Henry Basil Pett MC

1888 Feb 14. Born Yorkshire

1891 census at Bradfield, Yorks

1901 census at Bradfield, Yorks

1911 census at Woodland View, Oughtibridge, Sheffield

1915 Aug 31 Landed in France

RAF Record

1917 Feb 27 Commissioned 2nd Lt

1918 Jun 22. Citation for MC Gazetted . Sec .Lieut . Henry Basil Pett, R.F.C.—For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He showed great courage and skill while engaged on reconnaissance and contact patrol s during operations, flying at very low altitudes under heavy rifle and machine-gun fire. On many occasions he located the enemy's line by deliberately drawing their fire from the ground . On one occasion he made a reconnaissance of a who e corps front in very bad weather , whih made it necessary for him to fly at a height of 350 ft . He was continuously under very heavy fire, but completed his reconnaissance and obtained valuable information

1919 Sep 1. Flying Officer H,. B. Pett, M.C., relinquishes the grading for pay and allowances as Flight Lt. on ceasing to be empld. as Flight Lt. (A.).

1919 Sep 29 . Transferred to unemployed list. Lt H B Pett

1920 Jan/Mar Married in Coventry to Theresa Nauen

1920 Aug 17. Joined ADRIC with service no 365. Posted to C Coy

1920 Dec 13. Resignation accepted on transfer to RAF

1923 Jan 1. Promoted Fl Lt

1923 Oct 1. Transferred to Reserve Class A

1924 Oct 21. Transferred to Reserve Class C

1925. Divorce Court File: 9610. Appellant: William James Leahy. Respondent: Adeline Leahy. Co-respondent: Henry Basil Pett. Type: Husband's petition for divorce. He later marries her

1926 Apr 6. Flight Lt. Henry Basil PETT, M.C., resigns his commission on appointment to a commission in the Auxiliary Air Force.

1928 Jan 11. No. 601 County of London (Bombing) Squadron — Flight Lt. Henry Basil PETT, M.C., resigns his commission

1938 April 29. Accident. He appears to have done a lot of dog breeding from 1929 to 1939 with a number of newspaper articles on dog shows and greyhound coursing.

1938 May 13. Chelmsford Chronicle. Mrs. Adeline Pett was fined 15/- for keeping her two dogs without licences, and her husband., Mr. Henry B. Pett, was fined 45/- for keeping his six without licences

1939 Register. He is a Greyhound Trainer living at Forest Cott Manor Road , Chigwell U.D., Essex. He is living with Adeline Tireman, who he later marries

Ran the Jasmine/Yasmin Restaurant in Brighton

1963 Nov 13 Died Lewes, Sussex aged 75