Adinkerke Military Cemetery, De Panne, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Francis Dominic Casey joined the Royal Naval Air Service in 1916. A Sopwith Pup pilot, he scored 9 victories in 1917 but he was killed in a crash during a test flight.
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Flt. Lieut. Francis Dominic Casey, R.N.A.S.
For conspicuous bravery and skill in attacking hostile aircraft on numerous occasions. On April 21st, 1917, he attacked a hostile two-seater machine at a range varying from 40 to 100 yards, and brought it down completely out of control. On April 23rd, 1917, on four different occasions during one flight, he attacked hostile machines, one of which was driven down in a spinning nose dive and another turning over on its side went down completely out of control. This Officer has driven down four machines completely out of control, and forced many others down.
Supplement to the London Gazette, 22 June 1917 (30147/6256)