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

Killed Whilst Flying Wednesday 7th August 1918, age 23

Home address: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:Hornchurch (St. Andrew) Churchyard, Essex,   II.
Link to Hyde:Mother lived in Hyde

Brother to Private 240416 Charles Louis Metcalfe.

Second Lieutenant Neville Metcalfe flew a Sopwith Camel, registered D6683, built by Boulton and Paul.

Hyde Reporter, 17th August 1918, page 5, column 3:

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.

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