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Name: Herbert James Edwards
Country: Australia
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 32, 92
Victories: 5
Born: 20 November 1896
Place of Birth: Victoria
Died: 10 September 1967
Place of Death: Mayborough, Victoria
 
 
Rejected for medical reasons in Australia, Edwards joined the army in England on 4 August 1915. In September 1916, he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps and was posted to 32 Squadron in May 1917. Flying the D.H.5, he scored five victories that year but experienced health problems shortly after he joined 92 Squadron in 1918.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 25 Jul 1917 abt 0830 32 D.H.5 (A9374) Albatros D.III (OOC) 1 N of Polygon Wood
2 27 Jul 1917 0545 32 D.H.5 (A9372) C (DES) 2 N of Polygon Wood
3 10 Aug 1917 2025 32 D.H.5 (A9431) Albatros C (CAP) 3 E of Zillebeke Lake
4 17 Aug 1917 1025 32 D.H.5 (A9439) Albatros C (DES) Zonnebeke
5 03 Sep 1917 0350 32 D.H.5 (A9439) Albatros C (DESF) 4 Poelcapelle

1 Shared with Stephen Walter, 2Lt J Simpson (A9404), 2Lt William Raymond Fish (A9396)
2 Shared with Arthur Coningham, Lt G A Wells (A9374), Lt E Pownall (A9396)
3 Shared with Lt G A Wells (A9472)
4 Shared with Capt D Joy (B345), Lt W E Sandys (A9374), Lt W O Cornish (A9179)
 
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