ALEXANDER CHARLES NICHOLAS MARCH PHILLIPPS De Lisle
Location: Rutland County Museum, Catmos Street, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HW
LIEUT A C N M P DE LISLE
21 SQUAD R.F.C.
Propeller Cross, the lettering is painted onto a circular plate attached to the propeller boss. Also attached is one GRU tag.
Currently being used by the Rutland County Museum as part of their RAF 100 display. On loan from Colonel Robert Boyle.
The cross was originally situated n his grave at Dozinghem Cemetery in Flanders. He was injured twice during the war and invalided out of the Leicestershire regiment, joining the RFC initially as an artillery observer. His plane is alleged to have been hit by a British artillery shell killing both him and his co-pilot, Stewart Marcon Goodeve whilst flying their RE8 over Ypres.
Lieutenant DE LISLE, ALEXANDER CHARLES NICHOLAS MARCH PHILLIPPS
Royal Flying Corps
and 9th Bn.
Youngest son of the late Edwin Joseph Lisle March Phillipps de Lisle, M.P, D.L., F.S.A., and Agnes Henriette March Phillipps de Lisle. Native of Leicestershire. Wounded 1915 and 1916.
Thanks to Paul Bland for the photographs.