Cecil Beck Dove


Is this the same man? Probably, it is the link to verify his later life

1897 Dec 4. born Hexham, Northumberland son of Thomas Johnson Dove

1901 census living with parents at Thorngrafton, Hexham , Northumberland.

1911 census dove

1911 census living with parents at 12 Percy Avenue Whitley Bay

1915 Dec 18. Attested to 2/5 Scottish Rifle from 18 Percy Av, Whitley Bay. He was a "mould worker"

1917 Feb 21. Transferred to 7th Agricultural Company, Northumberland Fusiliers at Newcastle

1917 Jun 23. Transferred to 412 Agricultural Company, NF at Newcastle with Labour Corps

1917 Nov 8. The undermentioned Cadets to be temp. 2nd Lts.Cecil Beck Dove. RFC. He did not serve outside UK as an Other Rank.

No5 School of Flying, Denham

1918 Mar 20. Temp 2nd Lt to be confirmed in rank

1919 May 30 Lt. C. B. Dove. transferred to unemployed list.

1920 Oct 1. Joined ADRIC, F Coy, service no.667

One of the Special Gang

1921 Feb 11 to 25 Feb on Leave

1921 May 18 to 21 May on Leave

1921 May 15 On a raid under DI1 R Caparn

1921 Jun 18. "Resignation accepted on compassionate grounds. "

1921 Jul 2. The undermentioned are granted short service commissions Flying Officer Cecil Beck Dove.


1926 Jul 2. The undermentioned Flying Officers are transferred to the Reserve, Class A, Cecil Beck Dove

1936 Jul 2. Transferred from Class A to C on reserve of RAF officers. Flying Officer C Dove.

1936 Dec 10. Granted the hon rank of Fl. Lt.

1939 Jul Appointed to commission in RAF Vol Res Flying Officer, acting Squadron Leader C B Dove.

1939 Register. He is living at "Burnt Stones" Moorbank Road , Sheffield. He is Squadron Leader at no 8 Training School

1944 Jan 1. To be Wing Commander in RAF, Squadron Leader C B Dove.

1948 May 6. Commission relinquished (class CC) The undermentioned (on cessation of duty) — Squadron Leader: C B DOVE (192445)

1969 Nov 15. Died Eastbourne