Flying Officer Frederick Hubert Guy Shepard
On 2nd October 1919, Flying Officer Frederick Hubert Guy Shepard AFC, of No.1 Communication squadron, Kenley, lost his life when his DH4 bi-plane, (K5783), suffered a mechanical failure during a flight to the North-East of England, and crashed in the Newcastle area. Flying Officer A. Page, who accompanied him on this flight, escaped with his life.
F/O Shepard enlisted as a temporary probationary Flight Officer in the Naval Wing (RNAS) of the RFC on 13 May 1917.
Frederick was only 20 years old when he died, but had already been awarded the Air Force Cross.
Rest in peace Sir and thank you for your service.