William Kellock Domville signatureOn this day in 1918 William Kellock Domville died in Kingston General Hospital as a consequence of a flying accident which happened at Camp Mohawk near Deseronto on July 4th, 1918. The casualty cards from the Royal Air Force for this incident supply the following information:

Date of Casualty: 4.7.18
Where occurred: Canada
Type of Machine: Curtiss JN4 C304
Nature and Cause of Accident: Flying accident error of judgement
Result of Accident: Killed
Name of other Occupant of Machine: 153345 Cadet C. J. Schultz slightly injured

William Domville had joined the Royal Flying Corps as a cadet on October 10th, 1917 in Toronto with the regimental number 152405. He was five feet nine and three quarter inches tall and had previously been a student at the Royal Military College in Kingston. He had been granted a commission in the Royal Air Force on May 1st, 1918 and was working as a flying instructor with 82 Canadian Training Squadron at Camp Mohawk. He was born in Hamilton on March 2nd, 1899, the son of Percy Domville and Mary Elizabeth (née Jarvis).

This photograph from the collections of the Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County shows the aircraft involved in Domville’s crash. This may have been the crash which killed him.


CABHC: HC00021

Domville was buried in Hamilton Cemetery.