John Dudley Wollaston

Rank:2nd LieutNumber:23028
Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:72 Training Depot
Name of Rgt or Ship:Royal Air Force
How Died:Accidental
Country of burial:U.K.Grave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Sale Cemetery
Town Memorial:Sale
Extra Information:
Born - 25th January 1899 in the Bucklow R.D. - ref: 8a/184, the youngest
son of Thomas Roland & Annie Wollaston (nee Massey).

Employed at his father's Mechanical Engineering Consultacy of T. Wollaston,
26 Corporation Street, Manchester.  His father was also the Organist at the
Sale Congregational Church.

Air 76/557 - His "Special Qualifications" were listed as:-  Two years
theoretical and practical electrical engineering study.   Three years
experience as a draughtsman in varied mechanical consulting practice.  
Experience with motorcycles.   After joining the R.F.C., he had flown the
Maurice Farman Biplane and the Sopwith Camel.   There is also reference to
him having experience with the Gnome Monosoupape a/c engines.

Sent to Reading on the 23rd October 1917 for his initial training of
'square bashing' etc which also provided instruction into principles of
flight, airframes and engines, after which it was off to Flying School.

From Reading he moved to No. 5 School of Military Aeronautics at Denham
Golf Course, Denham, Buckinghamshire on the 3rd November 1917.   From
Denham, he joiined 41 Training Squadron, Doncaster on the 1st January 1918
before moving on to 72 Training Squadron, Beverley on the 26th January
1918.  On passing out of 72 Training School he was promoted to 2nd
Lieutenant (on probation) on the 26th March 1918.

Killed While Flying  at the 72nd Training Sqn Depot at Beverley, Yorkshire.
 Reported in the 9th April 1917 edition of the Altrincham Guardian. 

Long report of the vicar's speech 

Buried 06/04/1918 - Burial No. 15,589.
Memorials found on:
Sale United Reformed
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