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1912-1939 Royal Air Force, Airmen's Service Records

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First name(s)

Last name

Birth year

Birth county

Attestation year

Service number

Occupation

Alfred Henry

Tracey

1906

Middlesex

1927

506676

Hat Maker

Alfred James

Tracey

1900

Norfolk

1919

334160

Shoemaker

Arthur Ewart

Tracy

1884

Lancashire

1918

252597

Insurance Cashier

Cecil Hugh William

Tracy

1905

Hertfordshire

1924

357765

Clerk

Charles

Tracey

1901

Yorkshire

1919

327031

Steelworker

Edward James

Tracey

1899

Antrim

1918

285024

Labourer

Ernest Frank

Tracey

1899

Warwickshire

1918

292127

Mineral Water Filler

Ernest Osborn

Tracey

1899

—

1917

100438

Student

100438 Flight Cadet, 13th Sqdn. (Yatesbury) Royal Air Force. Educated at Blundells School

Francis

Tracey

1888

Limerick

1918

290849

Driver Steam Engine

G J

Tracey

—

—

—

78090

—

George Ingram

Tracey

1891

Lanarkshire

1915

404221

Clerk

Harry Van

Schaick Or Tracy

1894

Lancashire

1914

61759

Clerk

Ignatius John

Tracy

1911

Kent

1929

561652

Scholar

James Mclean

Tracy

1899

Ireland

1918

184123

Student

John

Tracey

1884

—

—

88751

Labourer

John

Tracey

1869

Middlesex

1918

161880

Checker In Docks

John

Tracey

1899

Ireland

1918

293487

Clerk

John Clare

Tracey

1879

—

1915

127406

Labourer

John James

Tracie

1896

—

1918

173882

Cadet ( Observer ) Clerk

Joseph

Tracey

1878

—

1916

143486

Labourer

Joseph Alfred

Tracey

1897

—

1917

73896

Rigger, - Mechanic For.

Michael

Tracy

1880

Limerick

1918

169118

Labourer

Patrick

Tracy

1900

Tyrone

1918

304311

Labourer

R L

Tracy

—

—

—

95704

—

Richard Bradley

Treacy

1893

—

1917

74076

Secretary For Miscellaneous (Aviator-Cadet)

Robert Walter

Tracey

1878

—

1917

80782

Decorater

Thomas

Tracey

1892

Tyrone

1919

332936

Publican

Thomas Bernard

Treacy

1892

Middlesex

1916

217343

Undertaker

Walter H

Tracy

1879

—

—

27094

—

William

Treacy

1897

Dublin

1918

303251

Fitters Helper

William

Treacy

1900

Limerick

1918

140812

Scholar & Labourer

William Arthur

Tracey

1882

—

1916

24568

Chauffeur

William John

Tracey

1892

Dublin

1918

280700

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1912-1920 Royal Air Force, Officers' Service Records

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First name(s)

Last name

Birth year

Birth date

J H

Treacy

—

—

John Henry Arthur

Treacy

—

—

A S

Tracey

—

—

Alfred Edward

Tracey

1897

24 Mar 1897

Ernest Osborn

Tracey

1899

25 Oct 1899

Harold Adam

Tracey

—

—

Hermann Lloyd

Tracy

—

—

Horace Ernest Humphrey

Tracy

1881

30 Jul 1881

James Mclean

Tracy

1899

07 Dec 1899

Raymond Leslie

Tracy

1899

16 Aug 1899

 

 

1918-1920 Royal Air Force Women's Service Records

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First name(s)

Last name

Enrolment year

Service number

Frances

Tracy

1918

94701

Hetty May

Tracey

1918

24841

Joan

Tracey

1918

17762

M

Tracey

1918

15403

Mary

Treacy

1918

18971

 

 

1918 Royal Air Force Muster Roll

https://search.findmypast.ie/search-world-Records/royal-air-force-muster-roll-1918

 

First name(s)

Last name

Service number

A E

Tracy

252597

E C

Tracey

100438

G J

Tracey

404221

J

Tracey

88751

J

Tracey

127406

J

Tracey

143486

R

Tracey

80782

T B

Treacy

217343

W A

Tracey

24568

 

 

Royal Flying Corps

 

FORENAME, SURNAME, INITIALS, RANK, DOB, REGT, SQ, DATE, DETAILS, SOURCE, REF,

??? Tracey, Capt, , , 53Sq, 21.02.18, [A4236 RE8] Swerved trying to avoid RE8 B2251 and o/t on t/o for flight to new aerodrome. Capt Tracey/Lt Tucker, CasRep, AIR 1/853,

A S Tracey, AS, , , , , , , AIR76-1, AIR 76/511/178,

Alfred Edward Tracey, AE, , 24.03.1897, , , , AIR76-1, AIR 76/511/177,

Ernest Osborn Tracey, EO, , 25.10.1899, , , , AIR76-1, AIR 76/511/179,

Ernest Osborn Tracey, EO, FltCdt, circa.1900, RAF, 13Sq (Yatesbury), 31.05.18, AGE:18 UK RAF No.100438, Death, ,

Ernest Osborne Tracey, EO, 100438 Cdt, , 13TS Yatesbury/UK, 31.05.18, Died [C7119 BE2e] Collision in air with RE8 (Lt Burney) and spinning nosedive due to doing lh circuit [shown as 7119 - could be correct], CasCards, 287559,

Ernest Osborne Tracey, EO, 100438 Cdt, , 13TS Yatesbury/UK, 31.05.18, Died [C7119 BE2e] Collision in air with RE8 (Lt Burney) and spinning nosedive due to doing lh circuit [shown as 7119 - could be correct], CasCards, 287560,

Francis Tracey, F, Sgt, , Royal Field Artillery 41929 Sgt. RAF 290849 Sgt, Medals, WO 372/20/69331,

H. A. Tracey, HA, 2Lt, , , 47Sq, 01.01.18, PoW [- -] .2Lt HA Tracey PoW/Lt A Rowan PoW, CasBook, AIR 1/2183,

H. A. Tracey, HA, 2Lt, , Balkans, , 03.01.18, PoW. RAF repat:29.11.18, PoW, ,

H. A. Tracey, HA, 2Lt, , S Wales Borderers, Central Flying School C Sq, 05.01.17, Flying Officer att Netheravon, Jan-17, 27/img_1133,

H. A. Tracey, HA, 2Lt, , S. Wales Bord., 25.11.16, to be Flying Officer and to be seconded, Gazette, 16.12127,

H. A. Tracey, HA, 2Lt, , South Wales Borderers, 47Sq Salonika/ME, 03.01.18, PoW [- AW] Combat with Albatross and shot down in enemy territory - repatriated. Lt A Rowan PoW, CasCards, 287561,

H. A. Tracey, HA, 2Lt, , SWB, 26(SA)Sq Morogoro, 15.03.17, Flying Officer (not yet arrived), Jun-17, 32/img_0243,

H. A. Tracey, HA, 2Lt, , SWB, 7RS Netheravon, 04.01.17, Flying Officer, Jan-17, 27/img_1136,

H. A. Tracey, HA, Lt, , S Wales Bord, 00.03.18, Flying Officer, ALMar18, 25/img_3688,

H. L. Tracy, HL, 2Lt(TCapt in Army), , RFC SR, , 00.03.18, Flight Comdr, ALMar18, 25/img_3677, 02.12.17,

H. L. Tracy, HL, 2Lt, , , 53Sq, 16.07.17, Ok [A3457 RE8] Misjudged landing and ran into tree on edge of aerodrome on artly coop. 2Lt HL Tracy Ok/T2Lt WH Skinner Ok, CasRep, AIR 1/849,

H. L. Tracy, HL, 2Lt, , Special Reserve, 02.12.17, to be Flight Comdr. from Flying Officer and to be TCapt whilst so empld, Gazette, 17. 13300,

H. L. Tracy, HL, P2Lt, , , , 08.06.17, confirmed in his rank, Gazette, 17. 5693,

H. L. Tracy, HL, P2Lt, , Special Reserve, 20.05.17, to be Flying Officer, Gazette, 17. 5596,

Harold Adam Tracey, HA, , , , , , AIR76-1, AIR 76/511/180,

Harold Adam Tracey, HA, Lt, South Wales Borderers Lt. RAF Lt, Medals, WO 372/20/69406,

Hermann Lloyd Tracey, HL, 2Lt, , RFC SR, 53Sq, 00.09.17, Flying Officer, Sep-17, 32/img_1535,

Hermann Lloyd Tracey, HL, 2Lt, , RFC SR, 53Sq, 01.01.18, AFlt Comdr, Jan-18, 27/img_2567,

Hermann Lloyd Tracy, HL, , , , , , AIR76-1, AIR 76/511/183,

Hermann Lloyd Tracy, HL, , , , 21.11.16, to be P2Lt, Gazette, 17. 367,

Hermann Lloyd, Tracy, HL, 2Lt, RFC, , , , WO339, WO 339/74252,

Horace Ernest Humphrey Tracy, HEH, , 30.07.1881, , , , AIR76-1, AIR 76/511/181,

J. H. Treacy, JH, , , , , , , AIR76-1, AIR 76/512/67,

J. J. Tracie, JJ, , , , , , , AIR76-1, AIR 76/511/182,

J. Tracey, J, Pte, , King's Royal Rifle Corps 1540 Pte. RAF 161880 Pte, Medals, WO 372/20/69417,

James McLean Tracy, JM, , 07.12.1899, , , , AIR76-1, AIR 76/511/184,

John Henry Arthur Treacy, JHA, , , , , , AIR76-1, AIR 76/512/66,

Raymond Leslie Tracy, RL, , 16.08.1899, , , , AIR76-1, AIR 76/511/185,

Thomas Tracey, T, Pte, , King's Royal Rifle Corps 14361 Pte. RAF 332936 Pte, Medals, WO 372/20/69677,

Walter H. Tracy, WH, AM1, , RFC 27094 AM1, , , Medals, WO 372/20/69856,

Walter Hamburg Tracey, WH, 27094 AM1, , , France, 01.10.17, DoW [- -] DoW from bomb, CasCards, 287563,

Walter Hamburg Tracey, WH, 27094 AM1, , France, 01.10.17, DoW [- -] Dow from bomb, CasCards, 287562,

Walter Hanbury Tracy, WH, 1AM, circa.1879, RFC, 29Sq, 01.10.17, AGE:38 Belgium RAF No.27094, Death, ,

http://www.airhistory.org.uk/rfc/home.html

 

 

 

 

Harold Robert Stuart Treacy

778068 Sergeant U/T Pilot Royal Air Force, died 3rd January 1942, age 20, Son of Albert Robert and Marah Sybil Stuart Treacy, of Oudtshoorn, Cape Province, South Africa.

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, died on active service, Grave 28. Bulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery Zimbabwe

"Farewell, Harold

"Until the day break

"And the shadows flee away"

http://www.southafricawargraves.org/search/print.php?id=25446

 

MAY, 1944 THE AIR FORCE LIST [HMSO]

 

General Duties Branch — Squadron Leaders

Tracey, F. C. (Maj. R.A.O.C.) § (t) 1 Dec [1941] [25028]

 

General Duties Branch — Flight Lieutenants

Tracy, D. Q. W. + (w) 20 Apr [1942] [42913]

Tracey, J. R. (w) 16 Mar [1943] [62690]

 

General Duties Branch — Pilot Officers

Treacy, W. S., D.F.C. 1 Mar [1943] [144004]

Treacy, W. D. 12 Nov [1943] [154144]

 

General Duties Branch — (Air Gunners And Wireless Operators (Air))

Pilot Officers

Tracey, T. L. 13 Feb [1944] [171728]

 

Administrative And Special Duties Branch - (Administrative And Miscellaneous Duties)

Flying Officers

Tracy, W. L. (w) l Oct [1942] [105611]

Tracy, A. J. (w) 29 Apr [1943] [130671]

 

Warrant Officers

Tracey, W. J. R. l Oct [1942] [519046]

Tracey, E. F. 18 0ct [1942] [292127]

 

Women's Auxiliary Air Force — (Equipment Branch)

Section Officers

Tracey, M. A. (w) 13 July [1943] [6440]

 

Royal Air Force—Volunteer Reserve (Training Branch)

Pilot Officers

Tracy, G. W., M.M. 28 0ct [1942] [113733]

 

Chaplains with the relative rank of Squadron Leader

Roman Catholic

Rev. H. [Henry] Treacy 19 [18] Mar [1941][100013]

 

Australia. Overseas Headquarters, R.A.A.F.

Chaplains

Squadron Leader J. Treacy (R.C.)

Photograph http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/UK0838/

London, England. 1943-12-13. Portrait Of Flight Lieutenant J. Treacy, Chaplain, At RAAF Overseas Headquarters.

UK0838

 

 

 

Wilfred Patrick Francis (Paddy “Treacle”) Treacy (1917-1941)

of Dublin, DSO, Squadron Leader RAF in the Battle of Britain.

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1942 London Wills

Treacy Wilfred Patrick Francis D.S.O. of 28 Cranley-gardens London S.W.7 died on or since 29 April 1941 on war service Administration (limited) York 16 October to Raymond Lambert major H.M. army attorney of Wilfred Francis Treacy. Effects £1050 1s. 6d.

 

Winifred P F Treacy born Apr - Jun 1917 Dublin South, Vol 2 page 671

Brother:

Lt. Col. Louis (Louie) Lawrence Treacy (Irish Air Corps) (22nd Oct 1919 - 19th Feb 2001) [link]

[see Agnes Treacy]

 

 

 

Wilfred Patrick Francis (Paddy “Treacle”) Treacy, DSO, SL 420312, Service No. 37617

 

Paddy Treacy was born in Dublin in 1917, and was educated at St Joseph College, Dublin, and Cistercian College, Roscrea.

 

He died in the Battle of Britain and was one of fourteen Irishmen who were pilots in WWII. He had 5 (2+3) ‘kills’ (official 3.33)

 

On the 2nd March 1936, he was granted a short service commission as an Acting Pilot Officers on probation. On the 6th July 1938, he promoted to the rank of Flying Officer.

 

At the beginning of the war, he joined 74 (Tiger) Squadron with Pilot officer Bryan Vincent `Paddy` Byrne and Sailor Malan and was B Flight commander. In Spring 1940, he was the Flight Commander. He flew a Spitfire and saw combat on the 24th (Hs 126 & Ju 88) and 27th May 1940 (Me 109E & Do 17). He went missing in France for the second time in May 1940. He was promoted to Flight Lieutenant 6th July 1940. In July 1940 he was in Marseille and had escaped three times from the Germans before being arrested by the French. He escaped after capture.

 

Paddy Treacy became acting Squadron Leader of 242 Squadron seeing combat 1st and 5th April 1941. The Hurricanes of 242 Squadron flew from Martlesham Heath to the Stapleford Tawney airfield on the 9th April 1941. On the squadron's first operation out of Stapleford (20th April) three Hurricanes collided in cloud over the Channel after finding themselves suddenly under attack from German fighters. The pilots drowned when their Hurricanes crashed into the sea, one of whom was Sq Ldr Treacy.

His body was found in the sea off Boulogne, and he was buried there.

 

On the 13th March 1942 he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order, with effect from the 27th March 1941.

Buried: Boulogne-sur-Mer, France. Plot 11. Row A. Grave 17.

 

Ref:

Christopher Shores (2008) Aces High: A Further Tribute to the Most Notable Fighter Pilots Volume 2

Hess, William N  (1966) Famous Airmen: The Allied Aces of World War II. Arco Publishing.

Jones, Ira (1954) Tiger Squadron: The Story of 74 Squadron, R.A.F., in Two World Wars.

London Gazette 17 March 1936,  9 August 1938, 20 June 1941, 10 March 1942.

National Archives UK.

 

RAF Camera Gun Footage

Combat Film No 13. Flight Lieutenant Treacy of 74 Squadron on 24/5/1940 at unspecified time, flying unidentified aircraft. Target: Junkers Ju 88s and Henschel Hs 126.

Combat Film No 16. Flight Lieutenant Treacy of 74 Squadron on 24/5/1940 at unspecified time, flying unidentified aircraft. Target: Dornier Do 17 and Junkers Ju 88

http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/1060013904

Collection: Hunt Leslie

Negatives of : group photographs: No 74 (Tiger) Squadron at Rochford, just before the Second World War, Squadron Leader W F P Treacy in centre...

http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205009064

 

At the start of the Second World War the Tigers and Hornchurch Station were the setting for the feature film The Lion Has Wings starring Ralph Richardson and Merle Oberon. 74 were used for some flying scenes with ground and aircrew used as background extras.

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Left to right – F/L Treacy, F/O Hoare and F/Sgt Maine

 

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B’ Flight pilots posing for this very casual photograph, they are from left to right FO Thom, PO Dowding, FL Treacy standing at the doorway of tent, FO Hoare, FSgt Maine and Sgt Bushell

http://74sqdn.tk/latest-news/

 

paddy.jpg

Gun camera film still showing machine-gun and tracer fire from a Supermarine Spitfire Mark I flown by Flight Lieutenant P W F Treacy of No. 74 Squadron RAF hitting a Messerschmitt Bf 110 in the port engine during combat near Dunkirk. © IWM (C 1703)

 

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St. John's Church, Tower Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

http://www.irishwarmemorials.ie/html/showMemorial.php?show=748

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last update: 16 May 2018