Memorial: M897

Memorail at Brompton Cemetery, London commemorating Flight Sub-Lieutenant Alexander John Warnford VC d. 1915

Location

Brompton cemetery, London, England

Transcript

[Below portrait] 'FLIGHT SUB-LIEUT REGINALD / ALEXANDER JOHN WARNEFORD / V.C. R.N. BORN 15 OCT 1891 / ACCIDENTALLY KILLED 17 JUNE 1915' [Below relief] 'ERECTED BY READERS OF THE DAILY / EXPRESS. TO COMMEMORATE THE HEROIC / EXPLOIT OF DESTROYING A ZEPPELIN / AIRSHIP NEAR GHENT ON JUNE 7 1915'

Details

Description: Relief portrait of Warnford between inverted torches, another relief of an exploding zeppelin below.
Type: Memorial

Event Category

1914-1918 First World War

People

Warneford, Reginald Alexander John
Age: 23
Date of Death: 17/6/1915
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Flight Sub Lieutenant RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Victoria Cross winner.
Bibliography: Mary Gibson 'Warneford, VC' (Yeovilton, 1979).

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