Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B283 (12/01/1918)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B283 was being utilised for an Artillery Patrol on 12th January 1918

Its crew comprised:

  • TA Urwin
  • JH Young

The RFC Casualty Report shows ” Machine left aerodrome at 11.00 on Artillery Patrol. Machine (believed to be an AW) seen by ground observers to land under control (62B.G.28.B.1.7)”

The crew were classified as “missing”.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

TA Urwin / JH Young

German POW Records show that TA Urwin died of wounds in Feld-Lazarett, Bohain on 15th January 1918. He was buried in Soldatenfriedhof, Bohain Grave 274

TA Urwin Casualty Card [Source: RAF Museum]

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s records confirm that the remains of TA Urwin were located at Bohain Station Military Cemetery (62B.D.14.C.95).

German POW Records shows that JH Young died of wounds at Feld-Lazarett, Seboncourt on 17th January 1918. He was buried in Friedhof, Seboncourt Grave 114

Young J H Incident

JH Young Casualty Card [Source: RAF Museum]

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s records confirm that the remains of JH Young were located at Seboncourt (62B.J.11.D.2.2)

In accordance with government policy at that time, their remains were exhumed, identified and concentrated (reinterred) at PREMONT BRITISH CEMETERY as follows:

  • URWIN, TA Second Lieutenant  Grave III. AA. 19.
  • YOUNG, JAMES HILL Lieutenant Grave V. A. 24.

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 B283

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