Oct Army List with the 6th Yorkshires, he then appears to have transferred to the RFC.

He is listed as killed September 26th 1918.

Would anyone have any info on his time with the RFC?

Most grateful for any help.

Bob.

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Brigantian

Bob

Airmen Died in the Great War has:

Capt William Harold Haynes DSO, a pilot of 151 Squadron (formally 6 Yorks) accidentally shot on 26-9-18 whilst inspecting the wreck of his Camel. He was a native of Wath-on-Dearn, Yorkshire.

Regards

Mark

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Bob Coulson

Mark,

Thanks for the info.

"Accidently shot" wonder what happened??

Bob.

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Bob Coulson

Looked into his further and it turns out to be a tragic tale.

Captain Haynes was taxiing his machine on his home field at night. He accidently turned the plane into a ditch but crawled away unscathed.

He then went round to the front of the machine to check the damage when his mechanic who had run over inadvertently triggered the guns killing Captain Haynes instantly.

Very sad story,

Bob.

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