|Birth: ||Oct. 26, 1893|
|Death: ||Oct. 23, 1940, England|
BLOUNT, CHARLES HUBERT BOULBY Air Vice Marshal
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
Unit Text: 24 Sqdn.
Date of Death: 23/10/1940
Awards: C B, O B E, M C
Born in Kamptee India October 26th 1893-son of his father's second marriage.
Died Hendon aged 47.
Served also in WWI.
Blount Charles H B 47 Hendon
He learnt to fly at the Military School, Norwich in a Maurice
Firman biplane. He was awarded his GB Aero certificate in March 1916. By that time he was a Lieutenant in the Queen's Regiment. By
1918 he was a Lieutenant Colonel in the RAF as his marriage announcement in Flight magazine indicates and progressed pretty
rapidly through the higher ranks of the air force.As a member of the MCC, he is also recorded on the roll of honour at Lords Cricket Ground.By the time of the second world war, Charles had risen to the rank of Air Vice Marshall. He was one of the
main controllers of the British Air Force in France.
Ironically Air-Vice Marshall Blount like his half-brother, John Hillier Blount, also died in an accidental aircrash.
A newspaper report of 27th October 1940 states that "The plane failed to gain height and hit a tree, after taking off. It skimmed the roofs of some houses, stripping off tiles and crashed into a garden, smashing in the front of a house and damaging
two other planes. The plane then caught fire."
His two brothers also fell on war service;
Captain Greville Hubert Robins Blount Royal Field Artillery, killed 23rd September 1914, aged 33-interred St Nazaire, France.
Second Lieutenant John Hillier Blount,Royal Air Force,was killed in an air-crash near Beverley on 6th July 1918. Interred Felixstowe Ss Peter & Paul.
Essendon St Mary Churchyard
Welwyn Hatfield District
Created by: wertypop
Record added: May 14, 2011
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