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BALCOMBE-BROWN, RAINSFORD, MC

Service:Royal Air Force
Rank:Major
Place of Birth:Wellington, New Zealand
Date of Death:2 May 1918
Decorations:Military Cross
Units:No. 56 Squadron, RAF †

via AWMM

Citations

Military Cross:
For conspicuous gallantry and skill. He attacked an enemy kite balloon and brought it down in flames. He was flying in a type of machine unfamiliar to him owing to the absence through wounds of the regular pilot. At dawn he commenced to learn the machine, and the same evening brought down the kite.

Burial Details

Cemetery:CARNOY MILITARY CEMETERY
Grave:G. 50.

External Links

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Auckland War Memorial Museum Online Cenotaph
The London Gazette - Military Cross Citation (25 July 1916)

Record updated on 2 May 2018.


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