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639024   Leading Aircraftman Charles Edmund Brighton
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 04/03/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force (British Air Force)
Died: 14/03/1941 (Died by accident)
Age: 20
Charles Edmund Brighton was born about 1921 in the Fivemiletown area. Charles served with the Royal Air Force in World War Two. On Friday 14th March 1941, whilst home on leave, Leading Aircraftman Charles Edmund Brighton was killed in a road accident at Corralongford. He was killed when a military lorry in which he was a passenger crashed on the Fivemiletown Brookeborough road at Corralongford.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Fivemiletown Church of Ireland Churchyard
  Fivemiletown, Co Tyrone, 6
Grave Ref: No Ref.
CWGC Casualty 2835113
Fivemiletown Church of Ireland Cemetery lies on the Murley Road. If coming from Dungannon, the Murley Road is a right turn at the entrance to the village. The Churchyard is 50m along that road on the right hand side. It is also known as Saint John's Parish Church, Fivemiletown.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Fivemiletown War Memorial WWII Fivemiletown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Fivemiletown War Dead Book 98
References and Links
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1 1911 Census lists Hackett family Lists grandmother at house 1 in Artclea, Fivemiletown, Tyrone
2 Photo of Leading Aircraftman Charles Edmund Brighton's gravestone
3 RAF Commands - Charles Brighton Brief detail of Charles Edmund Brighton
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Leading Aircraftman Charles Edmund Brighton's gravestone can be purchased here
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