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First Name: Evelyn Walter Copland Last Name: PERRY
Date of Death: 16/08/1914 Lived/Born In: South Kensington
Rank: Second Lieutenant Unit: Royal Flying Corps
Memorial Site: 1. Belgravia, St Peter 2. Brompton, Holy Trinity

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Age-23

29 Thurloe Square, South Kensington

St Acheul French National Cemetery, Amiens

 

Evelyn Perry was the tenth person in the UK to learn to fly. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Flying Corps at the outbreak of war and was killed in a flying accident on 16 August, 1914. He took off from Amiens in a BE8, number 625, rose to the height of 150 feet before stalling and crashing. 

 

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