Association The Belgians Remember Them ligne

Cérémonie d'hommage solennel en présence du Représentant du Roi:
Rebecq, le 22 mai 2019



RETOUR À LA PAGE DE L’ÉQUIPAGE - BACK TO THE PAGE OF THE CREW
Cérémonie d'hommage au cimetière de Tournai - Ceremony of tribute to the cemetery of Tournai
Inauguration officielle du Mémorial de Marcq - Official unveiling of Memorial of Marcq

VINCENT WATERFALL

marcq

Informations militaires - Military information

Date de naissance - Date of birth:
Date de décès - Date of death: 22/08/1914
Enterré à - Buried to:
Tournai WAR CEMETERY pdfCertificat de scépulture
Position de la tombe - Burial position: grave G.4
Nationalité - Nationality: British
Force: Royal Flying Corps
Unité - Unit: 5 Squadron
Grade - Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Fonction - Role: Observer
Nunéro de Matricule - Official Number: ?

Informations personnelles - Personnal information

Parents: Son of Walter Frank and Mary Waterfall, of 1, Belvedere Terrace, Brighton.
Né à - Born to: Grimsby, Lincolnshire

Ligne

Informations diverses - Diverse information

Lt Vincent Waterfall (formerly East Yorkshire Regiment, and a native of Brighton, Sussex) together with his observer Lt Charles George Gordon Bayly (formerly Royal Engineers, and a native of Cape Town, South Africa) was flying an Avro 504 when he was brought down by enemy ground fire on 22 August 1914. They had departed on a reconnaissance mission at 10.16am that morning from Mauberge in order to monitor the advance of the Germans. At 10.50am they observed a line of horsemen, flying over the column they were shot down by ground fire.
The loss of this aeroplane was the RFC's first combat loss in the Great War. The wreckage of the machine was the first indication to the Germans that the BEF had arrived at the Front.
Lt Waterfall (along with Lt Bayly) is buried in Tournai Communal Cemetery Extension, Belgium.

avro540

Vincent Waterfall

avro540

Left: the parents of Vincent: Walter Frank & Mary Waterfall
Right: Walter Frank, Vincent on his father's knee and Roy, his brother standing up

avro540

Vincent Waterfall, adolescent - teenager

avro540

article de journal relatant le procès de Vincent pour excès de vitesse en moto et conduite sans son permis

avro540

Licence de pilote de Vincent Waterfall - Pilot licence of Vincent Waterfall

avro540

Certificat de pilote de Vincent obtenu sur avion Vicker le 22/04/1913
Flight certificate of Vincent got on plane Vicker, on 22/04/1913

avro540

Vincent Waterfall aux commandes de son avion - Vincent Waterfall driving his airplane

avro540

Article de journal annonçant le décès de Vincent - Newspaper's article announcing the death of Vincent

avro540

avro540

Rapports d'enregistrement de la sépulture de V. Waterfall - V. Waterfall's grave registration report

We will remember him! - Nous nous souvenons de lui!


Few pictures are provided by membres of the Vincent's family. - Thanks to them.
Si vous possédez dez indications, documents, photos relatifs à cet événement,
nous serions heureux que vous nous en donniez copie
If you detain some indormation, documents, pictures or testimonies concerning this event,
we should be pleased to recieve a copy

mail

Sources:
Few pictures are provided by membres of the Vincent's family. - Thanks to them.
Some mages are from by Alan Seymour; other informations here, on Western Front Association web-site
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.
Traces of War web site
Médecins de la Grande Guerre, par DR Loods
Association du mémorial de Rebecq
Monsieur Louis Darbé, Marcq-Enghien