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R38 The First Airship Disaster

Charles William Penson

Born: 12 Jan 1898 111 Westgate, Sleaford.

Died: 24 Aug 1921 (aged 23) Aircraftman 1st Class. Died in the 'R38' disaster. Headstone in Sleaford Cemetery.

 

Charlie Penson was still given a war grave under Category One of the war graves commission: Commonwealth men and women who were still in military service at the time of their death. These personnel automatically qualified for commemoration provided they died within the qualifying dates as follows: First World War - 4th August 1914 to 31st August 1921.

 

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