Historical information

Souvenir is from an aircraft flown by 2LT Lewis Charles Burford Sheppard RFC, killed when his aircraft crashed on landing on the Bapaume Rd, Fremicourt in the Somme Area. A portion of a wing stay was cut from the aircraft and fashioned into a war trophy with the manufacturers logo and a hand written inscription detailing the crash on the reverse. The aircraft was probably an SE5

Physical description

Brown sealed timber cross section of a WW 1 aircraft stay Aircraft manufacturer logo in red and gold of London Aircraft Co Ld. Reverse has hand written inscription.

Inscriptions & markings

Manufacturers logo of London Aircraft Co Ld. Reverse side has hand written inscription.
Logo is Red "A" with red wings enclosed in a red circle with "Aircraft Co London on scroll under logo.
Inscription on reverse reads "Captain Shepherd killed near Fremicourt April 21 1917 Piece of his planes stay Collided with tree on Bapuame Rd while landing