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Name: Fred Everest Banbury
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) Fred Banbury
Country: Canada
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Naval Air Service
Royal Air Force
Units: 9N (RNAS)
Victories: 11
Born: 27 October 1893
Place of Birth: Wolseley, Saskatchewan
Died: 01 April 1918 Killed In Flying Accident
Place of Death: Denain, France
Cemetery: Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery, Nord, France Image
The only son of Robert Samuel and Susannah Beatrice (March) Banbury, Fred Everest Banbury attended high school in Wolseley and then went to Victoria College (1911-1912) and University College (1912-1914). He enrolled in the Atlantic Coast Aeronautic School at Newport News, Virginia in March 1916 and received pilot's certificate Am. 507 on a Curtiss biplane. In July 1916, he arrived in England and enlisted in the Royal Naval Air Service. After additional training he was posted to France with Naval 9 in March 1917. He scored his first two victories flying the Sopwith Pup and scored nine more flying the Sopwith Camel. Killed in a flying accident on 1 April 1918, Banbury was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.
Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 31 May 1917 1615 9N Sopwith Pup (N6188) C (OOC) 1 Ostend
2 01 Jun 1917 0915 9N Sopwith Pup (N6188) Halberstadt C (OOC) Westende-Ghistelles
3 25 Jul 1917 1730 9N Sopwith Camel (B3820) C (OOC) 2 Off Westende
4 05 Sep 1917 0800 9N Sopwith Camel (B3832) Albatros C (OOC) 3 Middelkerke-Nieuport
5 13 Sep 1917 abt 1430 9N Sopwith Camel (B3832) Albatros D.V (OOC) 4 E of Leke
6 28 Sep 1917 1610 9N Sopwith Camel (B6230) Albatros D.V (DES) 5 Dixmude
7 02 Oct 1917 1450 9N Sopwith Camel (B6230) C (OOC) 6 Ostend-Slype
8 27 Oct 1917 1040 9N Sopwith Camel (B6230) Albatros D.V (OOC) 7 Slype
9 28 Oct 1917 1230 9N Sopwith Camel (B6230) Albatros D.V (DES) Schoore
10 23 Nov 1917 1220 9N Sopwith Camel (B6230) Albatros D.V (OOC) 8 S of Dixmude
11 26 Mar 1918 0725 9N Sopwith Camel (B7247) C (CAP) 9 1 mi S of Becelaere

1 Shared with FSL A Shearer (N6193), FSL Harold Stackard
2 Shared with FSL John Pinder, FSL Snell (B3813), FSL Oliver Redgate, FSL Harold Mott
3 Shared with FCdr Stearne Edwards, FSL Roy Brown, FSL Oliver Redgate, FSL Arthur Wood
4 Shared with FCdr Stearne Edwards, FSL Oakley (B3880), FSL John Hales, FSL Ingleson (B3817)
5 Shared with FSL Oliver Redgate, FSL John Hales, FSL Merrill Taylor, FSL Cedric Edwards
6 Shared with FSL Oliver Redgate
7 Shared with FCdr Stearne Edwards, FSL Francis Mellersh, FSL John Hales, FSL John Paynter, FSL CA Narbeth (B3883), FSL Arthur Wood, FSL Merrill Taylor, FCdr Harold Stackard
8 Shared with FSL John Hales
9 Shared with FSL Squire (D3328), FSL Oliver Redgate, FSL Merrill Taylor
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