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Name: Horace George Eldon
Country: England
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Service: Royal Air Force
Unit: 88
Victories: 5
Born: 06 April 1897
Place of Birth: Rupert, Bennington, Vermont, USA
Died: 12 July 1989
Place of Death: Nelson, New Zealand
 
 
The son of Edwin George and Ada Eldon, Horace George Eldon, of the London Regiment, was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 28 March 1917. On 14 August 1918, he was seconded for service with the Royal Air Force. With 88 Squadron in France, Eldon scored five victories as a Brisfit observer. He was transferred to the unemployed list on 14 November 1919. He emmigrated to New Zealand in 1958 and became a citizen of that country on 14 July 1961.
Vermont, Vital Records, 1720-1908
British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 05 Sep 1918 1900 88 Bristol F.2b (C821) 1 Fokker D.VII (OOC) N of Douai
2 05 Sep 1918 1901 88 Bristol F.2b (C821) 1 Fokker D.VII (DESF) Armentières
3 06 Sep 1918 1845 88 Bristol F.2b (C821) 1 Fokker D.VII (OOC) N of Douai
4 24 Sep 1918 1010 88 Bristol F.2b (C821) 1 Fokker D.VII (DESF) Harbourdin
5 04 Oct 1918 1745 88 Bristol F.2b (C821) 2 Fokker D.VII (DES) 3 SE of Lille

1 Pilot Capt Allan Hepburn
2 Pilot Lt I G Fleming
3 Shared with John Findlay & 2Lt R E Hasell
 
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