"There was an attack on October 9th, and a number of planes took off for patrol work to keep the Hun from crossing our lines. Quite unexpectedly two Hun planes dropped out of the clouds a few hundred feet above them and attacked from both sides at once. Arthur got his machine-gun on one of them, but the other had pretty much his own way for a few seconds, and one of his bullets got Arthur. By this time some of our other machines arrived and drove off the Huns. Arthur had been badly hit, and only lived a minute or two and was dead when they landed at the aerodrome a few minutes later. His Flight Commander and other officers all spoke of him in the very highest terms, although they said he had been with them such a short time."
Rev. Alfred Freer Torry
1840 – 1906
Elizabeth Georgina Goldie
1851 – 1905
Arthur James Dashwood
Lieutenant 132nd Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, attached to 9th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps who was killed in action while flying RE.8 A4399 on Tuesday, 9th October 1917. Age 30. Only son of the Rev. Alfred Freer Torry (Rector of Marston Morteyne), and Elizabeth Georgina (Leila) Torry (nee Goldie). Born Marwood, Devon. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave Reference VII. C. 37.
Also commemorated in MARSTON MORETEYNE (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD. Grave Reference: A19. MI gives his place of burial as Proven in Flanders.