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George Cyril Colmore

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George Cyril Colmore (1885-1937), early aviator

1885 Born in Loughborough[1] the son of George Harry Colmore, a gentleman and formerly a Brewer.

Lt. G. C. Colmore learned to fly at his own expense

He was the first naval officer to learn to fly an aeroplane and was awarded Aviator's Certificate No 15.

1910 Married to Phyllis Linzee[2]

1911 Listed in London as an Aviator.[3]

1915 Accident. 'The roads in many parts of Sussex are guarded by sentries, one of whom, owing, it is stated, to a misunderstanding, fired at, and wounded Lieutenant George Cyril Colmore, a military airman, who was admitted the princess Alice Hospital at Eastbourne early yesterday morning. In the performance of his duty, the officer was driving a motor the road near Polegate, when a bullet pierced the bonnet of the car and wounded him in the leg.'[4]

1921 Divorced.[5]

1931 'Col. George Cyril Colmore, of Purton Stoke, Wilts, was at Fairford Tuesday fined £10 and £6 6s. costs and had his driving licence suspended for two months for driving a motor-car in dangerous manner on the Lechlade-Fairford road on March 14....'[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. Royal Aero Club records
  2. West Sussex Gazette - Thursday 03 November 1910
  3. 1911 Census
  4. Manchester Evening News - Saturday 17 April 1915
  5. Pall Mall Gazette - Thursday 05 May 1921
  6. Cheltenham Chronicle - Saturday 13 June 1931