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Cyril de Frece

Second Lieutenant Cyril Isaac de Frece was an English airman of the Royal Flying Corps who died during the First World War.

He was born in 1897, at Fulham, the son of solictor Alfred and Violet de Frece (née Lawrence), both of Liverpool.

Originally a private in the 1st County of London Yeomanry, de Frece obtained his commission in June 1916, in the Royal Flying Corps.[1] He died two months later, on 10 August, while serving with the 55th Squadron, when his Armstrong Whitworth F.K.3 (serial 5527) collided with another aircraft near Lilbourne, Northamptonshire. The pilot, Canadian Lieutenant J.S. Rodgers, also died.[2]

He is buried in Willesden Liberal Jewish Cemetery.

NotesEdit

  1. The London Gazette (29622), p. 5909, 14 June 1916. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  2. Military aircraft crashes in the south west Midlands - 1915 and 1916, aviationarchaeology.org.uk. Retrieved 2 October 2012.

ReferencesEdit

  • Ancestry.co.uk.
  • De Frece, C, cwgc.org. Retrieved 18 August 2013.

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