Personnel Index - Detail

Name
PRINGLE
First Names
Stanley Robert
Rank
Private 1st Class
Service
R A F
Service Number
61243
Crew Position
Unknown
Date of Death
30/06/1920
Cemetery

 



Image courtesy of the Gravestone Photographic Resource website

The circumstances of this death are not as yet known although it is possible that he was another victim of the flu epidemic.

Additional information received only serves to add to the mystery.


He enlisted on the 4th June 1916  (aged 30yrs 8mths) for the "duration of the war".
He entered the RFC on the 7th February 1917 and was immediately promoted to 3/AM.
A posting to 49 Sqn on the 9th November 1917 was followed by entry to the RAF on the 1st April 1918 as Pte 1.
Shortly after, he was promoted to acting Corporal (unpaid) but on the 21st May 1918 he reverted to Pte 1.
He was posted out of 49Sqn in January 1919 to "Home Establishment" and "Deemed Discharged" on the 30th April 1920.

(The RFC/RAF Home Establi
shment was responsible for training air and ground crews and preparing squadrons to deploy overseas)
 



His death followed two months later.

Puzzingly, he has a CWGC headstone.