Reginald Victor Byron Loxley


Reginald Victor Byron Loxley


First World War

Date of Death / Age


Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Royal Air Force

Awards: Service Medals/Honour Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial: Name/Reference/Country

14. IV. 11th Transverse path.

Headstone Inscription

No Report

UK & Other Memorials

Northchurch Village Memorial. St Mary’s Church Window, Northchurch, Individual plaque, St Mary’s Church, Northchurch

Pre War

Reginald Victor Byron Loxley was born in 1887 at Fairford, Glos., son of Rev Arthur Smart Loxley and Alice Mary (nee Duncombe) and was educated at Radley College, Abingdon, Oxon. 

He was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in 3rd battalion Gloucestershire Regt. A Militia (Later Territorial formation).

Wartime Service

His Service dates from 20 Jan 1915 in France & Flanders when he was appointed to Armoured cars which would indicate he was Royal Naval Air Service and also a Motor Engineer.

He was appointed Temp Sub-Lieutenant RNVR on 20 Jan 1916 and Temp Lieutenant on 5 Oct 1916. He was Asst. Transport Officer for 3 Wing RNAS from July 1916 and Transport Officer for a Flying school at Vendome from July 1917 and then in Oct 1917 as Exec Officer for a RNAS Sqn at Dunkirk.

He was appointed as Adjutant at Department of Aircraft Production in Paris on 9 Jul 1918 and probably advanced to the rank of Captain in the RAF. On 15 Oct 1918 he was admitted, with Influenza, to the Astoria Hotel, Paris where He died of Pneumonia (possibly an early Spanish Flu victim).

Additional Information

Effects of £345 10s 8d were paid to his mother. Reginald’s brothers, Arthur and Vere, were also killed in the Great War.


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