Stephen Wynn, Stephen Wynn Author of both fictional and non-fictional books

Stephen Wynn, Stephen Wynn Author of both fictional and non-fictional books

Hello, and thank you for visiting my site. My name is Stephen Wynn. I am an author of both fictional and non-fictional books. My fictional works are in the genre of Crime fiction/murder mystery. My non fictional works are either biographical or of a military history nature.

Take a look around the site and see what you think. Read extracts from some of my books, find out who if anybody some of the characters are based on. Take a look at my blog, which usually relates to politics or some kind of social wrong doing somewhere in the world. There are also some tips for budding authors and writers in general. Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have or comments you want to make about the site.

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Second Lieutenant Allan Gladstone DOW – Dartford in the Great War

by Stephen Wynn on October 27, 2017

My thanks to Cllr David Hurley of Gravesham Borough Council who spotted something on page 84 of the book.. Part of what I have written about Second Lieutenant Allan Gladstone DOW, reads as follows.

“His Medal Index Card shows a strange entry. Somebody has hand written, ‘Killed 17-8-17’. The word killed has at a later time been crossed through and replaced with ‘Drowned.”

David Hurley e-mailed me with the following.

“I can explain. I visited Watling Street Cemetery, Dartford, where Lt DOW is buried. His headstone reads: “Lt Allan George (Note: Not “Gladstone”) DOW, RFC Drowned after a collision in the air while flying at Joyce Green Airfield, Dartford, 17 August 1917. Aged 22. Erected by Brother Officers, No. 63 Training Squadron, RFC.”

Apparently, Lieutenant DOW collided in mid-air with another aircraft and crashed into the River Thames, where he drowned.

The Commonwealth War Graves website, shows his middle name as Gladstone.

 

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