Henry "McIrish" McElroy
Service:Royal Flying Corps Royal Air
Date Of Birth: May 14, 1893
Place of Birth:Donnybrook
Date Of Death: July 31, 1918
Place of Death:Laventie
Before transferring to the Royal Flying Corps, McElroy spent
time in the trenches until he was badly wounded in a gas attack.
He was Ireland's highest scoring ace and Edward Mannock's star
pupil. Five days after Mannock was killed in combat, McElroy's
S.E.5a was shot down over Laventie by antiaircraft fire. The Royal
Air Force lost two of its finest pilots in less than one week.