Flt-Lt (Later Wing Cmdr) Burton Ankers  DSO DCM

 

 

 b. 12 Aug 1893

Service Number: A15088/39 RFC and RAF in WWI

1919 - "Miss Dorothy Gent, formerly a cashier in a Chester cafe, was awarded £300 damages at Chester Assizes in an action for breach of promise brought by her against Burton Ankers, a captain in the Royal Air Force."

 He broke off the engagement with Ms Gent in July 1918, and married Dorothy M [Horwood] in October.

1938 - "The Air Ministry announces that the King has approved of the undermentioned rewards for gallant and distinguished services rendered in connection with the operations in Waziristan during the period 16 September to 15 December, 1937: Distinguished Service Order.—Wing- Commander Burton Ankers."

 

d. 9 Aug 1939 in Bristol Blenheim L1546 that was lost at Kutumba, India:

"TWO SAVED BY PARACHUTE

Wing Commander Killed

Wing-Commander Burton Ankers and two other men of No. 39 Squadrdn, R.A.F., were killed in a crash at Kotumba, India. Corporal Robert Samuel Gilbert and Aircraftman Arthur Reginald Harris were the other victims. Wing-Commander Ankers was the pilot. Two other occupants, Aircraftman Richard Wallace Bloss, and Mr R. C. R. Tapper, escaped by parachute. "

 

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