Service Details
Name:
WHITTY
Given Name:
JOHN LEO
Initials:
J L
Trade:
Observer
Rank:
Captain
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Regiment:
Royal Flying Corps
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Unit:
70th Sqdn.
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Unit 2:
and 1st Leinster Regiment
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Date of Death:
1916-07-08
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Date of Birth:
1894-04-09
Age:
22
Cause of Death:
Died of wounds, observer on Sopwith Strutter, down in flames by AA fire East of Arras (Pas-de-Calais)
Decorations:
M C, Mentioned in Despatches
Citations:
MC LG Sup 23 June 1915 pg. 6125; MID LG Sup 22 June 1915 pg. 6003 - "For gallant and distinguished service in the field"
Additional
Information:
Native of Cape Town, South Africa. ref. South African Roll of Honour 1914-1918
Commemoration
Country:
France
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Locality:
Pas de Calais
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Cemetery:
ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL
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