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Name: Stanley Wallace Rosevear
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) and Bar Stanley Rosevear
Country: Canada
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Naval Air Service
Royal Air Force
Units: 1 Naval (RNAS)
201 (RAF)
Victories: 25
Born: 09 March 1896
Place of Birth: Walkerton, Ontario, Canada
Died: 25 April 1918 Killed In Flying Accident
Place of Death: Near Arras, France
Cemetery: St. Hilaire Cemetery Extension, Frevent, Pas de Calais, France
 
 
A student of Applied Science at the University of Toronto (1915-1916) and the son of Howard Stanley and Ella Maude Rosevear of Port Arthur, Stanley Wallace Rosevear enlisted in the University Overseas Training Company in November 1916. In January 1917 he transferred to the Royal Naval Air Service. After pilot training he was posted to France with 1 Naval Squadron in July 1917. In nine months Rosevear scored 25 victories before he was killed in a crash near Arras.
 
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Flt. Sub-Lieut. Stanley Wallace Rosevear, R.N.A.S.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has destroyed several hostile machines, and has also attacked and scattered parties of enemy infantry from low altitudes, on one occasion from a height of only 100 feet.
 
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) Bar
Flt. Lieut. Stanley Wallace Rosevear, D.S.C., R.N.A.S.
   For the skill and gallantry displayed by him on the 15th March, 1918, when he attacked a formation of eight enemy aircraft, destroying two of the enemy machines. This officer has destroyed numerous enemy machines and is a very skilful and dashing fighting pilot.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 14 Aug 1917 0840 1N Sopwith Triplane (N6299) Albatros D.V (OOC) NE of Ypres
2 16 Aug 1917 0700 1N Sopwith Triplane (N6299) Albatros D.V (DES) Menin
3 26 Aug 1917 0750 1N Sopwith Triplane (N6299) DFW C (OOC) 1 E of Deulemont
4 19 Sep 1917 1010 1N Sopwith Triplane (N6299) Albatros D.V (DES) Becelaere
5 17 Oct 1917 1045 1N Sopwith Triplane (N5489) Albatros D.V (DES) S of Polygon Wood
6 21 Oct 1917 0940 1N Sopwith Triplane (N5489) Albatros D.V (OOC) SE of Wervicq
7 24 Oct 1917 1200 1N Sopwith Triplane (N5489) Albatros C (DESF) Comines
8 24 Oct 1917 1200 1N Sopwith Triplane (N5489) C (DES) Comines
9 05 Dec 1917 1410 1N Sopwith Camel (B6428) Albatros D.V (DES) Vladsloo
10 06 Dec 1917 0625 1N Sopwith Camel (B6428) C (OOC) Ostend
11 19 Feb 1918 1150 1N Sopwith Camel (B6428) Albatros D.V (DESF) 2 S of Zillebeke Lake
12 06 Mar 1918 1315 1N Sopwith Camel (B6428) Fokker DR.I (DES) Bouchoir
13 10 Mar 1918 1530 1N Sopwith Camel (B6428) C (OOC) Menin
14 11 Mar 1918 1200 1N Sopwith Camel (B6428) C (OOC) S of Armentières
15 13 Mar 1918 0725 1N Sopwith Camel (B6428) Albatros D.V (DES) Dixmude
16 15 Mar 1918 1145 1N Sopwith Camel (B6428) Pfalz D.III (DES) E of Dixmude
17 15 Mar 1918 1145 1N Sopwith Camel (B6428) Pfalz D.III (DESF) E of Dixmude
18 16 Mar 1918 1155 1N Sopwith Camel (B6428) Albatros D.V (DES) E of Roulers
19 16 Mar 1918 1625 1N Sopwith Camel (B6428) Albatros D.V (DES) Roulers
20 21 Mar 1918 0715 1N Sopwith Camel (B6428) Albatros D.V (DESF) Nieuport
21 21 Mar 1918 0720 1N Sopwith Camel (B6428) Albatros D.V (DES) Nieuport
22 21 Mar 1918 0720 1N Sopwith Camel (B6428) Albatros D.V (OOC) Nieuport
23 06 Apr 1918 1315 201 Sopwith Camel (B6419) Fokker DR.I (DES) Mericourt
24 22 Apr 1918 1110 201 Sopwith Camel (D3363) Pfalz D.III (DES) Hangard
25 22 Apr 1918 1110 201 Sopwith Camel (D3363) Pfalz D.III (DES) Hangard

1 Shared with FSL Herbert Rowley
2 Shared with FCdr Alfred Carter
 
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