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Name: Cyril Hayes Sawyer
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Air Force
Unit: 46
Victories: 6
Born: 03 April 1899
Place of Birth: Lambeth, Surrey, England
Died: 08 October 1918 Killed In Flying Accident
Place of Death: Athies, France
Cemetery: Tincourt New British Cemetery, Somme, France
 
 
The son of James Sawyer, a tobbaconist, Cyril Hayes Sawyer joined the army in May 1917. After his transfer to the Royal Air Force, he was posted to 46 Squadron in the summer of 1918 and scored six victories flying the Sopwith Camel. He was killed in a crash at Athies airfield on 8 October 1918. He was 19 years old.
 
Opponents
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Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 03 Aug 1918 1835 46 Sopwith Camel (B9253) Fokker D.VII (DES) E of Lens
2 16 Sep 1918 1815 46 Sopwith Camel (D6693) Fokker D.VII (DESF)1 Cambrai
3 17 Sep 1918 1200 46 Sopwith Camel (D6693) Fokker D.VII (OOC) 2 Cambrai
4 17 Sep 1918 1200 46 Sopwith Camel (D6693) Fokker D.VII (OOC) 2 Cambrai
5 29 Sep 1918 1640 46 Sopwith Camel (D9457) Fokker D.VII (OOC) 3 S of Beaurevoir Road
6 02 Oct 1918 1030 46 Sopwith Camel (F1974) Fokker D.VII (OOC) 4 Morcourt

1 Shared with Capt Donald MacLaren, Lt R Viall (F1971)
2 Shared with Capt Donald MacLaren, 2Lt R D Gilpin-Brown (F5950), Lt Philip Tudhope, Capt Charles Odell, 2Lt L S Skerrington
3 Shared with Capt Donald MacLaren
4 Shared with Capt Donald MacLaren, Capt James Leith
 
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