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Name: Cyril Askew Eyre
Photo courtesy of Mike Westrop
Country: England
Rank: Flight Commander
Service: Royal Naval Air Service
Unit: 1N
Victories: 6
Born: 25 April 1896
Place of Birth: Codnor, Derbyshire
Died: 07 July 1917 Killed In Action
Place of Death:  
Cemetery: Pont-Du-Hem Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, Nord, France
In 1915, Cyril Askew Eyre joined the Royal Naval Air Service in Toronto, Canada. With 1 Naval Squadron he scored six victories before he was killed in action. It seems likely that Eyre's Sopwith Triplane was shot down by Alfred Niederhoff of Jasta 11.

1901 residence same as place of birth.
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 04 May 1917 0830-1030 1N Sopwith Triplane (N5435) Albatros D.III (OOC) Wancourt
2 19 May 1917 1945 1N Sopwith Triplane (N5435) Albatros D.III (OOC) Henin-Lietard
3 15 Jun 1917 1200 1N Sopwith Triplane (N5444) C (CAP) St. Jean, NE of Ypres
4 21 Jun 1917 1745 1N Sopwith Triplane (N5444) Albatros D.V (OOC) St. Julien
5 03 Jul 1917 0945 1N Sopwith Triplane (N6291) Albatros D.III (OOC) Tenbrielen
6 03 Jul 1917 1835 1N Sopwith Triplane (N6291) Albatros D.III (DESF) E of Gheluvelt
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