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Bennett, Reginald Calvert 'Rex' Distinguished Flying Cross (Lieutenant)

Prisoner of War 1918-09-27

Male Head

Birth Date: 1893-02-10 (age 77)

Born: Artemesia, Flesherton, Ontario

George Bennett & Caroline Cross

1: Muriel Lang Bennett 2: Elaine Joy Ward, (1925)

Home: Overbury, Worcestershire, England

Enlistment: Toronto, Ontario, CEF

Enlistment Date: 1914-11-09

Decorations: Distinguished Flying Cross

Service
RAF
Unit
18 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RFC)
Base
France
Rank
2nd-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
1917-08-29: 2Lt in RFC 1918-09-27: Bennett and his air-gunner Norman William Helwig (Canadian) were shot down north-west of Sancourt after a bombing raid, and both made POW. Bennett was wounded and repatriated 1918-12-19 in poor health and sent to hospital where he was, off and on until 1921. He remained in England after the war.

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