Casualty details

WARNEFORD, REGINALD ALEXANDER JOHN

Rank:
Flight Sub-Lieutenant
Date of Death:
17/06/1915
Age:
23
Regiment/Service:
Royal Naval Air Service
Awards:
V C
Grave Reference
E.6. 173185.
Cemetery
BROMPTON CEMETERY

Additional Information:

Son of Mrs. M. P. Corkery (formerly Warneford), of Kerry House, Comeytrowe, Taunton, Somerset, and the late R. Warneford.


Citation

An extract from The London Gazette, dated 11th June, 1915, records the following:-"For most conspicuous bravery on the 7th June, 1915, when he attacked and, singlehanded, 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."

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BROMPTON CEMETERY

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Locality:
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