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William Scott Minto Edmonston

Admitted to:

Kent and Sussex Hospital, Tunbridge Wells.

Date of Injury:

05/10/1943

D.O.B/Age when admitted:

22/05/1921 (22)

Cause of Incident:

Crashed near Tunbridge Wells in a Halifax on return from ops.

Transferred to QVH:

05/10/1943

Injuries:

Burns to face.

No. of Operations at East Grinstead:



IDENTITY CARD

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Forename:

William Scott Minto

Surname:

Edmonston

Service No:

1425011

Nationality:

British


Awards/Honours:

DFM

Patient Unit:

35 Sqn

Profession:

Air Gunner

Patient Rank:

FS

Death:

15/01/1993

Age at Death:

71yrs

Dr Rank:

Dr Unit:

Notes:

Edmonston joined the RAF in 1941 and became and Rear Upper Gunner before turning his hand to instructing as an Air Gunnery Specialist Instructor.

His plane crash-landed in a field near Tunbridge Wells, Kent, and Edmonston was suffered burns to his face when as petrol tank exploded as he helping a crewmember escape the plane.

Edmonston returned to service after treatment and was posted to India, having received a commission, in charge of a traffic control unit.

He left the RAF in 1946.

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Further Reading:

References:

'W.S.M. Edmonston, DFM', The Guinea Pig, July 1993, p. 4.