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Pilot Officer Hugh William Reilley was born in Victoria Hospital, London, Ontario, Canada, on 29th May 1918. He was the son of an American father and Scottish mother. In 1928 or 1929 they returned to London. Hugh was shot down in his Spitfire R6800 LZ-N on 17th October 1940 by a Bf 109 of JG51 flown by Oberst Werner Molders over Westerham Kent at 15:25hrs. His Spitfire crashed and burned out at Crockham Hall, Sevenoaks. He is buried in Gravesend Cemetery, Kent. He was aged 22.