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Sergeant William Studholme, MM, Royal Flying Corps 4 Sqn Observer in WW1
thanks to an obituary from the Wigton Advertiser Sat 15Sep17.
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     The serious injuries sustained by Sgt. William Studholme, M.M. (Royal Flying' Corps), second on of Mr. J. Studholme,
station master, Wigton, unfortunately proved fatal.   His father has received the following from Squadron-Sgt, Aspinall:

          No doubt you have already heard the sad news regarding your son, who has succumbed to wounds and injuries
     received in an aerial "fight for life " on the 3rd.   The whole of the Squadron sincerely sympathise with you. . .
     The Major, a number of his other officers, and brother sergeants attended the funeral to-day (7th)at a quiet
     country place close by.   Personally I mourn the loss of a comrade who was dearly liked by all.   To all in the
     Mess he was known as "Marie," and generally looked to as the "Mascot."
     Sgt. Studholme, who was formerly a railway clerk in the Supt.'s Office at Maryport, joined the Army in June, 1915, when he was 18½ years old. He was very popular in Wigton and was a promising footballer. Re was awarded the Military Medal a few weeks ago for helping to bring down an enemy aeroplane under daring circumstances. He only returned to the front about ten days, before receiving his injuries, he having been home on leave. The above portrait is from the proof of a photograph taken by Miss Wilkinson not much more than three weeks ago.
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