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Next Canadian officer to ID - RAF

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Hi all,

One more puzzle to resolve. I bought for my own collection a British War Medal that is named to " Lieutenant H.D.Cunningham RAF".

He can't be a British pilot because there wasn't any indication of him.

Also, this medal once again came from Canada.

Checking Canadian files I can see there were two lieutenants:

Hubert D Cunningham

Herbert DeWolfe Cunningham

When I was checking National Archive RAF officer files (AIR76) then I was able to spot only Herbert DeWolfe Cunningham there.

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D8251329

Could some of you please confirm that I am on the right track and this medal belonged to Herbert DeWolfe Cunningham?

Thanks,

Timo

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Herbert DeWolfe Cunningham it is!

He served only in UK so his BWM must be his sole entitlment! Other guy, Hubert won MC and was reported missing.

Herbert on other hand crash landed in UK and was reported insured.

(All the credit znd thank you to the guys in the Great War Forum)

 

 

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On 22/08/2018 at 16:10, Noor said:

Herbert DeWolfe Cunningham it is!

He served only in UK so his BWM must be his sole entitlment! Other guy, Hubert won MC and was reported missing.

Herbert on other hand crash landed in UK and was reported insured.

 

 

 

I suspect he was 'injured'.  I hope he was 'insured' as well! ;)

One of the "Local Boys", the 70 men from my area whose names are on the 3 local war memorials, signed on for the RAF in Toronto, Canada and did some training at Camp Borden, just up the road from me, before going to the UK.  He was injured in the crash of a 2 seater on a training mission on November 9 and died on November 11, 1918, one of two men from here who died that day.

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Injured of course, sorry my bad English :-)

 

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23 hours ago, Noor said:

Injured of course, sorry my bad English :-)

Just being a pill, Noor.  Don't mind me. ;)

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This medal is looking a new home now. If any forum member is interested please let me know (looking what I paid back)...

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