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Rex Warneford

On this day in 1915, Flight Sub-Lt “Rex” Warneford of the Royal Naval Air Service brought down a Zeppelin, for which he was awarded a Victoria Cross. His image was used to encourage enlistment in his former unit, the 24th (2nd Sportsmen’s) Battalion, the Royal Fusiliers. He spent much of his free time in Oxhey and he is recorded on the war memorial at St Matthew’s Church, after dying from injuries from a crash on 17th June.

Thank you to Robert Lock and Dr Robert Wynn Jones for sharing his story.

Read more about Rex by downloading our history sheet HERE.

Source: Watford Museum


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This entry was posted on 7 June 2022 by in All News, Local History.
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