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ROBINSON, WILLIAM LEEFE, VC

Service:Royal Air Force
Rank:Captain
Date of Birth:14 July 1895
Place of Birth:Pollibetta, Coorg, India
Date of Death:31 December 1918 (Aged 23 years)
Decorations:Victoria Cross

IWM: Q 66470

Citations

Victoria Cross:
For most conspicuous bravery. He attacked an enemy airship under circumstances of great difficulty and danger, and sent it crashing to the ground as a flaming wreck.
He had been in the air for more than two hours, and had previously attacked another airship during his flight.

Burial Details

Cemetery:HARROW WEALD (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD EXTENSION
Grave:In South East part.

External Links

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The London Gazette - Victoria Cross Citation (5 September 1916)
Wikipedia

Record updated on 23 March 2018.


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