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  • Joseph Schingh's headstone in Hucknall Cemetery
Person Details
05 May 1895
Hull Wright County Quebec Canada
He was baptised 06/04/1895 at Notre Dame De Grace, Hull Wright County. His parents were Jean Baptiste Francois (John) Schingh and his mother Alberta Bordeleau. He was the brother of Joseph Francois (b.1894), Joseph Marie (b.1897), Joseph Edmund (b.1898), Joseph Donat (b.1899), Maria Margarita (b.1900), Catherine Margarita (b.1902) and Maria Antoinette (b.1903).
07 Feb 1919
23
2749988 - CWGC Website
Lieutenant
Royal Air Force
He was a member of the 70th Regiment Canadian Infantry, attached to the RAF, and was stationed at the 15th Training Depot Station, Hucknall Nottingham He was killed during a flying accident at Hucknall Aerodrome; while taking off the aircraft's engine failed and the aircraft went into a spin. He is buried in Hucknall cemetery.
The following is an article in the Nottingham Evening Post dated Saturday February 8th 1919:- Flying Fatality in Hucknall 'Jos Emery Sahingh (sic) 23 years a Lieutenant in the RAF, stationed at Hucknall, was flying at the aerodrome yesterday when his machine crashed to the ground. Lieutenant Sahingh (sic) was dead when extricated.' The following is an article found in the Nottingham Journal and Express dated Monday 10th February 1919:- Plane Fatality Pilot killed at Hucknall while attempting to land. 'A fatal aeroplane accident has occurred at the Hucknall aerodrome, the unfortunate victim being Lieutenant Joseph Emery Schingh aged 23 years whose machine crashed while attempting a landing. The circumstances have been reported to the Notts district coroner and the inquest will be held today.' The following is an article found in the Nottingham Journal and Express on Tuesday 11th February 1919:- Air Tragedy Inquest story of Hucknall Smash. 'The fatal flying accident that occurred at Hucknall aerodrome on Friday was subject of a corners inquiry yesterday. The victim was Lieutenant Joseph Emery Schingh aged 23 a Canadian belonging to the 70th Canadian Regiment but attached to the RAF. Captain Clayton adjutant at the aerodrome said that the accident happened at 1245 on Friday afternoon. Lieutenant Schingh had been instructed in flying and was fully qualified to go up alone. Describing the accident Sergeant R Burrows said that the pilot had only been in the air for three to five minutes when in turning to the left at a height of 500 feet, the machine crashed into a ploughed field between the aerodrome and Hucknall Colliery. Witness rushed to the scene and found the pilot strapped in his seat apparently dead and bleeding at the nose, ears and mouth. Witness added that he could not give any explanation of the accident, the plane being absolutely smashed and the engine destroyed. Before Lieutenant Schingh went up, witness tested the machine and ran the engine for eight minutes on the ground. 'Accidently killed while flying' was the verdict.' Above articles are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Joseph Schingh's headstone in Hucknall Cemetery
    Courtesy of Peter Gillings - Joseph Schingh's headstone in Hucknall Cemetery
  • A recent (2018) commonwealth wargraves commission headstone marking the grave of Joseph Schingh, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Joseph Cuthbert Emery Schingh - A recent (2018) commonwealth wargraves commission headstone marking the grave of Joseph Schingh, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918