WW1 British War Medal, Victory Medal and Memorial Plaque - Lieutenant H.L. Devlin, 9th Sqdn. Royal Flying Corps - K.I.A. 19/9/17
- Product Code: MM-5215
- Regiment: Royal Flying Corps
- Era: WW1 Availability: Out of Stock
A superb first world war air casualty medal group awarded to Lieutenant Henry Little Devlin, 5th Bn. Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, attd. 9th Squadron Royal Flying Corps.
British War Medal named to Lieut. H.L. Devlin.
WW1 Victory Medal named to Lieut. H.L. Devlin.
Memorial Plaque (Death Penny) named to Henry Little Devlin
Killed in Action - 19th September 1917 (Mendinghem Military Cemetery)
At the outbreak of war Henry Little Devlin joined up with the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders serving in 'C' Coy, 1/5th Bn. He was later commissioned into the Royal Flying Corps and undertook pilot training.
He was killed on 19/9/17 while at the controls of a No. 9 Sqdn RE.8 (B5012) during a combat near Langemark (BOESINGHE) while on an artillery support observation sortie during the action for control of The Menin Road Ridge.
The kill was claimed by Erwin Bohme, Jasta 2, at 10.47am 19/9/17. The Commanding Officer of Jasta 2 who while flying an army support sortie in an Albatross on 28th October 1916 famously collided with the aircraft of non other than Oswald Boelcke the famous aviator who virtually pioneered the rules and techniques of air fighting. Boelcke who was the mentor and tutor of Baron Manfred Von Richthofen was killed, and it's well known that Richthofen never actually got over the death of his closest friend.
The medals are in good condition.
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