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Pte B Shannon - Royal Flying Corps


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I am trying to trace this airman. All I have is as above and that he worked as as bank official in the Belfast Banking Company somewhere in Ireland. He survived the war. Thank you

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JGGB, you maybe have seen this link, but there's a B Shannon mention on forum member Gavin Bamford great website,if you get intouch with him he might have something else on him.



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Walter, JGGB & Gavin Bamford - same person. Thanks. I have this B Shannon on the Roll of Honour that I cannot trace either via the Irish Census or Medal Index. I was wondering if there is a RFC index anywhere?

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R.A.F. Muster Roll 1918

Air Force No. 76056

Name Shannon B.

R.N.A.S. or R.F.C. Trade Classification - K.B.S.(B.P.)

Remustered to R.A.F. Trade Classification - Labourer

R.N.A.S. or R.F.C. Rank or Appointment - Air Mech 2

New Rank in Air Force - Private 1

Date of Joining - 16.4.17

Date of Last Promotion - 1.1.18

Normal Rate Air Force Pay - 1s 8d

Terms of Enlistment - DW

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  • 5 years later...

Hi, I am working further on this RFC man [Benjamin Shannon] but can't find his medal card.  Forces War Record has him transferring from the Army into the RFC in 1917.

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Think the FWR record is a red herring. The man identified by HarryBrook has a few records. Looking at his RAF record it says enlisted direct to RFC. 16/4/17. Age 37y 3m. Occupation Despatch Clerk. Also indicates service in France 28/6..to 11/2/19. Assume means 28/6/18.

Says he married Emily in Kingstown in March 1912. There is a marriage of Emily Martha Wood to Benjamin Shannon registered in Rathdown 1Q 1912.

The NOK address for Emily is in Glasgow..

That all overseas service after formation of RAF probably explains why no Army Medal Index Card. The RFC was technically an army Corps.

still looking.

Edit Just looked at details on your site so you can ignore most of above

The RAF records actually shows his BW and VM were despatched 10/10/1921.

Discharged to RAF Reserve 15/3/19.

Edited by Mark1959
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