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Albert Ward Spencer Molineaux was born in 1896 in Wolverhampton, the son of Albert Thomas and Laura Molineaux. In 1901 they were living at 58 Avondale Road, together with Albert’s brother Lawrence M., sisters Alberta Theodora and Rosaline Vera, and servant Annie Adey. He attended Wolverhampton Grammar School 1910 – 1911.

At the outbreak of war, he joined the Army, and later the Royal Flying Corps, becoming a Second Lieutenant. According to an article in the Express & Star on 22 September 1916, he “met his death at an aerodrome” on 28 July 1916, although it does not give any further details. His entry on the site for former pupils of the Grammar School who died during the First World War, states that he died at Northolt, Middlesex, having lost consciousness during flight. His casualty card, indexed here, states that he died as a result of the pilot fainting and falling on his controls. He is buried at Wolverhampton Borough Cemetery, and there is a photograph of his grave on Martin Nicholson’s Cemetery site.