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Richard Olley Tipple

Richard Olley Tipple

College

Shoreditch College

Service number

Civilian

WW2 rank

Civilian

Theatre of war

Europe

Date of death

01 October, 1940

Buried/memorial

Coberhurst Farm, Wembden

Biography

Richard Olley Tipple is the only civilian listed on this memorial. He graduated from Shoreditch College in 1931. Exact details of his death are unknown, but it is possible he died while observing test balloons at Exeter Airport. One of the balloons veered off course and crashed into Mr. Tipple. It is also possible a Pilot was killed as well, reports differ. He is buried at Bridgewater, Rural District.

Sources

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

www.rafcommands.com