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Hereward de Havilland

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c.1895 Born in Nuneaton

1901 Charles De Havilland 46, lived in Crux Easton, Alice T Havilland 46, Ivon de Havilland 21, electrical engineer, Geoffrey de Havilland 18, mechanical engineer, Lone F T de Havilland 15, Gladys M de Havilland 12, Hereward de Havilland 6[1]

1911 At school in Dover[2]

WWI Flew in the RFC; awarded DSO; rank of Captain (temporary Major in the Army)[3]

1945 Aircraft engineer, living in Welwyn Garden City, arrived in San Diego from Australia on a RAF Transport Command aircraft[4]

1976 died in Victoria, Australia[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1901 census
  2. 1911 census
  3. Medal cards
  4. Arrivals card
  5. BMD