John Allan
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WW1 pilot's family visit his Redcar resting place

The family of a pilot who left his home in New Zealand to help in the war effort in Redcar, has visited his graveside nearly 100 years after his death.

John Allan was 20-years-old when he left New Zealand to join the air service in 1915. Sent to Redcar for training, the pilot soon became an instructor.

However, three-years-later, he was killed when the engine failed on the Sopwith Camel he was flying.

Now his family have travelled to his recently restored graveside to pay their respects.

  • 06 Aug 2014
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