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Timothy Hugh Stowell Crosby - 1st Aircraft Depot

Adam J

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Evening everyone,

I was wondering if anyone could provide any information on the 1st Aircraft Depot?. The man was from Great Ayton, in Noth Yorkshire. On eof the villages I collect to.

Timothy Hugh Stowell Crosby established a good reputation as a cricketer at Uppingham, playing in the First Eleven in 1914, and winning a place amongst the first four in batting averages, though only sixteen years

of age.

He left Uppingham at the end of the 1914 summer term, and being eager to serve his country, after several fruitless attempts he succeeded in enlisting on January 5th, 1915, at the age of sixteen and a half, in the Yorkshire Hussars, with whom he served for ten months, obtaining Corporal’s rank. In October 1915 he was gazetted 2nd Lt and posted to his brothers Regiment, Durham Light Infantry, with who he remained until December 1916, when he was attached to the Royal Flying Corps.

After training, during which he wrote a plane off and badly injured himself, he served as a test Pilot for two and a half months. He was accidently killed while Flying on 3rd of February 1918, he was laid to rest in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY.

His brother was Second Lieutenant Arthur Barnard Lifford Crosby was also sadly a casualty. He was killed in action at Arras in April 1917.

Cheers Adam


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