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Remembered Today:

Lt A McKimmie RFC


AGWR

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I would be very grateful if anyone could provide me with details of how this chap ( a step great-uncle) died and/or any details of his flying career. I can't seem to find him in 'The Sky Their Battlefield' Does this mean that he did not die as result of enemy action? Any information gratefully received.

Regards,

AGWR

Name: McKIMMIE

Initials: A

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Lieutenant

Regiment: Royal Flying Corps

Unit Text: 6th Sqdn.

Age: 23

Date of Death: 23/05/1917

Additional information: Son of George and Jane McKimmie, of 42, Undercliff Rd., Lewisham, London.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

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AGWR

Lt Alexander Ian McKimmie (pilot) [formerly Seaforth Highlanders and West Yorkshire Regiment] and Lt Charles Gordon Brodie (observer) [formerly 5th Battalion, The London Regiment] were killed in an accident while flying in RE 8 A4198 of No 6 Sqn RFC on 23 May 1917.

I hope that this helps you.

Gareth

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Gareth,

Thank you so much for taking the trouble to post this information. I can't believe that it took so long for someone in the family to mention his existence in passing. At least, I have been promised his medals and personal effects in the near future. :)

Thanks again.

Regards,

AGWR

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Gareth,

Thank you so much for taking the trouble to post this information. I can't believe that it took so long for someone in the family to mention his existence in passing. At least, I have been promised his medals and personal effects in the near future. smile.gif

Thanks again.

Regards,

AGWR

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Here are some more details about what happened to Lt McKimmie and others involved on 23rd May 1917 - two 6 Squadron crews accidentally collided at 6,000 feet on an artillery patrol. Both crews crashed to earth and were killed. They were Lt CG Brodie and Lt A McKimmie in RE8 A4198 and Capt WL Clark and 2Lt HS Diment KIFA in A4594.

Hope this adds something to their memory.

Regards,

Trevor

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Here are some more details about what happened to Lt McKimmie and others involved on 23rd May 1917 - two 6 Squadron crews accidentally collided at 6,000 feet on an artillery patrol. Both crews crashed to earth and were killed. They were Lt CG Brodie and Lt A McKimmie in RE8 A4198 and Capt WL Clark and 2Lt HS Diment KIFA in A4594.

Hope this adds something to their memory.

Regards,

Trevor

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Thanks for that information.Is there a good source of info for A.mckimmie,s career up to that point do you know ? It is just that he was my great uncle and my sons are very interested !

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