STANLEY Raymond Wilfred
Regiment : Royal Flying Corps
Service number : 43126
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 17th January 1917
Buried : Cleeve Prior (St Andrew) Churchyard, Worcestershire, England, North-East of Church.
Memorial : Cleeve Prior St Andrew's Church
Also appears on : Cleeve Prior War Memorial Hall WW1 with the additional information: Killed by Flying Accident.
Additional information on the memorial: Pilot (R.F.C.)
Appears in the Worcester/Worcestershire Roll of Honour Book for army casualties located in Worcester Cathedral.
The birth of Raymond Wilfred Stanley is registered in the March Quarter 1891 under the Walsall Registration District. The death of Raymond W. Stanley aged 26 is registered in the March Quarter 1917 under the Brentford Registration District.
The following report appears in the Coventry Evening Telegraph, Saturday 20th January 1917:
Fatality to an Aviator
A coroner’s jury at Hounslow to-day returned a verdict of “Accidental Death” at an inquest on the body of an air mechanic, Raymond Stanley, who was killed while flying. Evidence was given that deceased, who was an experienced pilot, rose well, but in turning at a low altitude failed to bank, with the result that the aeroplane nose-dived to earth. Stanley was the son of an ironfounder at Evesham, where the funeral will take place on Monday.
Raymond Stanley’s death is also reported in the Derby Daily Telegraph, 22nd January 1917.