Alan Jerrard

Alan Jerrard

Birth
Lewisham, London Borough of Lewisham, Greater London, England
Death 14 May 1968 (aged 70)
Lyme Regis, West Dorset District, Dorset, England
Burial Hillingdon, London Borough of Hillingdon, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 8111359 · View Source
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World War I Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Flight Officer in the 86 Squadron, of the Royal Flying Corps. While on air patrol in a SPAD VII with two fellow officers at the Italian Front, March 30, 1918, Flight-Lieutenant Jerrard downed one of five Austro-Hungarian Albatross aircraft. Flying at a low altitude, he proceeded to bomb the aerodrome at Mansue destroying aircraft that was landing and attempting to take off. Under heavy fire from the Austro-Hungarian he rushed to the aid of fellow pilot destroying another enemy aircraft. He finally retreated but was shot down and managed to escape from Austro-Hungarian captivity. For this action, he was awarded the Victoria Cross Medal and promoted Flight-Lieutenant.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 21 Nov 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8111359
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alan Jerrard (3 Dec 1897–14 May 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8111359, citing Hillingdon and Uxbridge Cemetery, Hillingdon, London Borough of Hillingdon, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .