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Henry Fawcett
1. Name Henry FAWCETT
2. Date Commissioned 1 January 1902
3. Date retired Killed 29 December 1918
4. Rank Major RM
5. Awarded wings 3 June 1913
6. Flying schools Upavon
7. Aircraft types flown Short Biplane and Seaplane, Henri Farman Voisin, Camel
8. Decorations Mention in Despatches 13 July 1916
1914/15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
9. Appointments Great Yarmouth 26 September 1914 to 17 October 1914
Killingholme Air Station 17 October 1914 to 28 July 1915
Dardanelles 13 August 1915 to 13 February 1916
Redcar Air Station 7 March 1916 to 19 January 1917
No.9 Sqdn RNAS attached XIII and XIV Wings RFC, BEF 20 January 1917 to 23 August 1917

The above appointments indicate that he was engaged in coastal patrols in the North Sea in seaplane squadrons and in the Dardanelles in No.3 Wing operating from Imbros with the seaplanes from Ark Royal during the withdrawal from Gallipoli, and carrying out reconnaissance flights in the Salonika area.

His period in No.9 Sqdn was in fighter duties from Dunkirk on the Western Front with the R.F.C.

It is believed that he may have been on the Staff in North Russia when he was accidentally killed on 29 December 1918 but details have not been traced.

Note: Captain Fawcett was a passenger with G.V. Wildman - Lushington when they crashed at Eastchurch on 2 December 1913 in a Maurice Farman. Captain Wildman-Lushington was killed but Fawcett was only slightly hurt.

Fawcett Certificate