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« on: April 07, 2017, 15:24:42 PM »

SALMON, WILFRED GRAHAM
Rank:Lieutenant
Date of Death:07/07/1917
Regiment/Service:Royal Flying Corps  (Special Reserve)
Grave Reference: A. 1655.
Cemetery:DARTFORD (WATLING STREET) CEMETERY
Additional Information:Son of the late Dr. H. R. Salmon and Alice Jane Salmon, of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.


Western Times - Wednesday 11 July 1917

R.F.C. Man's Death in the Air Raid
At an inquest at Dartford Yesterday, on 2nd Lieut. Wilfrid Graham Salmon, R.F.C., killed in Saturday's air raid, evidence showed that his machine fell spinning sideways. Deceased had a wound in the head probably caused by a bullet, and his petrol tank was punctured by a bullet. A verdict of "death from fractured skull received by a fall, and from wounds received in combat with German aeroplanes" was returned.

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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2017, 15:30:08 PM »

Belfast News-Letter - Saturday 28 July 1917

CURIOUS CHARGE AT DARTFORD.
At Dartford Police Court yesterday five women and four men were charged with being in the unlawful possession of public property. The case was a sequel to the air raid on 7th July, when Lieutenant Salmon, R F.C., who fought the raiders, crashed to the ground. Captain Herbert Pison, acting squadron-commander, said when he arrived on the scene he found a number of parts of the machine had been carried away, and that some of the personal belongings of the dead officer had also been removed. The gloves, safety belt, and goggles worn by Lieutenant Salmon had been recovered by the police. They must have been taken off the dead body of Lieutenant Salmon. Defendants, who said they acted innocently, were fined £1 each, and the chairman said he hoped it would be a warning to others.
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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2017, 20:00:56 PM »

Wilfred Graham Salmon
Born 20.9.1894 Australia. Parents Henry Robert & Alice Jane & 10 siblings

Soldiers Effects:- £7.8.6 to Driver Geoffrey Salmon. £76.12.2 to mother Alice Jane Salmon.

Medal Roll Card. Served in France. Initially a Gunner in Australian F Art. Victory & British Medals. “Killed in Combat”


"LATE LIEUTENANT SALMON
THE FUNERAL.
LONDON, July 11.
At Dartford the funeral took place of the late Lieutenant Wilfred Salmon, of the Royal Flying Corps, who was killed during Saturdays raid on London. The coffin lay in the parish church over night and hundreds viewed it. The local council, Parliamentarians and officials attended and the Rev. Ashley Brown, an Australian chaplain, officiated. An Australian band headed the processlon. Many wreaths were placed on the coffin, including those from the local council and residents. Business was suspended during the funeral and thousands lined the streets."
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