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John Brian Wood Birks

Admitted to:

RAF Cottesmore SSQ. RAF Hospital Rauceby (25/07/43).

Date of Injury:

25/07/1943

D.O.B/Age when admitted:

07/01/1920 (23)

Cause of Incident:

Accident. Instructing taxiing when pupil hit post. Hit by prop whilst inspecting damage.

Transferred to QVH:

28/07/1943

Injuries:

Lacerations to face.

No. of Operations at East Grinstead:

17



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:

John Brian Wood

Surname:

Birks

Service No:

115144

Nationality:

British


Awards/Honours:

DFC

Patient Unit:

No.14 OTU, RAF Cottesmore

Profession:

Pilot

Patient Rank:

Flt Lt

Death:

2004

Age at Death:

---

Dr Rank:

Dr Unit:

Notes:

Glossary:

OTU - Operational Training Unit
SSQ - Station Sick Quarters

Further Reading:

References:





East Grinstead Museum Collection:
EGRTM 2773.310 - Group photo of some Guinea Pigs, including Birks, 1943/4.