War dead Male Born 3/12/1897 Died 14/5/1968
Aviator. Born at 13 Vicar's Hill, Lewisham. In WW1 he was a lieutenant in No. 66 Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps. On 30 March 1918 near Mansuè, Italy, he and two other officers, shot down one of five enemy aircraft. He then attacked an aerodrome where several aircraft were either landing or taking off. He destroyed one of them, and then seeing a fellow officer in trouble, went to assist him. He eventually was forced to retreat, but repeatedly turned to attack enemy planes following him, until he was finally forced down. He was awarded the Victoria Cross.