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Geoffrey William England

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Geoffrey William England (1892-1913). Early aviator.

1892 Born in Cobham, son of George England and his wife Amy

1911 Motor engineer, lived with his parents in Cobham[1]

1912 Gained his aviator's certificate

1913 5th March. Died at Salisbury Plain when his Bristol monoplane (80 hp Gnome engine) broke up in the air with several wing ribs becoming detached from the spars while at 600 feet and gliding.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1911 census
  • The History of British Aviation 1908-14 by R. Dallas Brett. Published c1930.