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Hi there I am new to this site, and was sent here by a friend. He told me that I might be able (with your help of course) dig up some more information on my Great Uncle.

He was Canadian and joined the RFC during WW1. I am not going to type out the whole thing, you can read his story here.

http://members.shaw.ca/Car_r6/Page3.htm

I was hoping that maybe someone, somewhere, had access to any sort of papers, or otherwise with his name on it.

I was sent an email today by someone who read my page, and has a photo of a plane on a roof of the hangar. He tells me his grandfather was in the same unit as my Gr Uncle Morden and took this photo. Is there anyway to confirm or deny that? Do they have records somewhere, like a war diary, as they do for the Army?

The date on the photograph is July 1916, and Morden was shot down and killed on 16 may 1916. So you can see my dilemma, in trying to figure out if that was actually him that crashed the plane into the hangar.

I never did get to meet my Gr Uncle Morden, but through my research I have come to love him.

I am also in the process of getting the book "Under the Guns of the German Aces" as I have been told that he is mentioned there, and that there is a photo of him as well.

Name: Morden (Morten) Maxwell Mowat

DOB: 06 Dec 1891

Place of Birth: New Westminster British Columbia Canada

Also if that is his medal card on my webpage...do the British have the same rules for receiving those medals as Canada does? I mean do you have to be a direct relative (brother, sister, mother, father,) as Niece or Great Niece is not good enough. Would it be possible for me to apply to get his medals, if they do in fact belong to him.

Sorry I am rambing on here, but I just don't want to forget anything.

Thanks in Advance

Cheers

Carrie

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