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Charles Alexander Hurry

Admitted to:

Chatham County Hospital.

Date of Injury:

18/09/1940

D.O.B/Age when admitted:

24

Cause of Incident:

Enemy Action. Shot down in Hurricane by ME109.

Transferred to QVH:

19/09/1940

Injuries:

Burns of face and neck. Gunshot wounds to left leg.

No. of Operations at East Grinstead:

2



IDENTITY CARD

This is to certify that the patient mentioned below and whose description is stated hereon is the authorised holder of this Identity card.


Forename:

Charles Alexander Lyall

Surname:

Hurry

Service No:

565576

Nationality:

British


Awards/Honours:

AFC

Patient Unit:

46 Sqn

Profession:

Pilot

Patient Rank:

Sgt

Death:

01/09/1995

Age at Death:

79yrs

Dr Rank:

Dr Unit:

Notes:

While over Kent, Hurry spotted five Messerschmitt 109's and made to engage with them. He was caught up in a dog fight without backup and was forced to bail out with burns to his face, hands and neck, and bullet wounds in his legs.

Glossary:

Further Reading:

As For the Canadians' By Rita Donovan.

References:

'How I Became a Guinea Pig', The Guinea Pig, July 1995, p. 12.
'Lyall Hurry', The Guinea Pig, New Year 1996, p. 5.