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Pepper, Edward Herbert (Second-Lieutenant)

Killed in Action 1918-08-23

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Birth Date: 1896-02-19 (age 22)

Born: Liscard, Liverpool, Cheshire, England

Edward John Wilson Pepper & Minnie Florence Legge

unmarried

Home: San Francisco, California, USA (parents)

Enlistment: Victoria, B.C., Seaforth Highlanders, CEF.

Enlistment Date: 1917-05-01

Service
RAF
Unit
2 (BR) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Hereward
Base
France
Rank
Second-Lieutenant
Marshal
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
Air MarshalA/M
Air Vice MarshalA/V/M
Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
Squadron LeaderS/L
Flight LieutenantF/L
Flying OfficerF/O
Pilot OfficerP/O
Warrant Officer 1st ClassWO1
Warrant Officer 2nd ClassWO2
Flight SergeantFS
SergeantSGT
CorporalCPL
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Position
pilot
Service Numbers
Pepper was living with his parents in California. In May 1917, he went to Victoria, B.C. to enlist in the CEF. 1918-08-23: Pepper died in Armstrong Whitworth FK8, D-5177; brought down by AA fire behind our lines in front of Vermelles one wing crumpled by direct hit and fell in spinning nosedive during artillery registration. His observer/air-gunner 2Lt William Simpson Melvin, (British) also died in the crash.

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2 (BR) Sqn- Squadron (RAF) Hereward

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