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Ivan Beauclerk Hart-Davies

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Ivan Beauclerk Hart-Davies (1878-1917).

Ivan Beauclerk Hart-Davies (1878-1917), Early aviator and motorcyclist

1878 Born in Huntingdon the son of the Rev John Hart-Davies of Southam

Educated at a school at Maidenhead and at King's School, Canterbury

Began life as a schoolmaster at New Beacon, Sevenoaks.

Worked up a wide life insurance and motor insurance business in the Midlands.

He held the "end-to-end" "record" for motor cycles and light cars

1917 October 6th. Died of injuries after an aeroplane accident - of the RFC.

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