|Birth: ||Jan. 21, 1899|
London Borough of Enfield
Greater London, England
|Death: ||Jun. 2, 1918|
Departement du Nord
Casualty of the Great War and World War I British Flying Ace. He joined the Royal Naval Air Service on March 25, 1917, and received his aviator's certificate on May 21, 1917 on an Avro biplane at the Royal Naval Air Station in Redcar, Yorkshire, England. He was posted as a pilot to No. 8 Squadron, known as "Naval Eight" to its members. Following the April 1, 1918 merger of the Royal Naval Air Service and the Royal Flying Corps, his squadron became the No. 208 Squadron of the Royal Air Force.He is credited with ten aerial victories, all of them from a Sopwith Camel, a single-seat biplane. His victories took place over the period from December 6, 1917 to June 2, 1918. He was killed in action when his Sopwith Camel was shot down near Estaires, Nord, France by Kurt Schönfelder, flying ace of Jasta 7. He is commemorated on the Brighton War Memorial at the Old Steine Gardens in Brighton, East Sussex, England. He is also represented on the Walmer Airfield Memorial at Hawkshill Common in Walmer, Kent, England. His adversary Schönfelder was defeated weeks later, on June 26, 1918, when his Fokker D.VII was shot down by members of the 210 Squadron.
He was 19 and the son of Mrs. E. L. Sandy (formerly Dennett) of 71 Preston Rd., Brighton, and the late Mr. R. M. Dennett.
The Arras Flying Services Memorial is the Official Point of Commemoration.
Arras Flying Services Memorial
Departement du Pas-de-Calais
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