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Name: Dennis Edward Francis Waight
Military Cross (MC)
Country: England
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 22
Victories: 12
Born: 15 February 1895
Place of Birth: London
Died: October 1984
Place of Death: Liskeard, Cornwall
 
 
Living at Neville Court, St. John's Wood, N.W., London, Dennis Edward Francis Waight attended Beevors House, Aldenham from April 1910 to December 1912, playing football for the first XI in 1910-11. On 22 September 1914 he was promoted to temporary Second Lieutenant and was serving with the 12th Northumberland Fusiliers; in 1917 he was a Lieutenant in the 2nd Northumberland Fusiliers. He was awarded the Military Cross for his infantry service and transferred to the Royal Flying Corps in March 1918. In 1922, he was serving as a Captain with the 2nd Northumberland Fusiliers stationed at Nowsera, North Western Province, India. In 1948, the Aldenham school register listed him as a Major in the 2nd Northumberland Fusiliers.

Beevors House records showed his birth date as 5 February whilst the Death Index for England and Wales says 15 Feb. Married in the 2nd quarter of 1926 at St. Marylebone, London; wife's surname was Constant.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 10 Jul 1918 1000 22 Bristol F.2b (D7896) 1 Pfalz D.III (OOC) Lille
2 08 Aug 1918 1040 22 Bristol F.2b (E2466) 2 Pfalz D.III (DES) NE of Vitry
3 08 Aug 1918 1040 22 Bristol F.2b (E2466) 2 Pfalz D.III (DESF) 5 NE of Vitry
4 11 Aug 1918 1935 22 Bristol F.2b (E2466) 2 Fokker D.VII (OOC) SE of Armentières
5 13 Aug 1918 1100 22 Bristol F.2b (E2466) 2 Rumpler C (DES) NW of Cambrai
6 13 Aug 1918 1100 22 Bristol F.2b (E2466) 2 Pfalz D.III (OOC) NW of Cambrai
7 14 Aug 1918 1050 22 Bristol F.2b (E2466) 2 Two-seater (OOC) SW of Lille
8 16 Aug 1918 1045 22 Bristol F.2b (E2466) 2 Pfalz D.III (DES) SE of Lille
9 21 Aug 1918 1410 22 Bristol F.2b (E2466) 2 Two-seater (OOC) Ervillers
10 22 Aug 1918 1910 22 Bristol F.2b (E2466) 2 Halberstadt C (DES) 6 NE of Bailleul
11 31 Aug 1918 1710 22 Bristol F.2b (E4820) 3 Fokker D.VII (DES) Douai
12 04 Nov 1918 1415 22 Bristol F.2b (E2454) 4 Pfalz D.XII (OOC) NW of Bavay

1 Pilot Lt TW Martin
2 Pilot Capt William Harvey
3 Pilot Lt Ian Stead
4 Pilot Lt Stanley Wallage
5 Shared with Capt John Gurdon & 2Lt Charles Gass
6 Shared with Lt Ian Stead & 2Lt W A Cowie, Lt Herbert Beddow & Lt Thomas Birmingham
 
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