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Death of an Airman November 1916, William Apted
« on: Tuesday 12 October 21 22:45 BST (UK) »
I am looking for details concerning the death of William Apted who died at Hawkhurst in November 1916.   Any help is much appreciated.                                 

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Re: Death of an Airman November 1916, William Apted
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 13 October 21 10:30 BST (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat  :D

What exactly did you wish to know about William?

He is listed on the CWGC site.  His service no. was 30740, he was in the Royal Flying Corps and died on 25 November 1916 aged 38.  He is buried/cremated at Shorncliffe Military Cemetery.

His parents were George and Emma Charlotte Apted of 8 Danbrook Road, Streatham, London.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Death of an Airman November 1916, William Apted
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 13 October 21 10:43 BST (UK) »
He is on the 1911 census with his parents George and Emma and four younger siblings.

Living at 8 Danbrook Road, Streatham S W, Wandsworth Borough, London.

His occupation at the time was carpenter.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Death of an Airman November 1916, William Apted
« Reply #4 on: Friday 15 October 21 12:05 BST (UK) »

FIND A GRAVE

Airmn 2C William Apted

40470 2NS AIR MECH.
W. APTED
ROYAL FLYING CORPS
25TH NOVEMBER 1916 AGE 38

Shorncliffe Military Cemetery Folkestone, Shepway District, Kent
PLOT   O. 475.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56424431/william-apted

https://astreetnearyou.org/person/368739/Air-Mechanic-2nd-Class-William-Apted

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Re: Death of an Airman November 1916, William Apted
« Reply #5 on: Friday 15 October 21 12:07 BST (UK) »

UK, Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929 - William Apted
Death Date 25 Nov 1916 VAD Hos Hawkhurst. Next of kin was father George Apted.
Rank 2nd Air Mech - Regiment Royal Flying Corps - Regimental Number   B30470

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Re: Death of an Airman November 1916, William Apted
« Reply #6 on: Friday 15 October 21 18:48 BST (UK) »
Thanks, everyone for the additional information,

William Apted was serving with the School of Aerial Gunnery Hythe, at Palmarsh.
He died from wounds at Hawkhurst.
As far as I know, he did not overseas. So where/how was he wounded?

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Re: Death of an Airman November 1916, William Apted
« Reply #7 on: Friday 15 October 21 19:08 BST (UK) »
I notice from Sandra's reply above yours, that he was probably a mechanic going by the Mech part of his rank.

I wonder if something went wrong when he was repairing a plane, maybe there was an explosion of some sort. 

It may be worth getting his death certificate as that may tell you what he died of.

APTED, WILLIAM       39 
GRO Reference: 1916  D Quarter in CRANBROOK  Volume 02A  Page 1218

Cranbrook covers Hawkhurst.  I know his age appears to be slightly out according to other records, but it is only by one year.

You can get this death as a pdf which would cost 7.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire