Lieutenant Ivan Beauclark HART-DAVIES

Reason: Died of Injuries sustained in crash while landing
Place:   Northolt, London
Circumstances:   Was flying a Bristol F2B No A7103
Date and age: 27 Jul 1917 | 29yrs
CWGC Cemetery:   Southam St. James Churchyard
Grave:   Against South Wall of Chancel
SWFHS Memorial: Southam
Other Memorial:   Rugby War Memorial Gates
Unit: No 35 Training Squadron
Regiment: Royal Flying Corps
Enlisted: 15 Mar 1916 at the War Office, London
Commissioned:   15 Apr 1916 at Christ Church College OTC
Promoted:   to Flying Officer (Instructor) 19 Aug 1916 and posted to Turnberry
Born:   21 Apr 1878 at Huntingdon
 
Baptised:   31 Jan 1892 at Rugby    
Parents: Rev. John Hart and Florence Davies [nee Beauclerk]
 
Father:   John was the Rector of Southam St. James Church
   
School:   Attended The King's School, Canterbury 1894 to 1897    
1881 Address: 21 St. James Vicarage, Bristol
Census
1911 Address: Warwick Street, Rugby
Census
1911 Occupation:
Owner of Insurance Brokerage in Rugby
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Notable Life Events for Lt Hart-Davies

  • Held the speed record for motor cycle and light cars from Lands End to John O'Groats of 29hrs and 12mins riding a 3.5hp Triumph motorcyle with enlarged petrol tank along with other speed records
  • Won the Murren Cup in Bobsleigh Races in Switzerland
  • Played Rugby for Moseley, Hockey for Rugby, Cricket, Athletics, Golf and took part in mountaineering
  • Obtained his Flying Certificate on 6 Oct 1913

Obituary

A brother officer wrote:-
“A gallant fellow whom we all liked immensely, and are deeply grieved that he should have been fatally injured when he so much wished to go to France, where doubtless he would have won honours"

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