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BENNIE, R S - Second Lieutenant

Second Lieutenant
ROBERT SMITH (R S) BENNIE


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    ROBERT SMITH (R S) BENNIE

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    ROBERT SMITH (R S) BENNIE
    le 08 août 1896
    Leamington, Ontario
    490832
    Second Lieutenant
    Royal Flying Corps
    le 05 juin 1917
    Shot down while on photo-recce over Menin, Belgium.
    20 years
    ARRAS MEMORIAL
    La Première Guerre mondiale

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  • a Special Reserve pilot in 45 Sqn RFC, Bennie had been a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse on Pelee Island, Ont., who enjoyed riding a motorcycle. He was flying a Sopwith Strutter accompanied by his observer, Lt. Arthur Metheral of Moose Jaw, Sask. when they encountered some 16 German fighters. Under attack, the Sopwith took fire and both men jumped. Bennie was survived by family at Chatham, Ont., including 8-year-old sister, Jane.

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