Regiment : Central Flying School Royal Air Force
Service number : 5348
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in a flying accident aged 26 on 30th July 1918
Place of death : Upavon, Wiltshire.
Buried : Cradley (St Peter) Churchyard, Worcestershire, England, Grave B. 42.
Memorial : Halesowen War Memorial
Also appears on : Cradley St Peter's Church
Source for flying accident information: http://www.cradleylinks.com/heroes.html
William Carradine was born in Bromsgrove in 1892, one of 11 children of John and Ann Carradine. By 1911 the family were resident in Cradley Heath where William aged 19 was employed as an Iron Shingler. Four of his siblings had died, his remaining 6 younger brothers were all living at home at Beecher Street, Cradley. His Medal Index Card records his rank as 2nd Airman, Royal Flying Corps, entered on 6th December 1915. He was awarded the 1915 Star.