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Theodore John Ridge (1875-1911), Early aviator.
1875 Born in Enfield the son of John James Ridge, a Doctor, and his wife Harriet Newsome Williams/
Assistant Superintendant of the Royal Aircraft Factory
1911 Listed as Assistant Superintendent Balloon Factory. Age 35 born Enfield.
1911. Killed on the 18th of August 1911 when testing an experimental de Havilland machine from the Army Balloon Factory
He was replaced as Superintendant by S. Heckstall-Smith