Charles Rawbone

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Charles Rawbone

Bank: Coutts & Co

Place of work: London Strand office

Died: 18 December 1917

Charles Robert Rawbone was born in London in 1897, the son of Charles Thomas Rawbone and his wife Kate Gascoigne Rawbone. In April 1915 he went to work for Coutts & Co.

In November 1915 Rawbone left the bank to join the 28th (Artists' Rifles) Battalion of the London Regiment. A year later, after illness had kept him from going to France with his battalion, he joined the Royal Flying Corps as a cadet at Denham. He graduated in flying from the Central Flying School at Upavon in June 1917, and was attached to 75th Squadron. Once again he did not proceed with his unit to France, but was recalled to Upavon as an instructor. He was killed in a flying accident at Lisbourne Aerodrome, near Rugby, on 18 December 1917. He was 20 years old.

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