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Offline unfairytale

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Re: Second Lieutenant Raymond Sylvester Leventon. RFC
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2017, 20:16:14 »
https://flic.kr/p/hnJU8J
Leventon in his BE2d  IWM Photo.
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Re: Second Lieutenant Raymond Sylvester Leventon. RFC
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2010, 12:36:16 »
Hi Susan_F.
This stone is in St. James's Cemetery. Dover.
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Re: Second Lieutenant Raymond Sylvester Leventon. RFC
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2010, 00:07:12 »
Unfairytale,

Where is this memorial?

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Second Lieutenant Raymond Sylvester Leventon. RFC
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2010, 20:57:31 »
A memorial rather than a grave.


Second Lieutenant RAYMOND SYLVESTER LEVENTON,
R.F.C., was the elder son of Mr, and Mrs. Herbert Leventon,
of Huyton, near Liverpool, and was born in 1898, and educated
at Greenbank School, Liverpool, and Mostyn House School,
Parkgate. He began his military training at Christ Church,
Oxford, last February, was appointed to the R.F.C., obtained
his commission in May, and received his " wings " and pilot's
certificate in August. He should have proceeded with his
squadron to the front last week. He was flying over the sea
on November 5th, when his machine appeared to collapse
suddenly, owing to the breaking of a wing, and he and his
observer fell into the sea with the wreckage of the aeroplane.
His body was never found.

(taken from Flight Archive. Nov 16th 1917)
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