Rank & Name: 2nd Lt. Reginald Benade Glendower Ottley

Date of Death: 23/12/1917


2nd Lt. Ottley was killed with Major R. Egerton MC, when their RE.8 crashed to the ground in a flying accident on 23/12/1917.

Two days before Christmas Day, Sunday 23/12/17, Major Robert Egerton (Royal Irish Fusiliers) and his observer 2Lt.Reginald Benade Glendower Ottley (North Staffs Regiment) from 59 Sqn RFC, 22 were KWF. They were on a photographic patrol when they entered a dive from 3000ft to 1000ft when the top wing extensions of their RE8 serial number B5095, folded back followed by the bottom wing extensions. The aircraft hit the ground and both pilot and observer were killed in the crash.

2Lt.R.B.G.Ottley was the last surviving son of Mr. & Mrs Ottley of 5 Cambridge Court, Twickenham, Middlesex. He was 21 years old. Their other two sons had already lost their lives in the war! Pilot and observer now lie side by side in graves II.C.3 and II.C.4. source


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