Lot Archive


№ 352


20 October 1993

Hammer Price:

A Great War pair to Lieutenant F.M. Corry, 65 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, who was killed after a combat with aircraft of Jagdstaffel 7

BRITISH WAR AND VICTORY MEDALS (Lt.) together with bronze memorial plaque (Frank Moring Corrie) and large original portrait photograph, good very fine

Frank Moring Corry enlisted into the 28th (Artists Rifles) London Regiment as a Private. He was commissioned into the 8th Btn. Sherwood Foresters 7 November 1915, and transferred to the Royal Flying Corps as an observer in 70 Squadron. He was wounded in action in the arm on 10 October 1916, while on patrol in a Sopwith 11/2 strutter. Corry trained as a pilot and graduated as Flying Officer, joining 65 Squadron at Bailluel in France. Whilst on an operational patrol on 12 December, 1917, flying Sopwith Camel B2446, he crash landed near Ypres. The official communique records the incident as an accidental death but according to a letter from Chaz Bower sold with the lot, Corry Died of Wounds after combat with Jagdstaffel 7 aircraft. The lot is sold with further research.