We remember Wilfrid Righton

We remember Wilfrid Righton

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Timeline

Timeline

1890
birth Source:7589412 31st October 1890
1908
service Royal Navy Boy 2nd Class J 727 Ganges II Source:9307514 17th March 1908 - 2nd August 1908
1908
service Royal Navy Boy 1st Class J 727 Ganges II Source:9307514 29th August 1908 - 31st August 1908
1908
service Royal Navy Ordinary Seaman J 727 Vivid I and Hibernia Source:9307514 31st October 1908 - 28th February 1910
1910
service Royal Navy Able Seaman J 727 Source:9307514 28th February 1910 - 25th September 1912
1913
service Royal Navy Leading Seaman J 727 Source:9307514 1st February 1913 - 24th December 1914
1914
service Royal Navy Petty Officer (Mech) J 727 attached RNAS Pembroke and President II Source:9307514 1st July 1914 - 1st April 1915
1915
service Royal Navy Chief Petty Officer III J 727 President II Source:9307514 1st August 1915 - 30th August 1915
1915
service Royal Navy Warrant Officer, Second Grade attached RNAS Source:9307514 31st August 1915
1917
service Royal Navy Flight Officer Royal Naval Air Service Source:9308654 30th April 1917 - 2nd June 1917
1917
service Royal Navy Flight Sub-Lieutenant Royal Naval Air Service Source:9307668 3rd June 1917
1917
marriage Louise Grace Hindmarsh Source:9308248 1917 - 30th August 1918
1918
service Air Force (RAF/RFC) Lieutenant Royal Air Force General List Source:9308836 1st April 1918
1918
service Air Force (RAF/RFC) Lieutenant Royal Air Force Dirigible Officers Source:9308831 1st April 1918
service Air Force (RAF/RFC) Lieutenant Royal Air Force Air Station (Kingsnorth) Source:9307511
location Ebrington, Glos United Kingdom parents address Source:9307511
1918
death Not War Related Airship SST..6 was delivered on 29.8.18 and destroyed by fire on her maiden flight 30.8.18. Crew of 5 perished. service flying from RAF Kingsnorth United Kingdom Source:9307511 Source:9307556 30th August 1918
burial Cheriton (st. Martin) Churchyard CWGC Cemetery/Memorial Kent United Kingdom 1623. Source:9307511

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names Wilfrid
Initials W
Last Name Righton
Source 7589412
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Locations
AddressCountryTypeDateSource
Ebrington, Glos United Kingdom parents address
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
Royal Navy Royal Naval Air Service Flight Sub-Lieutenant
Royal Navy Royal Naval Air Service Flight Officer
Air Force (RAF/RFC) Royal Air Force Air Station (Kingsnorth) Lieutenant
Royal Navy J 727 Ganges II Boy 2nd Class
Royal Navy J 727 Ganges II Boy 1st Class
Royal Navy J 727 Vivid I and Hibernia Ordinary Seaman
Royal Navy J 727 Able Seaman
Royal Navy J 727 Leading Seaman
Royal Navy J 727 President II Chief Petty Officer III
Royal Navy attached RNAS Warrant Officer, Second Grade
Royal Navy J 727 attached RNAS Pembroke and President II Petty Officer (Mech)
Air Force (RAF/RFC) Royal Air Force General List Lieutenant
Air Force (RAF/RFC) Royal Air Force Dirigible Officers Lieutenant
Awards
AwardTypeSource
1914/15 Star First World War Campaign/Service Medal
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Family
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Kate mother
John Righton father
Spouse
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Louise Grace Hindmarsh wife 1917

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Communities

Communities

Evidence

Evidence

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Official Records

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British RAF Officers 1912-1920
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Casualty Records Transcription Ian105013
Royal Navy Officers Medal Roll 1914-1920 Transcription Ian105013
British Royal Navy Seamen 1899-1924 Transcription Ian105013
England & Wales marriages 1837-2005 Transcription Ian105013
England & Wales deaths 1837-2007 Transcription Ian105013

External Evidence

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Righton, W. [RAF StoryVault] - casualty card R58235
LONDON GAZETTE, 21 AUGUST, 1917- Flight Lieutenant R58235
Lieut Wilfrid Righton (Find a Grave) R58235
The Airship Heritage Trust Ian105013
Navy list - July 1916 R58235
Navy List - April 1917 R58235
Righton, W. [RAF StoryVault] - Air Force List April 1918 R58235
RAF List April 1918 [RAF StoryVault] - Lieutenant R58235

Multimedia

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Royal Air Force R58235
14/15 Star, BWM and Victory Medal Ian105013
Royal Navy R58235
RIGHTON, Wilfrid R58235
RIGHTON, Wilfrid R58235
RIGHTON, Wilfrid R58235
RIGHTON, Wilfrid R58235
RIGHTON, Wilfrid R58235
Sea-Scout Twin Airship R58235

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