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Name: Lionel Arthur Ashfield
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Naval Air Service
Royal Air Force
Unit: 202 (RAF)
Victories: 5
Born: 01 August 1898
Place of Birth: Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, England
Died: 16 July 1918 Killed In Action
Place of Death: Belgium
Cemetery: Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery, Nieuwpoort, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Memorial: The Church of St. Alban, Frant, Sussex, England
The son of Charles Edmund and Ida Lucy Ashfield, Lionel Arthur Ashfield scored five victories with 202 Squadron in 1918. He was killed in action when his Sopwith Camel was shot down by Hans Goerth.
The Kent & Sussex Courier, Tunbridge Wells, England, Friday, 23 Aug 1918, page 5
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lt. Lionel Arthur Ashfield.
   A very capable officer of exceptional judgment and courage. He has carried out sixty two flights behind the enemy line's with invariable success. During the last few months he has engaged seventeen enemy machines, and has been instrumental in destroying five. On one occasion he attacked five enemy aeroplanes, bringing down one in flames.
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 18 May 1918 202 D.H.4 (A7868) 1 Scout (OOC) Bruges
2 31 May 1918 202 D.H.4 (D8402) 2 EA (OOC) Ostende
3 202   EA  
4 202   EA  
5 202   EA  

1 Observer AGL Allen
2 Observer Lt Russell
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