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Charles Robert Reeves Hickey

In memory of:

Captain Charles Robert Reeves Hickey

October 3, 1918

Military Service


Age:

21

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Air Force

Division:

204th Sqdn. 61st Wing

Citation(s):

Distinguished Flying Cross and Bar, London Gazette, 2 November 1918

Additional Information


Born:

September 10, 1897
Nanaimo, British Columbia

Enlistment:

March 17, 1916
Victoria, British Columbia

Son of Major Robert Hume Fayrer Hickey (11th Canadian Mounted Rifles) and Charlotte Emily (nee Reeves) Hickey, of Parksville, British Columbia. Brother of Jennett and Elsie. He was a farmer and single. "He has been engaged in numerous air battles with marked success during a period of twelve months. On a recent occasion, he flew to the assistance of one of our machines which was being pressed by two enemy machines and succeeded in destroying one of them." DFC citation, London Gazette, 3 August 1918 and A very determined air fighter who has destroyed seven enemy machines and brought down nine completely out of control during the past three months. His skill and initiative as a flight commander have made his flight very successful. Last month he destroyed two machines and brought down two more out of control in one day, and the remainder of his flight, at the same time succeeded in dispersing several more enemy aircraft without sustaining any casualties."

Commemorated on Page 588 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

II. K. 12.

Location:

COXYDE MILITARY CEMETERY is located 1 km beyond the village of Koksijde on the N396 towards De Panne. From Koksijde Dorp the N396 Houtsaegerlaan crosses the Zeelaan and at the same time changes its name to Robert Vandammestraat. The cemetery is about 1 Km along the Robert Vandammestraat N369, on the right-hand side.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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