In Memory Of

BEACHCROFT, WILLIAM FORTESCUE

Service Details
Age:
27
Date of Birth:
1891-02-19
Rank:
Lieutenant
Unit:
44th Training Depot Sqdn.
Regiment:
Royal Air Force
Date of Death:
1918-07-21
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
Commemoration
Grave Reference:
992.
Cemetery:
ASCOT (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD EXTENSION
Localitly:
Berkshire
Country:
United Kingdom
Additional Information
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."
Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Beachcroft, of Durban, Natal, South Africa.