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Name: Roger Bolton Hay
Military Cross (MC)
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Units: 48
Victories: 5
Born: 1895
Place of Birth: Garsdon, Wiltshire
Died: 17 July 1917 Died From Wounds
Place of Death: NE of Nieuport, Belgium
Memorial: Oostende New Communal Cemetery, Oostende, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
 
 
The youngest son of Rev. R. W. Hay, Roger Bolton Hay was educated at Dean Close, Cheltenham and afterwards at Blundell's School. He served with the 3rd Battalion of the West Yorkshire Regiment before he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps. Flying Bristol Fighters with 48 Squadron, he scored five victories before he was reported missing on 17 July 1917. It was later reported that he died from wounds as a prisoner in German hands that day.
 
Military Cross (MC)
Lt. Roger Bolton Hay, W. York. R., Spec. Res., and R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On several occasions he has shown the utmost courage and dash in attacking and dispersing hostile aircraft in superior numbers. His willingness to undertake the most hazardous duties has at all times set a fine example to other pilots and observers of his squadron.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 23 Apr 1917 48 Bristol Fighter Albatros D.III (OOC) 2 Vimy
2 24 Apr 1917 48 Bristol Fighter Albatros D.III (OOC) 2 Cagnicourt
3 27 Apr 1917 48 Bristol Fighter C (DES) 3 Vitry
4 15 Jun 1917 1940 48 Bristol Fighter (A7146) 1 Albatros D.III (DES) Etaing
5 12 Jul 1917 1845 48 Bristol Fighter (A7146) Albatros D.III (OOC) Ghistelles

1 Observer Lt V W G Nutkins
2 Shared with Lt Fred Holliday & Capt Anthony Wall; Lt William Winkler & 2Lt Ernest Moore
3 Shared with Lt William Price & Lt Maurice Benjamin
 
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