Marshall, Harry

Marshall, Harry      1917 December 28th        Netheravon

An inquest was held by the South Wilts Coroner at Netheravon Military Hospital, on Monday, to enquire into the death of Harry Cecil Marshall, a second lieutenant in the Royal Flying Corps, who was only 18 years of age.

Evidence of identification was given by Capt Kitchener, who said that he sent the young lieutenant up for his first solo flight on Sunday morning. He was sure he was quite competent.

Lieut Moody, stationed at Netheravon, said that at 9.30 he saw the machine nose diving but the spot where it crashed was hidden from him.

Following evidence that the rigging and controls were in order, Capt Blockley, RAMC, said that when Lieut Marshall was admitted to the Netheravon Military Hospital he was dead. Death was probably instantaneous.

A verdict of accidental death was returned.

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