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Brecon Cemetery

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And in proud and loving memory of his only son Captain & Flight Commander

Richard Aveline Maybery M.C. (with Bar) who gave his life for his King and Country

Fighting in the air over the German lines 19 December 1917 aged 22

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Brecon Cemetery

Brecknockshire

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Richard Aveline

Maybery

4th January 1895

Brecon, Brecknockshire

19th December 1917

Killed when brought down by enemy aircraft just as Richard had himself shot down an enemy aircraft over Bourlon Wood

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Flesquieres Hill British Cemetery, Nord, France

First World War

Captain

56 Squadron Royal Flying Corps

21st Lancers

Military Cross with Bar

Originally buried in Haynecourt Military Cemetery by the German forces. Awarded a Military Cross with Bar for the following: ‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. After attacking two aerodromes in succession at very low altitudes, and inflicting considerable damage, he attacked and dispersed a number of mounted men and then attacked a goods train. He next attacked and shot down a hostile machine at 500 feet, and before returning attacked a passenger train. On numerous occasions he has attacked, single handed, large hostile formations and set a fine example by his gallantry and determination.’ London Gazette 9 January 1918 'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as leader of offensive patrols for three months, during which he personally destroyed nine enemy aeroplanes and drove down three out of control. On one occasion, having lost his patrol, he attacked a formation of eight enemy aeroplanes. One was seen to crash and two others went down, out of control, the formation being completely broken up.' London Gazette 23 April 1918

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