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Evelyn Walter Copland Perry

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Evelyn Walter Copland Perry (1890-1914) was an early aviator

1890 Born in London

1911 Gained his aviator's certificate at Hendon

Instructor at the Sopwith Flying School, Brooklands

1914 Formed Perry, Beadle and Co with F. P. H. Beadle, designing flying boats

1914 Died on 16th August when the plane crashed at Amiens. Also killed was Herbert Edward Parfitt. Evelyn Perry was the first British Officer killed on active service in France

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Sources of Information

  • Royal Aero Club records.