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DavidOwen

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According to the War Diary of 226 Siege Battery on 30th April 1917 Lieutenant AYMARD was recorded as being "Absent from the Battery since 23rd March"

The only MIC or service record for an officer with this surname I can find is as per the MIC below which shows him attached to RAF (which presumably happened after 1st April 1918?)

There doesn't appear to be a record of him returning (up to end September 1917) or of being "struck off strength".

 

1. Is this the same officer?

2. Was he AWOL or attached to (the then) RFC without the Battery's knowledge?

 

Just curious.

 

David

 

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Ancestry also has a University of London Student record which states:

Ayme-Aymard, Lt. Malcolm Foerster Lambe, RAF and RFA,: R. Sch. of Mines 15 - 17; home defence night flying 17-18, wounded and inval."

 

His papers, which unfortunately can't be downloaded, are at the National Archives here

 

Mike

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2 minutes ago, Langdon said:

 

Ancestry also has a University of London Student record which states:

Ayme-Aymard, Lt. Malcolm Foerster Lambe, RAF and RFA,: R. Sch. of Mines 15 - 17; home defence night flying 17-18, wounded and inval."

 

His papers, which unfortunately can't be downloaded, are at the National Archives here

 

Mike

Thanks Mike

Looks like it might be an interesting story

David

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4 hours ago, Langdon said:

R. Sch. of Mines 15 - 17

Mike, you missed out the F for France before the 15-17. So I dont think it meant he was Sch of Mines for that period.

He was reported in the CasList in the Times of 10/5/16 as Lieut RFA, Wounded.

 

RAF cards have this (via airhistory.org)

Aymard,Lt,MFL,Malcolm Foster Lambe,,RFA,       50Sq Kettering/      UK,05.08.18, inj  [F2126 Sopwith Camel] Landed nr Kettering in thick mist

 

He seems to have register several patents.1914,1922

 

Charlie

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2 minutes ago, charlie962 said:

Mike, you missed out the F for France before the 15-17. So I dont think it meant he was Sch of Mines for that period.

He was reported in the CasList in the Times of 10/5/16 as Lieut RFA, Wounded.

 

 

Thanks Charlie for clearing that up!

Mike

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I have now obtained a copy of this gentleman's service record and can confirm that he reported sick on 24.3.1917, was diagnosed with Gastro-enteritis (temporary) which was severe enough to see him shipped home to a hospital in Manchester.

 

Whilst in hospital he continued to apply for a transfer to RFC as an Observer (on probation) and was ultimately successful.

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David,

He is mentioned in newspapers (Find my Past) 1914 - 1918.

 

Kath.

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