Am looking for information the WA Southey's ancestors and descendants:
Name: Walter Alfred Southey Country: South Africa Rank: Captain Service: Royal Flying Corps Royal Air Force Units: 48, 84 Victories: 20 Born: 29 April 1897 Place of Birth: ? Died: ? Place of Death: ?
Southey joined the army in February 1916. He transferred to the Royal Flying Corps in August 1916 and the following year, he joined 48 Squadron as a Bristol Fighter pilot. He scored no victories until he was reassigned to 84 Squadron in April 1918. Becoming a flight commander during the summer of 1918, he narrowly escaped capture when he inadvertently landed his aircraft behind enemy lines. Flying the S.E.5a, Southey was credit with twenty victories.