The reverse of Louis Bennett’s gravestone

PER ARDUA AD ASTRA

LIEUTENANT BENNETT
40TH SQUADRON ROYAL AIR FORCE
WAS SHOT DOWN IN FLAMES “OVER THE LINES”
ON AUGUST 24TH, 1918, AFTER HE HAD
DESTROYED TWO GERMAN OBSERVATION BALLOONS
HIS RECORD AUGUST 15TH TO 24TH BEING 3 ENEMY
PLANES, 9 BALLOONS DESTROYED, 4 IN ONE
DAY, FOR WHICH HE WAS RECOMMENDED FOR THE
DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS. THE GERMANS
BURIED HIM WITH MILITARY HONORS AT WAVRIN,
NEAR LILLE, FRANCE, WHERE A MEMORIAL CHURCH
IN HIS HONOR WAS DEDICATED ON
AUGUST 24TH 1918.

(Photo Charles Dusch)

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