Headstone of Flight Sub Lieut Reginald Warneford V.C. Brompton Cemetery London


Headstone of Flight Sub Lieut Reginald Warneford V.C. Brompton Cemetery London

This is the burial site of flight Sub Lieut Reginald Warneford,holder of The Victoria Cross.
He managed to survive the first year of the First World War only to die when an aeroplane he was piloting crashed,killing an american journalist instantly with Reginald seriously injured and dying the next day from his injuries.His funeral,in June 1915,was held at Brompton Cemetery and was attended by thousands of mourners.Victorians were rather partial to a death eh!Check out link for Victorian hair broaches,intricate designs made out of the dearly departeds hair!http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=image+of+victorian+hair+death+broaches&oq=image+of+victorian+hair+death+broaches&aqs=chrome..69i57.17801j0j7&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=0&ie=UTF-8
His Victoria Cross is on display at Fleet Air Museum Yeovil Somerset.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reginald_Warneford

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