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Allan, John Roy

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Title Flight-Commander (RNAS)
Official Number (nk)
Birth 18/10/1895 Death 11/04/1918
Place Westmount Place Zeebrugge
Area PQ Area
Country Canada Country Belgium
Honours DSC.
Before the First World War he was a Clerk. He passed his flying tests at the Curtiss School in Toronto ON on 20/07/1916. His home was in Montreal QC.
Military Service
He was appointed as a First Lieutenant in the 1st Regiment of the Canadian Grenadier Guards. He applied to RNAS, October 1915. (Transferred to the RNAS). He was appointed as a Probationary Flight Sub-Lieutenant (Temp.) RNAS (With seniority dated 20/07/1916). He sailed on the Scotian from Montreal QC on 04/08/1916. He was appointed as a Flight Sub-Lieutenant (Temp.) RNAS. He served in RNAS Chingford 10/1916. He served in RNAS Crystal Palace, September 1916. He served in RNAS Chingford, October 1916. He served in RAF Cranwell, December 1916. He was appointed as a Flight Commander RNAS. He served in RNAS Frieston, 10 January 1917. He served in RNAS Manstone, 1 February 1917. He served in RNAS Dunkirk on 04/04/1917 in 215 Squadron of 65 Wing. He served in #7 (Naval) Squadron, Dunkirk, 05/04/1917 until 12 March 1918. He served in #15 Squadron, March 1918. (He was killed in action on 11/04/1918 (missing believed drowned brought down possibly because of engine trouble outside of Zeebrugge Belgium.) He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross "For good work during bombing raid on St. Denis Westrem aerodrome. He reached his objective after a four hour flight and dropped several large bombs with good results." "He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross with Sub-Lieutenant L.G. Sieveking RNAS "In recognition of their service in dropping bombs on enemy railway lines and ammunition dumps on the night of 11-12/07/1917."
Vessels Owned
Aircraft Flown Service Aircraft Flown: Handley Page. He flew 43 night bombing raids and 3 daylight raids.
Named Features
Hiorth, D. (1995); Grant, Scottie & Bob Murray (nd); Blatherwick, John (1992); MacFarlane, John and Robbie Hughes (1997);
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