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Gerald Napier

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Gerald Napier (1891-1911), early aviator

Born in December 1891 the third son of the late Major R. F. L. Napier and grandson of Sir Robert J. M. Napier.

1911. 1st August. Dies aged 19 in a flying accident at Brooklands in a Bristol Biplane. The passenger W. Laurie survives. [1] The passenger may have survived because he was standing, and thus thrown clear of the accident, because the plane was a single seater.[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Thursday, Aug 03, 1911
  2. Times, Friday, Aug 04, 1911