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Second Lieutenant Conrade William Jacot

28 Training Squadron, Royal Flying Corp
Killed in Flying Accident, Castle Bromwich, 23rd June 1917 aged 18

  • Buried: Curdworth St Nicholas Churchyard
  • Son of Louis and Isabella Millner Jacot of The Hill, Perry Barr, Birmingham
  • NNWFHS Memorial: Curdworth Airmen Memorial

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  • Born Oct Qtr 1899 at Handsworth
  • Lived at 259 Birchfield Road, Handsworth [1911]
  • Pupil at King Edward's School, Aston [1911]

    Summary of Flying Accident
    On June 23 1917 Second Lieutenant Conrade William Jacot was killed in an Avro 504 of 28 Training Squadron. He was performing a loop when the seat broke and jammed the controls causing a crash in the locality of the airfield. He was a local man from ‘The Hill’ Perry Barr in Birmingham. In 1911 he was attending King Edward’s School, Aston, where his aunt was a teacher. His father, Louis, was a ‘watch jewellery dealer’ and at that time the family of five children lived at 259, Birchfield Road. His surname is interesting as his father was noted as ‘Switzerland resident’. It is likely that Conrade Jacot was only 17 when he was killed. Second Lieutenant Villers was injured and survived the crash. More...

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