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Remembered With Honour: Rememberance Poppy Air Mechanic 2nd Class, Jack Collett

Service Number F/20396
Regiment Royal Naval Air Service. HMS Airship C27.
Date Died 11/12/1917
Age 18
Died How?
Died Where?
Known Grave? No
UK Memorial CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL Panel 25
Memorial Abroad
Additional Information Mentioned In Despatches, Gazette Issue 30662 published on the 30 April 1918. Son of Edwin and Fanny Collett, of 1, Cornwallis Rd, Walthamstow, London. HMS Airship C27 was the second airship to be shot down in action. On that fateful day three German seaplanes attacked the vessel bringing it down with the loss of all five crew members, including Jack Collett. Airship C26 was subsequently dispatched to locate the downed sister ship but run out of fuel and came down in occupied Holland where the crew were interned for the remainder of the war.
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