Indra Lal Roy
Indra Lal Roy

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Name: Indra Lal Roy
Occupation: War Hero
Gender: Male
Birth Day: December 2, 1898
Death Date: Jul 22, 1918 (age 19)
Age: Aged 19
Country: India
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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Indra Lal Roy

Indra Lal Roy was born on December 2, 1898 in India (19 years old). Indra Lal Roy is a War Hero, zodiac sign: Sagittarius. Find out Indra Lal Roynet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

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He made many sketches of aircraft while recuperating from injuries he sustained during a crash-landing in December 1917.

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As per our current Database, Indra Lal Roy died on Jul 22, 1918 (age 19).

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Before Fame

He attended St Paul's School, Hammersmith in London, England.

Biography Timeline

1917

When the First World War broke out, Roy was attending St Paul's School, Hammersmith in London, England. Initially rejected by the Royal Flying Corps on the grounds of poor eyesight, Roy paid for a second opinion from a leading eye specialist, and the decision was overturned. Five months after turning 18, on 4 April 1917 he joined the RFC, and was commissioned as a second lieutenant on 5 July. After training and gunnery practice at Vendôme and Turnberry, he joined No. 56 Squadron on 30 October. Roy was part of "A" Flight, commanded by Captain Richard Maybery.

1918

Two months later, Roy was injured after he crash-landed his S.E.5a fighter on 6 December. While recovering, Roy made numerous sketches of aircraft — many of which survive. In May he returned to duty as an equipment officer and within a few weeks was passed as medically fit to fly. He was transferred to Captain George McElroy's flight in No. 40 Squadron in June 1918.

Roy was killed over Carvin on 22 July 1918 in a dog fight against the Fokker D.VIIs of Jagdstaffel 29. He is buried at Estevelles Communal Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France.

Roy was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) in September 1918 for his actions during the period of 6–19 July 1918. He was the first Indian to receive the DFC. His citation read:

1998

In December 1998, to mark the 100th anniversary of his birth, the Indian postal service issued a commemorative stamp in his honour.

Family Life

Indra's nephew, Subroto Mukerjee, became the first Chief of Air Staff of the Indian Air Force.

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