Pilot Officer Peter Frank Kennard-Davis
Peter Frank Kennard-Davis initially joined the Royal Navy, but thereafter joined the RAF on a short service commission in May 1939.
He was posted to No.7 Operational Training Unit at Hawarden in July 1940 where he converted to Spitfires. Posted to No.64 Squadron at Kenley on 3rd August, his career was tragically short.
Following a mid-morning scramble in 8th August, “Pilot Officer Kennard-Davis abandoned his aircraft which was on fire”. He was admitted to the Royal Victoria Hospital seriously wounded, where he succumbed to his wounds on 10 August. His aircraft had crashed and burnt out near West Langdon.
Peter Frank Kennard-Davis was the son of Frank Edward and Frances Amelia Kennard-Davis, of Selsey, Sussex; nephew of Mr. F. G. Howe, of Esher, Surrey. He was 19 years old when he died. He is buried in a civil plot at Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey.
Rest in peace Sir and thank you for your service.