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Name: Leslie Simpson Court
Médaille Militaire [France]
Country: England
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 25, 26 TDS
Victories: 8
Born: 1897
Place of Birth: Romney Marsh, Kent
Died: 10 December 1918
Place of Death: Aberdeen, Scotland
Cemetery: All Saints Church, Hollingbourne, Kent
 
 
Leslie Simpson Court was the son of George Robert and Sarah Ann (Head) Court, of Eyhorne Green Farm, Hollingbourne. Cadet Court was appointed a Temp. 2nd Lieutenant (on probation) on 25 October 1917. He died at 1st General Hospital, Aberdeen at the end of 1918.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 26 Jun 1916 0800 25 F.E.2b (4283) 1 Fokker E (DES) Lens
2 15 Jul 1916 0825 25 F.E.2b (6932) 2 Fokker E (DES) Fromelles
3 20 Jul 1916 1830 25 F.E.2b (6932) 1 Fokker E (DES) E of Lens
4 20 Jul 1916 1830 25 F.E.2b (6932) 1 Fokker E (OOC) E of Lens
5 09 Sep 1916 1600 25 F.E.2b (6993) 3 Two-seater (OOC) Harnes
6 27 Sep 1916 25 F.E.2b (4839) 4 LVG C (DES) Tourmignies
7 22 Oct 1916 0855 25 F.E.2b (7693) 5 Scout (DES) Seclin
8 09 Nov 1916 0830 25 F.E.2b (7693) 5 Fokker D (OOC) Hénin-Liétard

1 Pilot 2Lt Lancelot Richardson
2 Pilot Capt M C B Copeman
3 Pilot 2Lt Noel Webb
4 Pilot 2Lt V W Harrison
5 Pilot 2Lt James Leith
 
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