Service Details
Name:
BEACHCROFT
Given Name:
WILLIAM FORTESCUE
Initials:
W F
Trade:
Pilot
Rank:
Lieutenant
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Regiment:
Royal Air Force
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Unit:
44th Training Depot Sqdn.
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Date of Death:
1918-07-21
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Date of Birth:
1891-02-19
Age:
27
Cause of Death:
Died in Aircraft Accident, failed to recover from nose dive while doing aerobatics in Bristol F2B C4788, of 44 TDS Port Meadow
Decorations:
M C
Citations:
LG Sup 11 Nov 1916 - MC as 2nd Lt., R.A., Spec. Res. "For conspicuous gallantry in action. He carried out a most valuable reconnaissance under very heavy fire. Later, although himself wounded, he rescued a wounded signaller. He displayed great courage and determination throughout."
Additional
Information:
Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Beachcroft, of Durban, Natal, South Africa.
Commemoration
Country:
United Kingdom
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Locality:
Berkshire
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Cemetery:
ASCOT (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD EXTENSION
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Grave Reference:
992.

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