George Burn Dunlop RFC

1898 Nov 5, Born Scotland . His father dies soon after his birth

1901 census at 6, Perth Street, Edinburgh

Watsonian War Record:  DUNLOP, George Burn, Edinburgh, 1897; youngest son of the late G.B. Dunlop, Edin,; 1906 – 13; O.T.C., 1911 –13; insurance; 9th R.S., Pte. 1914, Sgt. 1916; R.F.C. 1917; France 1915 – 17 and 1918; shot down in Germany while flying with Independent Air Force, and taken prisoner.

1913 Oct to Sep 1914 Working for Standard Insurance in Edinburgh as a Clerk

1914. Enlisted in Royal Scots

1916 Aug. G Dunlop 2908 (not 7908) A Company 9th Royal Scots to the western front August 1916.

1917 Nov 17. RFC The undermentioned Cadets to be temp. 2nd Lts. (on prob.). George Burn Dunlop

1918 Sep 25. Taken POW. On his second mission, 25th. September 1918, Heyes, with a different pilot, 2nd.Lt. G.B.Dunlop, again failed to return; this time both men were listed as 'Missing In Action'. In a letter dated 11th. October 1918 from the Red Cross the family learned that Heyes had been shot down - no parachutes in those days - and taken prisoner. Aircraft number F5714, flown by Dunlop and Heyes, was one of 4 DH4's from 55 Squadron shot down on that day.

1918 Dec 13. Repatriated

1919 May 8. The undermentioned are transferred to the unempld. list:— 2nd Lt. George Burn Dunlop. 1919.

1920 Dec 20. Joined ADRIC with service no 1302. Posted to M Coy

Fined 5 days pay by Coy Commander

1921 Jun 18. Resignation accepted after 6 months service

1921 Aug 19 Leaves UK for Cape Town. Travels 3rd Class, and he is a Secretary

1924 Mar 12. He is living in Krugersdorp, Transvaal, South Africa

1928 Aug 27 Arrives UK from South Africa

1928 Sep 13 Leaves UK for Cape Town. His profession is "Business " and he travels 3rd class

1944 Married in South Africa to Enid Rita Aveling (Dolly) Cameron

1945 Mar 17 Died in South Africa CWGC