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Name: Gray Gavin Lynedoch Graham
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
Croix de Guerre with Palm [France]
Country: South Africa
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 70, 73
Victories: 13
Born: 18 October 1894
Place of Birth: Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Died: 17 June 1963
Place of Death:  
Cemetery: Mookgophong, Limpopo, South Africa Image
 
 
The son of Thomas and Anne Graham, Gray Gavin Lynedoch Graham scored thirteen victories flying the Sopwith Camel with 73 Squadron in 1918.
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lieut. Gavin Lynedoch Graham.
   A bold and gallant officer, whose success in attacking troops and transport with bombs and machine guns has been marked. He has also proved himself a skilful fighter in the air, having destroyed eight enemy machines and driven down two others out of control.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 03 May 1918 1250 73 Sopwith Camel Albatros D.V (OOC) Ploegsteert
2 21 May 1918 1830 73 Sopwith Camel Fokker DR.I (DES) Armentières
3 10 Jun 1918 1830 73 Sopwith Camel (B2351) Albatros D.V (DES) Mesnet, E of Montdidier
4 18 Jul 1918 1500 73 Sopwith Camel (D1958) Fokker D.VII (DES) Oulchy le Château
5 19 Jul 1918 0620 73 Sopwith Camel (D1958) Fokker D.VII (CAP) Château Verses-Freuille
6 21 Jul 1918 2000 73 Sopwith Camel (D1958) Fokker DR.I (DES) 1 NE of Oulchy le Château
7 22 Jul 1918 1810 73 Sopwith Camel (D9492) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Bazoches
8 22 Jul 1918 1810 73 Sopwith Camel (D9492) Fokker D.VII (DES) Bazoches
9 25 Jul 1918 1900 73 Sopwith Camel (D9492) Fokker D.VII (DES) E of Courmont
10 29 Jul 1918 1945 73 Sopwith Camel (D9492) Fokker D.VII (DESF) NE of Soissons
11 08 Aug 1918 1720 73 Sopwith Camel (D9492) C (DES) 2 Nesle
12 25 Aug 1918 1125 73 Sopwith Camel (E1553) Fokker D.VII (DES) N of Bapaume
13 25 Aug 1918 1130 73 Sopwith Camel (E1553) Fokker D.VII (OOC) 3 N of Bapaume

1 Shared with Maj R H Freeman (D1918), Capt Maurice Leblanc-Smith (D8164), Lt William Stephenson (C8296), 2Lt K S Laurie (B7874), Lt William Sidebottom (D8199), 2Lt Robert Chandler (D1922), Lt J Balfour (D8114)
2 Shared with Lt Emile Lussier (B2525), 2Lt Robert Chandler (D1922)
3 Shared with Lt G Carr-Harris (D9448)
 
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