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Lt JAL Champneys


Matt Dixon
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Can anyone tell me anything other than what I have below about Lt John Amyan Ludford Champneys?

Killed in action 17th June 1918, buried at Marissel National Cemetery, France.

Any information especially about the circumstances of his death would be gratefully appreciated.

Thanks if you can help!

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According to “Airmen Died in the Great War”, Lt Champneys, (native of Sellindge, Kent) of 73 squadron, was killed in a flying accident whilst in his Sopwith Camel No: C8289 on 17/06/1918. His squadron had moved from Fouquerolles to Planques only five days before his death.

Regards

Steve

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Matt

According to The Camel File, C8289 spun into the ground from a low height while 2Lt J A L Champneys was on a practice flight.

I hope that this helps you.

Gareth

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Thanks for the information guys.

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Thanks to all of you who replied, I will have a look the next time I am at Kew.

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