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Name: Charles Stewart Touzeau Lavers
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 1, 23
Victories: 9
Born: 17 August 1896
Place of Birth: St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England
Died: 1979
Place of Death: Hertfordshire, England
 
 
The son of Charles Henry and Edith Stewart Lavers, Charles Stewart Touzeau Lavers scored nine victories flying Nieuport scouts and the S.E.5a with 1 Squadron during the Great War.
British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
"Lieut. (A./Capt.) Charles Stewart Touzeau Lavers. (FRANCE)
   On a recent occasion this officer led his scout formation, escorting bombers to an objective thirty-nine miles over the lines; all the bombing machines were brought safely back. This was the twentieth successful escort formation that he led during a period of two and a half months. On several occasions enemy aeroplanes have attacked his formation, but they have invariably been driven off, which reflects the highest credit on his skill and determination. He has several machines to his credit, and has assisted in the destruction of others."
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 18 Jun 1917 1145 1 Nieuport (B3495) Albatros D.V (DES) 1 Oostaverne
2 07 Jul 1917 2040 1 Nieuport (B3485) Albatros D.V (OOC) Roulers
3 11 Jul 1917 2015 1 Nieuport (B3485) Albatros D.V (OOC) E of Comines
4 14 Aug 1917 1910 1 Nieuport (B1692) Albatros D.V (OOC) S of Moorslede
5 17 Aug 1917 1015 1 Nieuport (B1692) DFW C (OOC) 2 Tenbrielen
6 01 Jun 1918 1940 1 S.E.5a (C1110) Pfalz D.III (DES) 3 Armentières
7 17 Jun 1918 1030 1 S.E.5a (B733) Fokker D.VII (OOC) 4 Ploegsteert
8 15 Sep 1918 1705 1 S.E.5a (E5969) Pfalz D.XII (CAP) 5 Marquion-Recourt
9 01 Oct 1918 1710 1 S.E.5a (C9292) Fokker D.VII (OOC) 6 NE of St. Quentin

1 Shared with Lt Louis Jenkin, 2Lt Harry Reeves
2 Shared with Lt William Rooper
3 Shared with Lt Wallace Smart, Lt L W Mawbey (B130), Lt E M Newman (C1101), Lt Ernest Kelly, Lt Harold Kullberg, Capt Percy Clayson, Lt C B Henderson (C1849), Lt Duerson Knight, 2Lt H S Hennessey (D377)
4 Shared with Lt E M Newman (D6878), Lt F A S Nesbitt (B7881), Lt H B Bradley (C1102)
5 Shared with Capt G W D Allen (F5912), Lt Basil Moody, Lt Douglas Cameron, Capt William Staton & Lt Leslie Mitchell
6 Shared with Lt Basil Moody, Lt Wallace Smart, Lt F M Squires (E6009), Lt F A S Nesbitt (B7881), Lt Boyd (C9065), Lt Douglas Cameron (H7257), Lt L H Phinney (D6951), Capt W Pallister (F5473), Lt W Newby (E1353), Lt C W Arning (E4023), 2Lt W Joffe (B8427), Lt Dickinson (C1812)
 
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