In Memory Of

WHITTY, JOHN LEO

Service Details
Age:
22
Date of Birth:
1894-04-09
Rank:
Captain
Unit:
70th Sqdn.
Unit 2:
and 1st Leinster Regiment
Regiment:
Royal Flying Corps
Date of Death:
1916-07-08
Cause of Death:
Died of wounds, observer on Sopwith Strutter, down in flames by AA fire East of Arras (Pas-de-Calais)
Commemoration
Cemetery:
ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL
Localitly:
Pas de Calais
Country:
France
Additional Information
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"
Native of Cape Town, South Africa. ref. South African Roll of Honour 1914-1918