Major Edward Pellew Plenty RAF

Author: Ros Clow
Date published: 06/07/2012
© Flight Magazine, November 28th 1918

Maj. EDWARD PELLEW PLENTY, R.A.F., who died from

pneumonia following influenza, at Huntingdon, on November

21st, aged 21, was educated at the Newbury Grammar

School and St. Paul's School. On leaving school he enlisted

in a Public Schools Battalion in September, 1914, at the age

of 17, and receiving a nomination for Sandhurst he entered

in November, 1914, and there became senior sergeant of

G Company. On passing out he was gazetted to the Manchester Regt., but having volunteered for flying he was sent at once for instruction, and on gaining his wings joined a squadron in France. In April, 1916, he was made flightcommander, being then 18 years old. He returned to England in May, and helped to train a new squadron then being formed at Huntingdon, with which he went out again to France in October, 1916. After serving a period there he was employed as flying instructor in Norfolk, and went from there to York as brigade examining officer to the Northern Training Brigade.

He was promoted to his majority last May, when he was only

20, and was given a squadron in October. He was twice

mentioned in despatches.

Obituary in Flight magazine, November 28th 1918

 

Contributed by Ros Clow

 

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