Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8552 was being utilised for an Artillery Patrol on 25th April 1918
Its crew comprised:
- AE Williams
- N Bowden
The RFC Casualty Report shows “Machine left aerodrome at 3.45. Report received states that machine was struck by a shell whilst in the air (Cachy); fate of personnel unknown”
AE Williams and N Bowden
AE Williams and N Bowden were initially reported “missing” then as “killed”
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s records show that the remains of AE Williams and N Bowden were located at 62D[SW] O.17.C.2.3
In accordance with government policy at that time, their remains were exhumed, formally identified and concentrated (reinterred) at VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MILITARY CEMETERY as follows:
- WILLIAMS, ALFRED EDMUND Second Lieutenant Grave VI. A. 5.
- BOWDEN, Second Lieutenant Grave VI. A. 10.
Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 C8552
The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and the RAF in the Field