|Birth: ||Nov. 4, 1898|
Greater London, England
|Death: ||Feb. 6, 1919, Germany|
R.A.F. D.F.C. and Bar.CROIX de GUERRE (Belg)
Killed flying aged 20 years
World War I Flying Ace credited with ten aerial victories. Edgar left school to join the Queen's Westminsters. He transferred into the Royal Flying Corps on 4 November 1917. He qualified as a pilot at the Grahame-White School on their proprietary airplanes, receiving his pilot's certificate on 11 May 1918. He was assigned to 29 Squadron on 1 September 1918. The first of the nine enemy planes and one observation balloon that he destroyed fell on the 16th and the last on 10 November, the day before the Armistice. He died in a flying accident while serving in the Army of Occupation in Germany. He tried a high speed roll over Bickendorf Airfield, his SE.5a shed its wings and he fell to his death. He was 20 years of age. Two days after his death he was awarded the DFC. He was awarded the Belgian Croix de Guerre on 15 July 1919.
Distinguished Flying Cross citation -
"Bold in attack and skilful in manoeuvre, this officer never hesitates to attack the enemy when opportunity occurs, without regard to disparity in numbers. On 7 October, with three other machines, he attacked sever Fokkers, four of these were destroyed, 2nd Lt. Davies accounting for one. Since 16 September he has to his credit four enemy machines and one kite balloon."
William George Davies (1874 - 1955)
Miriam Davies (1876 - 1958)
Violet Miriam Davies Broad (1897 - 1983)*
Edgar George Davies (1898 - 1919)
Ronald William Davies (1906 - 1964)*
Royal Air Force
Cologne Southern Cemetery
Plot: I. D. 15.
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Record added: Dec 20, 2005
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