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Good morning,

I tried this question on The Aerodrome Forum a couple of weeks ago. I hope you won't mind if I throw down the gauntlet here and see if I get any more luck!

Does anyone have a ready source of info for post Armistice casualties? I am trying to find out how Ronald Towers Minors met his end on 27th March, 1919 in a 'flying accident'. The last movement I have for him is 88 Sqn BEF to WTS 6th December, 1918.

Many thanks,

Mike

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Welcome to the forum

Have you tried contacting the RAF Museum to see if they have his casualty card?

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Mike,

I can tell you what happened to Capt Minors. There is a Casualty Report at Kew for this airman. He was piloting DH9A E9715 of 18 Sqn that day on a mail flight when he was caught in a snow storm. He stalled and crashed at Profondeville in Belgium, and died of his injuries that day.

There are other references to him in Sturtivant and Page's very excellent DH4/DH9 file, which also quotes these details off the Cas Rep. Let me know if you want them - for example, he had a crash on landing in 18 Sqn DH9A E8426 just two weeks earlier (9.3.19).

Regards,

Trevor

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Thanks Trevor, I was beginning to wonder if I was ever going to find out what happened to Captain Minors. I misread my notes from his service record - on a second viewing he returned to 18 from WTS prior to his accident. I will put some time into seeing if I can locate his final resting place and let you know what I dig up (no pun intended).

Regards,

Mike

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Name:MINORS, RONALD TOWERS

Initials:R T

Nationality:United Kingdom

Rank:Captain

Regiment/Service:Royal Air Force

Secondary Regiment:Worcestershire Regiment

Secondary Unit Text:and

Age:25

Date of Death:27/03/1919

Additional information:Son of Mrs. Eleanor Minors, of 56, Tettenhall Rd., Wolverhampton.Casualty Type:Commonwealth War DeadGrave/Memorial Reference:IV. B. 1.

Cemetery:BELGRADE CEMETERY

Regards,

Phil

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Many thanks Phil - that will teach me to be more careful with the search on the CWGC site!

Can I also thank everyone else who contributed, as I would have ended up going round in circles for months with this. I will see if I can get my Belgian friend to look at it from his end and see if anything else pops up.

Regards,

Mike

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