Stanley Wallace Rosevear

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Stanley Rosevear
Born 9 March 1896
Walkerton, Ontario
Died 25 April 1918 (1918-04-26) (aged 22)
Allegiance George V[1]
Service/branch Royal Naval Air Service, Royal Air Force
Years of service 1917-1918
Rank Captain
Unit No. 1 Squadron RNAS/No. 201 Squadron RAF
Awards Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) & Bar

Stanley Wallace Rosevear DSC & Bar (9 March 1896 – 25 April 1918) was a Canadian First World War flying ace, officially credited with 25 victories.[2]

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Distinguished Service Cross[edit]

"Flt. Sub-Lieut. Stanley Wallace Rosevear, R.N.A.S. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has destroyed several hostile machines, and has also attacked and scattered parties of enemy infantry from low altitudes, on one occasion from a height of only 100 feet."

Distinguished Service Cross - Bar[edit]

"Flt. Lieut. Stanley Wallace Rosevear, D.S.C., R.N.A.S. For the skill and gallantry displayed by him on the 15th March, 1918, when he attacked a formation of eight enemy aircraft, destroying two of the enemy machines. This officer has destroyed numerous enemy machines and is a very skilful and dashing fighting pilot."

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  1. ^ Canadian airmen were required to complete an Attestation Paper in which they declared an oath of allegiance to King George the Fifth and agreed to serve in any arm of the service for the duration of the war between Great Britain and Germany.
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"WWI Aces of Canada". Retrieved 2008-06-14.