Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2693 (06/06/1917)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2693 was being utilised for an Artillery Patrol on 6th June 1917

The crew comprised:

  • GW Devenish
  • HGK Cotterill

The RFC Casualty Report shows “Left aerodrome at 10.30, seen by Capt Neville, who was on duty on line patrol, to be brought down in flames by heavy artillery near Premont”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

GW Devenish / HGK Cotterill

The Personnel Casualty Ledger shows “Unconfirmed report in a German publication states that pilot and observer were both killed” (Their deaths were subsequently confirmed)

Devenish

[Source: RAF Museum]

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s records show that the remains of HGK Cotterill were located at 62BA.11.A6.6

In accordance with government policy at that time, his remains were exhumed, formally identified and concentrated (reinterred) as follows:

  • COTTERILL, HAROLD GORDON KNIGHT Lieutenant PROSPECT HILL CEMETERY, GOUY II. A. 15.

The remains of GW Devenish were not located (or could not be formally identified) and, as such, he is commemorated on the ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2693

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and the RFC in the field