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William Edward McArdle

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January 1910.
January 1910.

William Edward McArdle (1875-1935)

1875 Born in India

served in the Merchant Navy

1901 William McArdle 26, motor driver, lived in Bournemouth with Holly McArdle 25, Raymond McArdle 2, Ropton McArdle 1[1]

Was in the motor business in Bournemouth and sold this in 1909 to concentrate on flying

East Boldre (Beaulieu) was first used as an aerodrome in May 1910 when William E. McArdle and John Armstrong Drexel set up the New Forest Aviation School using Bleriot-type aircraft.

The school was very busy initially and had a good number of aspiring pilots. By late May 1910 the school had seven aircraft - this figure rose to ten by September.

1911 Mr and Mrs McArdle were away from home in Bournemouth at the time of the census; their 5 children remained in Bournemouth with 3 servants[2]

1935 Died in Bournemouth[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1901 census
  2. 1911 census
  3. national probate calendar