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WARNEFORD, REGINALD ALEXANDER JOHN, VC

Service:Royal Naval Air Service
Rank:Flight Sub-Lieutenant
Date of Birth:15 October 1891
Place of Birth:Darjeeling, British India
Date of Death:17 June 1915 (Aged 23 years)
Decorations:Victoria Cross

IWM: Q 67597

Citations

Victoria Cross:
For most conspicuous bravery on the 7th June, 1915, when he attacked and, single-handed, completely destroyed a Zeppelin in mid-air. This brilliant achievement was accomplished after chasing the Zeppelin from the coast of Flanders to Ghent, where he succeeded in dropping his bombs on to it from a height of only one or two hundred feet. One of these bombs caused a terrific explosion which set the Zeppelin on fire from end to end, but at the same time overturned his Aeroplane and stopped the engine. In spite of this he succeeded in landing safely in hostile country, and after 15 minutes started his engine and returned to his base without damage.

Burial Details

Cemetery:BROMPTON CEMETERY
Grave:E.6. 173185.

External Links

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The London Gazette - Victoria Cross Citation (11 June 1915)
Wikipedia

Record updated on 24 March 2018.


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