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Neville METCALFE

Second Lieutenant Pilot Neville METCALFE of 189 (Night) Training Squadron, Royal Air Force

Killed Whilst Flying Wednesday 7th August 1918, age 23

Of:190 Muslin Street, Newton, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1895, New Mills, Derbyshire
Parents:Agnes Metcalfe and Sidney Metcalfe of 3 Werneth Avenue, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Single
Occupation:Bleacher Labourer
He enlisted in:
Remembered on:Hornchurch (St. Andrew) Churchyard, Essex,   II.
Link with Hyde:Mother lived in Hyde

Notes:

Brother to Private 240416 Charles Louis Metcalfe.

Second Lieutenant Neville Metcalfe flew Sopwith (Boulton & Paul built) 1F.1 Camel D6683 Plane.

He was killed in an accident while flying at Hornchurch, Essex. He was flying a new machine and hovering around, when the aeroplane dived and fell a distance of 100ft on to the aerodrome, killing him instantly.

About five weeks ago he had an accident while flying, but his machine fell in a tree and saved him from serious injury. He was hurt slightly in the shoulder.

Hyde Reporter August 17th 1918, Page 5, Column 3,

Muslin Street is now Talbot Road.   See our notes on Old Place Names.