Dick Cartwright

born: 14 January 1911
Vancouver, British Columbia,
died: 27 August 1943
New Delhi,
(plane crash, age 32)

Canadian child actor, the brother of Peggy Cartwright and son of Mrs. Cartwright.
By August 1943, Squadron Leader L. R. C. Cartwright had been the "censorship adviser to the R.A.F. India command" for the previous year, having come there "from a censorship post in the Air Ministry, London." Tragedy came late in that month, when 32-year old Sqdn. Ldr. Cartwright was among 10 people "killed in the crash of an R.A.F. transport plane at Allahabad [on the 27th] . . ." He is buried at the Delhi War Cemetery in New Delhi, India.
His headstone and at least one news article on his demise give his age as 33, but earlier records such as the 1911 Canada Census confirm his age was, in fact, 32.
Real name: Louis Richard Conway Cartwright
Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.


One Terrible Day
Jackie's brother

http://theluckycorner.com/rps/004.html (Robert Demoss/The Lucky Corner)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-SJXM (1911 Canada Census)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:68FP-XXJX (death record)
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPLJ-QBC2 (probate record)
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/22913635 (Find a Grave)
Matthew Lydick (information)
Jesse Brisson (information and partial bio notes)

This page was last updated on: 11 September 2023