Personnel Index - Detail

Name
LEVENTON
First Names
Raymond Silvester
Nationality
British
Rank
Second Lieutenant
Service
RFC
Crew Position
Pilot
Age
19
Date of Death
05/11/1917
Cemetery

 

Drowned in the North Sea following a flying accident with his Observer Second Lieutenant C A Jackson.



All images of St James's Cemetery are courtesy of Mr William Collar, Chairman, Canterbury U3A.





Lt Leverton at the controls of a BE2d at Dover.

His name is recorded on the "Dover Patrol Memorial".



Information from 'Flight & The Aircraft Engineer'.....November 15th 1917 (via Kent History Forum)
 

Lt Leventon began his military training at Christ Church, Oxford in February 1917 and was appointed to the R.F.C.
He obtained his commission in May 1917 and received his " wings " and pilot's certificate in August.
Lt Leventon should have proceeded with his squadron to the front last week. He was flying over the sea on November 5th, when his machine appeared to collapse suddenly, owing to the breaking of a wing, and he and his observer fell into the sea with the wreckage of the aeroplane.