28 July 1918. Tone died following a crash while flying Sopwith Dolphin III E4449 (with 200HS engine) at Beaulieu Airfield, East Boldre.
“One wing folded at 2000ft during aerobatics exhibition and dived straight into ground. Capt TPH Bayetto killed.“ [RAFM 264819].
He flew a bright red Sopwith Dolphin which had all its flying and landing wires specially tensioned for aerobatics. He was in the habit of flying over to his girl friend’s house for tea every Sunday and one evening on his return he enjoyed his usual stunting over our Airfield before coming in. It was a sickening experience to see one of his lower wings fold up whilst he was performing a flick roll, the aircraft crashing from about 1500 feet. He was a wonderful person and admired by the whole Squadron. I and another great friend of his named Storrs were pall-bearers and took his body to the train at Brockenhurst. [Personal account by Flight Cadet Eric Foster p154 From Forest Field to Western Front].